northforker.com: A Sunday meal at Diliberto Winery

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VERA CHINESE PHOTO Sal Diliberto prepares some pasta dough as Riverhead High School junior Sklar Wowak, who joined him in singing traditional Italian songs, looks on.
VERA CHINESE PHOTO
Sal Diliberto prepares some pasta dough as Riverhead High School junior Sklar Wowak, who joined him in singing traditional Italian songs, looks on.

It’s Sunday at Diliberto Winery in Jamesport and owner Sal Diliberto is demonstrating how to make pasta the Old World way for an audience of about 35 people.

Those in attendance probably don’t know it yet, but Mr. Diliberto, who in addition to his Italian cooking skills is a practicing attorney, a vintner and the immediate past-president of the Long Island Wine Council, is about to demonstrate yet another hidden talent for his guests who have braved the nearly zero degree temperatures on one of the coldest Valentine’s Day in recent memory.

The 70-year-old Mr. Diliberto invites employee Skylar Wowak, a junior at Riverhead High School, to accompany him in front of the crowd. Mr. Diliberto takes a deep breath and in a baritone voice let’s out the intro to Dean Martin’s famous Italian anthem, ‘That’s Amore.’

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