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photo credit:  Madison Fender

photo credit: Madison Fender

Les Dames d’Escoffier International Names 2019 Legacy Award Winners Supported by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Louisville, KY (May 2019) Seven professional women, chosen as this year’s Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) Legacy Award recipients, have each earned a culinary mentoring experience delivered by seven of the organization’s distinguished members.

Robin Epperson-McCarthy, Owner/Winemaker of Saltbird Cellars awarded the BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY AWARD from Wente Family Estates in Livermore, CA.

Photo Credit: Vera Chinese

Photo Credit: Vera Chinese

6 tiny tasting rooms on the North Fork

written by BJ Gamboa for Northforker (2018)

The new home of Robin Epperson-McCarthy (Saltbird Cellars) and Alie Shaper (As If WinesBrooklyn Oenology).

Custom tables allow for couples or a few groups of four or may be combined into one long table for a more communal tasting experience.

Bonus feature: Robin or Alie are usually on hand to talk wine. Well-trained and passionate servers are excellent. Speaking directly to the winemakers? Priceless. Peconic Cellar Door, 2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic.

Photo Credit:  David Benthal

Photo Credit: David Benthal

The evolution of Long Island winemaking

Written by Lenn Thompson for Northforker (April 2018)

“Growing up local and then working with several talented winemakers on Long Island gave me the understanding and appreciation for the wonderful wines being produced here,” said Epperson-McCarthy, who has also made wine in New Zealand, Australia and California. “Traveling beyond the known philosophy to other regions to experience other wine cultures enabled me to discover my own style and explore what Saltbird Cellars wines can be within the context of the North Fork AVA (American Viticulture Area).”