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  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Here's Our Final Line-Up for Brooklyn Pour Plus a Handy Map

    In less than two weeks, Brooklyn Pour, our annual beer tasting event, will descend on Skylight One Hanson, bringing dozens of samples of craft beer to ticket holders. We're close to selling out, but you still have time to buy your pass. Check out our final line-up of vendors plus our handy map of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Here Are More Breweries at Brooklyn Pour, Plus Our Featured DJ

    We hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend, and that you survived your first productive day back in the office in, oh, about three months. We bet you could use a drink. So let us tempt you with Brooklyn Pour, our beer tasting event that is now just a little over three weeks away. It's time to buy your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Taste Rare Japanese Craft Beers For One Night Only

    Japanese beer is so much more than Asahi and Sapporo. In 1994, deregulation of the Japanese beer market set off an explosion in the craft beer scene. Twenty years later, the gastronomic arena is simmering again, with a vibrant resurgence in craft brewers and drinkers. Trouble is, these well-rounded, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Even More Breweries Announced for Brooklyn Pour

    We promised to bring you dozens of beers, and we've now confirmed a total of 39 brewers for our fourth annual Brooklyn Pour beer tasting festival, which hits Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5437) in Brooklyn on September 27. We're set to announce 25 more entrants today, a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    More Breweries Confirmed for Brooklyn Pour

    When all is said and done, we'll have announced dozens of breweries confirmed to participate in our fourth annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, but we're rolling out our participants a batch at a time in lead-up to the event, which hits Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Greek Wines Rule the List at Molyvos

    Most visitors to Santorini at some point sip a crisp glass of lemon and sea-salt imbued assyrtiko while sitting hypnotized by the blue of the romantic isle's caldera; few have gone home and dedicated their lives to it (the wine; plenty of folks pursue bliss). Kamal Kouiri, wine director and general ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Meet Long Island Winemaker Russell Hearn (He Admits to Not Drinking Chardonnay)

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Why You Should Expand Your Sparkling Wine Horizons With Pet Nat

    No time is a bad time for a glass full of bubbly wine (OK, maybe when operating heavy machinery), so you should consider drinking more of it. You can expand your horizons in the category this week at Williamsburg wine shop Vine Wine (616 Lorimer Street, 718-349-1718): The retailer -- which is known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Try Shandy

    If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Here's a Wine-Driven Reason to Venture to Times Square -- and a Way to Score a Deal

    The New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently announced their upcoming wine dinners, which will be hosted on the 47th floor in the View Restaurant, New York's only rotating restaurant.

  • Dining

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Bloomer Creek Wines Make Finger Lakes Hallowed Ground

    Kim Engle pauses mid-sentence as his eyes drift to the window. Looking uneasy, he peers through the foggy pane at his vineyards: "Sorry, the rain made me lose concentration; it makes me nervous." For four summer days, the rain had been driving down in unseasonably high quantities; that morning, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Winemakers of New York: Peter Bell of Fox Run

    New Yorkers live in one of the greatest winemaking states of our nation, yet we lack the close bond to our local wine market that, say, San Franciscans have with Sonoma or Napa. In an effort to start a dialogue with the winemakers of our backyard and spotlight the delicious juice being made only a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's Legacy Left for a Nation and Her Wine Industry

    Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    A Vineyard Crawl in the North Fork

    Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Brooklyn Pour Is Two Weeks Away--More Breweries and Food Announced

    We're less than two weeks out from the Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, which descends on Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, 718-783-5437) in Fort Greene October 12. Our VIP tickets are sold out--but there are a few more general admission slots available, and today brings more info that should t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    More Reasons to Go to Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Have you purchased your ticket for our Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, going down on October 12 at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene? Get on it: VIP tickets--which get you early access to brews plus admission to a private lounge--are nearly sold out, and general admission tickets are going quick ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    More Brewers Named for Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Have you picked up your tickets for our upcoming Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival? If you're still waiting to pull the trigger, this might entice you: We've got whole new batch of breweries to reveal that will be pouring beer alongside the sneak peek line-up we told you about last week.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival Line-Up; Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    Attention craft beer fiends: Here's your friendly reminder that tickets for our annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival go on sale tomorrow at noon, and you'll want to scoop yours up so you can join us at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on October 12 for more than 100 craft brews plus food and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Why SAVOR Is a Must-Do Event for Both Beer Geeks and Beer Novices

