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Vineyards and Winemakers

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Nobletree Delivers Groundbreaking "Estate" Coffee

    A New York original is set to enter the city's coffee scene. Helmed by a true New Yorker (OK, by way of New Jersey), Nobletree will introduce a new business model, advance the Red Hook revival, and upset the balance of the city's specialty coffee scene.

  • 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

    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 31, 2013

    Why 2014 Will Be Your Best Wine Year Yet

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Wine From Colares, Portugal Is Some of the Rarest in the World--Here's Where to Find it in NYC

    Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, where the edge of the earth kissed the sea, sat a castle. Perched high on a mountain, this pastel-hued palace looked down upon stark cliffs that plunged into the rumbling ocean, upon which grew precious vines. Both royals and locals prized the vines for their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Rouge Tomate's Pascaline Lepeltier: "The More I Learned About Hospitality ... The More I Realized That What I Really Loved Was Wine"

    Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Momofuku's Jordan Salcito: "The Key to Selling Any Kind of Wine is Conviction and Enthusiasm"

    Some of the best sommeliers in NYC are female, and these ladies not only know their wine, they effusively share their knowledge with customers and friends without any of the pretension often (rightly or wrongly) associated with that, ahem, other species of somm. I caught up with six of these women t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Maison Premiere's Lisa Giffen Shares a Wine Secret: Drink Savoie

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Aussie Wine Got Good! Here's Where to Drink it in New York

    If your last memory of Australian wine was an overripe Shiraz, erase it! The new breed of Aussie wine is leaner, more structured, and food-friendlier than before, and heading to New York thanks to a wave of young, dynamic winemakers and importers. Gordon Little and his fiancee Lauren Peacock of Lit ... 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

    August 9, 2012

    10 Tips for Wine Rookies

    Welcome to Unscrewed, your weekly antidote to wine-related malaise. Allow me to introduce myself with a list: 10 of my best tips for revitalizing your personal wine program or becoming a better drinker. 1. Be curious. There is no shame in learning, only in pretending to know what you don't. 2. Or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2012

    Lincoln Ristorante's Aaron Von Rock on Negronis and Child Labor

    Aaron Von Rock​Aaron Von Rock works as wine director of Lincoln Ristorante (142 West 56th Street), where he has also unveiled popular Negroni and Prosecco bars. Von Rock took the time to chat about the challenges of running single-beverage establishments -- and how a childhood of labor prepped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    5 Great Wines Under $15: Whites

    ​The Pinot Blanc from Alsatian Winemaker Louis Sipp will set you back only $11.96. A couple of days ago I suggested five bottles of red wine you could readily find at Astor and elsewhere under $15 that tasted more expensive than they were, and would appeal to nearly anyone who simply likes w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: St. Paddy's Day in Brooklyn; Austrian Wein

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! St. Patrick's Day The Vanderbilt March 16, 17 & 18 Chef Saul Bolton teams up with Dogfish Head Brewery for a celebration of traditional Irish cooking with a Nouveau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Sake Tasting, Natural Winemakers' Week

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sake Tasting EN Japanese Brasserie Wednesday, March 2 at 6 p.m. The Sake Export Association is hosting an evening of rice wine in the West Village for $50 ($40 in a ... 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

    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 4, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Wine Dinner, Beer Dinner

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Opus One Wine Dinner David Burke Fromagerie Monday, October 6 Enjoy a five-course meal paired with wines from the renowned Opus One winery for $135 per person. The ... 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

    October 20, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: Rioja's Only Official Single-Estate Wine

    ​It's Rioja Restaurant Week in New York, which means that some 100 restaurants around the city are offering special dining deals, like $25-50 prix-fixe menus plus a glass of Rioja wine, or a 20 percent discount on a bottle. Coincidentally, Fork in the Road just happens to be on the road in Rio ... 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

    April 28, 2009

    Booze News--A New Beefeater Gin & Mezcal's Cult Following

    A new study suggests that patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who drink wine before their diagnosis have a reduced risk of relapse or death. The five-year survival rate was 70 percent for wine drinkers and 65 percent for non-wine drinkers. [US News via Alcademics] Randall Grahm, the winemaker at Bon ... More >>

  • 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

    March 17, 2009

    More Wining

    paul goyette @ Flickr Governor Paterson's proposal to widen wine sales throughout the state has gained yet another endorsement, this time from Newsday. A number of local newspapers have championed the idea, which would allow grocery stores in New York State to sell wine, a right that stores in 35 st ... 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
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    July 17, 2007
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    December 29, 2006
  • NYC Life

    October 4, 2005

    An End to California 'Chablis'

    Does it matter that new American wines can't be labeled with regional affiliations?

  • 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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