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Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”

Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”
Thurs 8/30 at 6 PM at The East Hampton Library

call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register or register by clicking the eventbrite link below:…

The Wines of Long Island was originally published in 1987 and a second, revised edition was issued in 2000. 19 years later, it remained the best and most complete single volume on the history, geography, viniculture, winemaking, and the wineries of Long Island. It was carefully researched and quite well written. It is also seriously out of date.

In the 19 intervening years a very great deal of change has taken place in the wine industry of the region. In 2000 there were 25 wineries and vineyards, about half of which are no longer in business; in 2019 there are 62, including several wine brands that have no winery or vineyard as such and use a crush facility. A handful of the wineries are not even in the East End, but are elsewhere in Suffolk County and two are in Brooklyn.

19 years ago the issue of sustainability was scarcely on the radar; today, sustainable winegrowing is a major issue worldwide, and a new entity, the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers association, is providing independent certification for members.

Long Island wine country has become a major tourist destination, counting about 1.3 million visitors a year, and most wineries provide not only wine-tasting facilities, but also weekend entertainment during the high season. Many of them also host events, dinners, and weddings.

The new edition of The Wines of Long Island provides all this new information as well as updates to the history of the region in a new edition. Every single wine producer in Long Island is described in the book, some of them extensively. This edition is intended as the principal reference and guide for the wines of Long Island. It has nearly 300 pages, a foreword by Louisa Hargrave, and an expanded section on terroir, varieties, and vintages. Most of the 127 illustrations are in color.

Jose Moreno-Lacalle has been writing about Winemaking and Viniculture on Long Island for his blog, Wine, Seriously, since 2010. he holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in Wine (a professional certification) and has an MA in Art History as well.

Long Island At War

Join us as we explore the region’s contribution to each major military engagement since the American Revolution!
The Culper Spy Ring, the Battle of Long Island, Confederate ships lurking within 8 miles of Montauk Point, Long Island’s wartime industrial power…all these topics to be discussed and more!

Mon 12/4

6-7 PM

Sign up at the Adult Reference Desk or call 631-324-0222 ext 3 or register at the Eventbrite link below:



Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, screening @ East Hampton Library


The East Hampton Library and the Hamptons International Film Festival present a screening of the documentary Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, the Audience Award winner at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival. Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A session with director Marc Levin.

Though the recession officially ended in summer 2009, the fallout continues for some 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, many of whom worked their way up the corporate ladder, achieving the American Dream, only to see it slip through their fingers.


3-5 PM register below @ Eventbrite

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