    This weekend, beer enthusiasts will descend upon the Altman Building for SAVOR, a craft beer and food pairing event traditionally held in Washington, D.C., that's coming to New York City just this once. "It's been a really neat adventure for us to jump to New York for this year," says Julia Herz, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Empire State of Wine: 10 Great Bottles from the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment

    As spring continued dragging her feet last week, New Yorkers traipsed through snow flurries to drink wine. Nothing new there, except that the second annual NY Drinks NY was in town, offering imbibers a taste of local wines. I focused my efforts on the Finger Lakes and Niagara Escarpment, two regions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Pressing Thai, Tahitian, and Balinese Grapes: 5 New Latitude Wines

    Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Two Weeks After Sandy, Can Red Hook Winery Be Saved?

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about celebrating the new Brooklyn wine trail. Both Brooklyn Oenology and Brooklyn Winery, featured in the story, were relatively unscathed by Hurricane Sandy. But Red Hook Winery is located right over the water, nearly at the end of Pier 41, and the facility was completely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Your Guide to Brooklyn's Wine Country

    Can't make it to Napa this week 'cause Jay-Z hitched a ride in your Gulfstream to his Barclays show? No worries, hit up Brooklyn, Hova's favorite borough, for an idyllic afternoon on the subway wine trail. Your chariots, the 5/G/L trains, let you have the drink without the drive -- can you name anot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Brooklyn Pour Announces Second Round of Brewers

    After announcing 40 brewers a couple weeks ago, Brooklyn Pour has added its second round of brewers, bringing the total so far to 60, already breaking last year's total. The event takes place on Saturday, October 6th, and you can find tickets at the Brooklyn Pour website.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Brooklyn Pour Announces First Round of Brewers

    [See More Events: BLT Cooking Class, Iron Chef Contestant Menu | Drink the City] Fellow beerheads, take heed! The Village Voice's second annual beer festival Brooklyn Pour has announced 40 of the 100-plus craft brewers at the event, which takes place on Saturday, October 6 at Skylight One Hanson. P ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 13, 2012

    SUN & SUDS

    Bring your thirst to the waterfront

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    September 28, 2011



  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    More Beers Released for Brooklyn Pour, VIP Tickets Sold Out

    Cheers!​Planning on getting tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer tasting event extravaganza? Well, you best be getting a move on it, since VIP tickets are now gone, and general admission ones are selling quickly, with only a limited supply left. Need a push to snap into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    The Beers They Are a-Flowing at Brooklyn Pour

    Don't wait! Get your tickets today!​If you haven't already purchased tickets for Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice's craft beer extravaganza happening on October 15 at Skylight One Hanson, you better get a move on things. VIP tickets are almost sold out, and general admission ones are flying f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    David Cichowicz of Good Beer NYC On Ales That Make You Pucker and Brews with Less Booze

    Wayne ChowaniecGood Beer NYC's David Cichowicz​This Thursday is Saint Patrick's Day, which in New York is less of a celebration of Irish culture than it is an excuse to guzzle green beer and demand kisses from strangers. Might we suggest forgoing the tinted lager this year and instead opting f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Wine In Supermarkets Redux: The Battle Continues

    ​They're at it again, those crazy kids fighting in Albany over the long-running debate about whether to allow the state's supermarkets to sell wine. This scrap, which pits the supermarket lobby versus the equally powerful liquor store lobby has been going on for years. The Voice even wrote ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    The Most Interesting Man in the World Just Got More Interesting; Lagers Go Dark

    ​Dos Equis is the first beer brand to reach the coveted milestone of 1 million 'Likes' on Facebook, thanks largely to the awesome Most Interesting Man in the World ads. [BusinessWeek] This Super Bowl Sunday, will you be drinking ale or lager, craft beer or Coors? Beer industry insiders weigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Dinner Fix; a Cleaving Reading

