Angelo Incorvaia spent his career in corporate America, but he and his wife Patricia had long nursed a love affair with California's culture, from its Napa Valley wineries to its cuisine. And so a year and a half ago, when the couple was casting around for something new to do, they decided to bring ... More >>
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.
Nate Appleman was bent on becoming a chef from an early age, and so after high school, he packed his knives off to the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park to learn the craft. When he graduated, he spent the tail end of the '90s and the first few years of this millennium learning butchery in I ... More >>
With the close of the calendar comes contemplation: what have I learned from the wine world in 2013 and what do I expect (or hope) to see in 2014? A few observations: the rise of a new breed of "somm", the demise of the wine score, the discovery of a Jedi Wine Master, and the impending Best Wine Yea ... More >>
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 >>
In honor of Kenny G's four-night stand at the Blue Note, which kicks off tonight, we thought we'd look back at some of the key moments in the life of smooth jazz's most mysterious, misunderstood, and feared figure. See Also: - Ten Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die - Ten (More) Jazz Albums to Hear ... More >>
It has a stigma. Kosher wine that is. Super sweet, sticky, viscous, and usually poured from a square-ish Manishewitz bottle. Or wan and watery bottles picked up en route to a religious home or holiday dinner. But it doesn't have to be this way. Does it?A recent tasting (that sounds so formal, in rea ... More >>
What's interesting in the world of tipples this week: Eben Freeman, the man behind the drink program at The Butterfly, Michael White's restaurant opening this summer in SoHo, is planning a greatest hits cocktail menu for the bar, reports Diner's Journal. It would include drinks he conjured up while ... More >>
Do you enjoy savoring your Village Voice every Wednesday morning with a steaming cup of coffee? Well, here's a much tastier, boozier way to start the day: Village Voice Vino. Yep, we got ourselves a wine.
Courtesy Jonny CigarJonny Cigar gets some Napa learning in him. He's baaack. For the past six months, Noble Rot founder Jonny Cigar has been sowing his oats (grapes) over in Napa Valley. He did a stint working in the cellar at Alpha Omega Winery, spent a little time pouring wines at Swanson V ... More >>
Wegmans recalls 5,000 pounds of Turkish pine nuts sold in its bulk, due to possible Salmonella contamination. [Wall Street Journal] Not surprisingly, consumers want to see health inspection grades displayed prominently in restaurants. [Main Street] Napa Valley and New York City are the only ... More >>
Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Kutsher's Talk & Tasting Tenement Museum October 24 at 6: 30 p.m. In anticipation of Zach Kutsher bringing a taste of his Catskills country club to Tribeca this fall, he and his res ... More >>
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Little-known European aperitifs are all the rage these days, from Rabarbaro Zucca, a rhubarb-flavored amaro, to Becherovka, a cinnamon herbal liqueur from the Czech Republic. [NY Times] Jack Daniel's is tweaking the look of its iconic black-and-white label. For one, the "Lynchburg: Pop. 361" ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! An Evening in Rioja The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen Monday, May 16 at 7: 30 p.m. The wine bar dedicated to organic, biodynamic, and sustainable Old World wines, ... More >>
Roc Marciano, leading the chargeLast year a small, underground pocket of NYC-based hip-hop found its voice again. With Roc Marciano's unimpeachable Marcberg album as the catalyst, a crew of loosely associated artists shook off that tired cliché about our city's commercial-outsider status and ... More >>
B.R. MyersIn the March issue of The Atlantic, vegan, curmudgeon, North Korea expert, and animal-rights activist B.R. Myers goes after foodies in an article entitled "The Moral Crusade Against Foodies." I've got to admit, we've given him a very broad target. He begins by extracting damning q ... More >>
Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Vict ... More >>
Inez BonThere are wine bars that specialize in French wines, Italian wines, Spanish wines, even organic wines, but in all these cases the focus is usually red. Inez Bon wanted to create a wine bar specializing in the kinds of wines she likes to drink: in a word, whites. In more words, crisp, ... More >>
The effects of the recent earthquake in Chile are still being felt across the wine industry, especially by smaller producers, many of which may go bankrupt. [Bloomberg] Inventor of the "hard shake" Kazuo Uyeda will be in New York May 3 to lead a mixology seminar and promote the first English ... More >>
Tabla is among a number of restaurants using psychological principles to overhaul their menus, such as dropping the dollar sign from prices or naming a dish after the chef's mom. [NY Times] 2009 was the year 'nduja, the spicy smoked meat with a cult following, became the "Lady Gaga of pork ... More >>
Movie star Bruce Willis is set to acquire 3.3 percent of Belvedere vodka, as part of a long-term investment, although the actor won't get a seat on the company's board of directors. [Wall Street Journal] The Red Hook Winery is selling its first vintage at Brooklyn Wine Exchange on Court Stre ... More >>
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