Eileen M. Duffy DWS holds a diploma in wines and spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Her book on Long Island wine Behind the Bottle came out in 2015. Visit her website, eileenmduffy.com, to find out what else she's working on.

13 for ’13; Our Top Stories of the Year

EdibleLongIsland.com started in April, so we didn’t get a full year in, but what we got was a doozy. We’ve only scratched the surface of covering Western Suffolk and Nassau, so stay tuned. We did learn that Long Islanders like pickles. Our top story had twice as many readers as number 2.

How Well Do You Know Your Beer? Prove It and Raise Money for Your Favorite Charity

Those wine people, with their blind tastings and dreams of terroir. What do they know about drinking? And do they really know what they’re drinking? You do, though, you beer aficionado, fan, enthusiast. You also know beer tastes best when it’s fresh, which is why you’re starting to choose local beer over imports and why you’re also opting for draft over bottle (cans still get a pass because they block damaging UV rays).