Many consider F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby a candidate for ‘The Great American Novel’. This Jazz Age story, set on New York state’s Long Island, is a cautionary tale of the hubris of wealth. Some have wondered if the wines here were yet another misadventure of the Long Island ruling elite.
Recent results, however, demonstrate that this region has been able to overcome obstacles to produce unique and delicious wines. The upcoming 50th anniversary of the region begs a re-examination.