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May 19, 2024

How Much Alcohol Is in a Full Glass of Wine?

Uncorking the Basics of Wine Alcohol Content Understanding Alcohol by Volume (ABV) When we delve into the world of wines and spirits, one fundamental aspect that is often a topic of interest is the Alcohol by Volume (ABV). ABV is a standard measure used worldwide to quantify the amount of alcohol, that is, ethanol present […]

May 18, 2024

How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

Uncorking Creativity: No Corkscrew, No Problem The quest for wine enjoyment without the traditional tools In the world of wine enjoyment, the ability to open a bottle without a corkscrew is almost akin to a party trick-albeit one with practical applications. At Long Island Wine & Spirit Merchant, we appreciate the love for fine wine […]

May 17, 2024

What is a Dry White Wine? Explanation & Fermentation Process

Introduction to the World of Dry White Wine Defining Dry White Wine Dry white wine is a popular choice among connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike, but what exactly makes a wine “dry”? The term refers to the absence of residual sugar in the wine, resulting in a lack of sweetness. During the fermentation process, yeasts […]

May 16, 2024

Wine Making Guide for Beginners: How to Make Wine

Embarking on Your Wine-Making Journey Understanding the Basics of Wine Making The journey into wine-making begins with grasping the fundamentals, an exciting endeavor that transforms simple grapes into exquisite wine. At its heart, wine-making is an art, honed over centuries, yet it is also accessible for beginners willing to learn. The basics of crafting wine […]

May 15, 2024

How Many Glasses of Wine Are in a Full Bottle Of Wine?

Uncorking the Basics Understanding Wine Bottle Sizes When it comes to enjoying a bottle of wine, many are curious about the various sizes available and what those sizes mean for serving. The standard wine bottle holds approximately 750 milliliters of wine, which is the equivalent of 25.4 US fluid ounces. However, wine bottles can come […]

May 14, 2024

How to Choose Your Next Pinot Noir in Long Island

Embarking on a Pinot Noir Journey in Long Island Why Pinot Noir reigns supreme in Long Island Pinot Noir, with its subtle complexities and graceful flavor profile, has found a special place in the heart of Long Island’s wine country. The region’s unique maritime climate, marked by cool breezes from the Atlantic, provides the perfect […]

May 13, 2024

2024’s Must-Try White Blends for Long Island Wine Lovers

Introduction to 2024’s White Wine Wonders Exploring the allure of white blends White blends have long captivated the palates of wine enthusiasts, offering an intricate dance of flavors that single-varietal wines rarely achieve. As we approach 2024, the allure of these blends only intensifies, featuring an array of tastes that promise to enchant both the […]

May 12, 2024

Discover the Finest Sake Selection in Long Island

The Allure of Sake on Long Island Introduction to Japanese Sake Sake, Japan’s storied alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, holds an exalted position in the pantheon of global spirits. This traditional drink, which has been perfected over centuries, is much more than just rice wine. It is a reflection of Japanese culture, craftsmanship, and […]

May 11, 2024

Make Mothers Day Special with the Mothers Day Wine Case

Introduction to a Toast to Motherhood Celebrating Mothers Day with Long Island Wine & Spirit Merchant Mothers Day is a special occasion that calls for an extraordinary celebration. At Long Island Wine & Spirit Merchant, we understand the importance of honoring the remarkable women in our lives with nothing but the best. As a leading […]

May 11, 2024

Best Local Gin Brands in Long Island Reviewed

Introduction to Long Island’s Finest Gin Discovering Artisan Gin on Long Island Long Island has long been a treasure trove for those passionate about fine wine and good spirits, and more recently, it has become a haven for artisan gin enthusiasts. The movement towards handcrafted spirits in Long Island has shifted into high gear, offering […]