Suffolk County Road 48 – better known as Middle Road – is one of the two main jaunts reaching out to the eastern end of Long Island’s North Fork. It was originally used to transport corn and pumpkins, and was a major trade route in the 17th century, before a great hurricane cut a great swath across it, cutting it in two. Before this, it was known as The Great Road by the native population. But after the storm, the canal that was left in its wake was more useful for the transport of goods and thus became known as The Great Road in the Middle. Hence, Middle Road.
None of that is actually true, but it is called Middle Road and while we hope you continue to use this wonderful road to visit Osprey’s at our Peconic headquarters for tastings, barbecues and more tasting, we did want to keep you apprised of some of the wonderful places that serve our wine that aren’t necessarily accessed by the great Middle Road.
Pepi’s Ristorante in Southold recently began offering Osprey’s wine to complement the fantastic italian cuisine that they are so famous for. Pepi’s has been a North Fork staple since 1999, so we’re very excited to be a part of their wine list. Make sure to order a bottle or two of ODV’s Fume Blanc or Regina Maris Chardonnay the next time you enjoy a meal at Pepi’s.
The Blue Inn at North Fork in East Marion sure doesn’t leave you guessing where it is. And that’s a good thing because it is not a place you’d want to miss. Formerly the Blue Dolphin, The Blue Inn is under new ownership and promises to be a can’t-miss attraction for years to come on the East End. Osprey’s wines are now being served at the Inn, so your excuses are minimal. It’s probably THE time of year to be out East, so make it happen! Wines being served at The Blue Inn include the 2009 Vin Gris Rosé, 2010 Gewurztraminer, 2009 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2008 Chardonnay.
For those of you not into leaving the five boroughs, let alone trekking out to the far reaches of Suffolk County (it really isn’t that far though), we have you covered. Sky Liquors in Bayside is officially part of the Osprey’s family. So all you dwellers of the 718 can avoid the drive, even if it isn’t really that far. We highly recommend trying it. It’s nice out here. Sky Liquors carries Osprey’s 2008 Chardonnay, 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Vin Gris Rosé, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Merlot.