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Beverage Manufacturing

  • 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 19, 2013

    Shmaltz Brewing: A Rejewvenation Worth Drinking To

    For most people, a spiritual awakening may lead to charity work, renewed membership in a local synagogue or church, or a large donation to a good cause. But Shmaltz Brewing Company founder Jeremy Cowan is not most people. And for him, it meant something very different: beer.

  • 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 23, 2013

    Where You Can Find Rare Japanese Craft Beer in NYC

    Expressing exactly how much the Japanese love beer is not easy, even if their reputation for drinking the stuff is not as established as the Belgians with their beer monks and centuries of brewing history, the Germans with their claim on the world's oldest brewery and Oktoberfest, or the Americans w ... More >>

  • 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

    July 15, 2013

    The 10 Best Breweries in NYC(-ish)

    Pre-Prohibition New York City was flush with the fermenting, bubbling, steeping barrels of brewing beer, but it was several decades after Repeal Day before the boroughs began making a beer industry comeback. Today, though, local breweries are in the midst of a revival, and New York now ranks fourth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    5 Best Locally Made Beers for July 4 According to Bierkraft's Joe Tracy

    Beer is a longstanding July 4 tradition, and an ice cold brew sounds especially good in this hot and sticky weather. You have lots of options when it comes to stocking your cooler, so we tracked down Joe Tracy, cellar manager of Brooklyn's craft beer mecca Bierkraft, who gave us his top five picks f ... 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

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    The Other Beer Book Out Now: Shmaltz's Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah

    A Shmaltz-y tale.​There's a very big book about beer that's making waves right now. But a smaller book on beer is also making the rounds. Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah, by Shmaltz Brewing founder Jeremy Cowan, is a small business memoir that celebrates kosher (and not-so-kosher) craft beer.

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    SAY KANPAI!

    SAY KANPAI!

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Bottoms Up! The Final Round of Beers for Brooklyn Pour Has Been Released

    See you there on October 15​Brooklyn Pour is less than a month away, and while we know you're eagerly counting down the days, here's some more info to get you even more pumped for the Village Voice's first ever craft brew tasting event: The final round of beers has just been released, and we'v ... More >>

  • 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

    September 1, 2011

    Chick Beer Founder Shazz Lewis Dishes on Making Girly Brews

    ChickNo boys allowed​Truth be told, we're a little wary of alcoholic beverages marketed exclusively to women. So when we read about Chick, a just-released beer marketed at the female demographic, we were skeptical at best. What's wrong with regular beer? So we called up founder Shazz Lewis t ... 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

    January 14, 2010

    Sarah Palin to Give Address at Wine and Spirits Convention

    APSomeone give this lady a glass of wine​Ca-ching! That's the sound of Sarah Palin cashing in. Her multi-million deal with Fox doesn't stop her from traveling around the country to make appearances, for which she reportedly charges $100,000. In fact, this spring Palin will be the keynote speak ... 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009

    GOOD BAR HUNTING

    A thorough search for clues and booze

  • 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

    July 15, 2008
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    April 9, 2008
  • 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
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    July 17, 2007
  • Film

    March 15, 2005

    Punch-Drunk Love

    Filmmaker-sommelier Jonathan Nossiter uncorks a vintage wine-industry exposé

  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005

    Wines to Welcome

    A new shop gives lesser-known vintners their due

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