behind the bottle coverEileen M. Duffy’s first book, Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island, came out in April 2015, published by Cider Mill Press. For the book, she interviewed local winemakers and asked them to pick a bottle of wine they made they felt was a milestone for either them or the region. The result is a fascinating account, informed by Eileen’s decade of involvement with the region, of the personalities and the vintages that made Long Island Wine Country what it is today.

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Excerpts from Behind the Bottle


Chapter on Gilles Martin, winemaker at Sparkling Pointe

Excerpt from chapter on Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing



Experience Long Island Wine Country through Time to Toast, a collection of stories from Edible East End focusing on bottles of wine that tell the tale of the region’s first 40 years. From riesling by Roman Roth to Comtesse Thérèse’s Hungarian Oak Merlot, meet the winemakers and growers producing world-class wines just two hours from New York City. E-book available on Amazon.