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! DinnerFix CultureFix Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. The gallery-slash-resto bar's monthly dinner party series continues with this five-course meal, featuring the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing Company Talks Geektoberfest, Jewish Celebration & How Sour is the New Bitter

    Jeremy Cowan​Jeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Conor McCormack of Brooklyn Winery Talks Urban Winemaking, the Science in the Glass & Why Winemakers Are So Beer Happy

    photo by Ben KilgustConor McCormack with founders Brian Leventhal (left) and John Stires (right).​Just a few blocks from Brooklyn Brewery is -- wait for it -- Brooklyn Winery. Or rather, Brooklyn Winery Urban Winery Winemaking Center. The bespoke winery is the brainchild of Brian Leventhal a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Forget Banh Mi Beefs. Introducing the Brooklyn Winery Wars.

    "Lucy! You got some 'splainin to do!"​ Remember good, ol' fashioned Brooklyn banh mi rivalries? Well, the borough has now graduated to winery wars. The Brooklyn Paper reported today that a squabble has broken out between two wineries in Brooklyn, but one of them now says the episode is a non-i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Q&A: Tool's Maynard James Keenan on Blood Into Wine, the New Documentary About His Adventures in Winemaking

    "But hopefully they'll end up waking up one day, open up that bottle of wine and go, 'Holy shit. He's right,' and give me a nod rather than drop to their knees." ​With mindless celebrities attaching their name to any vanity project that comes their way--Cadmium-laced Miley Cyrus bracelets pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Patrick Watson on the New Brooklyn Wine Exchange, the Best Wines to Bring to a Party, and Going Biodynamic

    ​Patrick Watson and his wife Michele Pravda have built a mini empire on wine and cheese--they own the cheese shop Stinky Bklyn, the wine bar JakeWalk, and the wine shop Smith and Vine, all within a few blocks of each other on Smith Street in Brooklyn. This week, they opened a second, larger wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Rioja Winemakers Try to Make Medicine Out of Vino

    katielips/flickr​Rioja winemakers may be promoting the fruits of their labor in New York this week, but back in Rioja, it's business as usual. And, in some cases, not so usual. Bodegas Riojanas, which just happens to be one of the oldest wineries in the region, is one of nine wineries particip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Why We Still Can't Buy Wine at the Supermarket

    paulgoyette/flickr​This week in the Voice, Graham Rayman takes a look at the city's liquor laws -- in particular, those surrounding the sale of wine in supermarkets. You may be able to drink just about whatever you like in this town, but it's illegal to buy a bottle of wine with your groceries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    The Winemakers: The 'Big Brother' of Wine

    The Winemakers is coming to PBS this fall, a six-part reality series shot in Paso Robles, California, that pits 12 wannabe winemakers against each other. The contestants include a lawyer, a teacher, and a marketer, who must compete in such challenges as working a crush and pouring in a tasting roo ... More >>

  • News

    August 11, 2009

    What Do You Have To Do To Get a Bottle of Wine Around Here?

    Why you still can't buy wine with your groceries in New York

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Peñín Guide In Hand

    Spanish wine critic José Peñín unveiled his Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 2009 yesterday at a wine tasting held at the American Museum of Natural History. We had a quick tête-à-tête with the critic over a glass of vino or 30. You've often been compared to Robert Parker for your use of the 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    South African Female Winemaker Dinner at Madiba

    Madiba (195 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn), Fort Greene's fabled South African restaurant, along with Gnarly Vines Wines & Spirits (350 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn), is hosting a South African Female Winemaker Dinner on Wednesday, March 11. Mark Henegan, who grew up in South Africa and owns the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Fork in the Road Tries Drinking Really, Really Local

    This week, FitR's column explores the urban winemaking phenomenon. The idea of making wine commercially in a city is all over SF's Bay Area already—see SF Chronicle, Imbibe magazine. And now it's come to New York. Urban winemaking isn't about growing grapes in the city, which would be pretty muc ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2008

    Ever Had a Nice Bottle of Greenpoint?

    Bringing the wine to the people: the new generation of urban winemakers

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007
  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005

    Wines to Welcome

    A new shop gives lesser-known vintners their due

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