We have called Brooklyn Uncorked a joyous coming together of winemakers and food artisans from both ends of Long Island. This year was no different. Vintners rubbed elbows with chefs and restaurateurs who have been pouring their wines for years; some of these friendships were formed at the first Brooklyn Uncorked.
And, like the event itself, this community of Long Island wine supporters and seekers has grown. One winery, Bedell Cellars, reports its sales in Brooklyn have tripled since the first Uncorked just six short years ago. It’s no surprise with the room full of New Yorkers–sampling steely chardonnays, fruitful reds, a rainbow of rosés, alongside some of the best cooks, bakers, chocolatiers and picklemakers in New York–who love knowing the Empire State’s wine regions, and eagerly await the next vintage. Long Island Wine Country celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and was recently named one of the world’s 10 best wine travel destinations. If you couldn’t make it to Uncorked last week, consider our other upcoming Edible events, and check out this video recap. And remember that even if Brooklyn Uncorked is just once a year, Long Island wine country is open all year long.