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White Wine

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    September 12, 2014

    Act Quickly: There Are a Few Choice Sub-$100 NYCWFF Tickets Left

    Even though the annual New York City Food and Wine Festival (NYCWFF) and its hoard of groupies don't storm the city for another month, tickets have already been pillaged for a number of events. How typical! (Writes the jaded New Yorker.) Don't despair though -- we've sifted through the remainder of ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    What It's Like to Be Part of the All-Female Wine Team at a Manhattan Steakhouse

    Washington state transplant and sommelier Jessica Certo, now a decade deep into her NYC residency, knows how to work the floor of a steakhouse. She's so good at her job, she can sell a glass of Chardonnay to a lawyer ordering a filet. And Certo doesn't work at any old steakhouse, but the impressivel ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    The Austrian Cure for Vinous Discontent

    It's mid-summer, we're steeping in city heat, and thus reaching for a bottle of chilled wine when evening refreshment hour rolls around (which seems to creep up earlier in the day as the season stretches on). By now, you've probably guzzled the last of your Wölffer rosé allotment, dumped out enoug ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Mondays after a holiday weekend are brutal. Thankfully, there are plenty of mood boosters to look forward to this week; see the lobster, Riesling, and other treats on this week's event line-up.

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    July 7, 2014

    Seven Years on, Paul Grieco Is Still Trying to Eradicate Your Riesling Sins

    This season brings the seventh iteration of Summer of Riesling, a vinous campaign founded and led by Riesling's greatest advocate, Paul Grieco of Terroir Wine Bars, to educate consumers on the grape's breadth of styles (e.g., most aren't sweet, many of the best are dry) and celebrate the grape's gen ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    What Wines Pair Well With Your Raw Bar Dishes, Per NYC's Somms

    Summer equals seafood. Fresh, raw, and unadulterated, nothing compares to scoring a seat at a glistening metal bar on a steamy NYC day, the slight damp from the swipe of a recent wipe down cooling your baked skin, while an oversized platter of chilled shellfish and crisp glass of wine appear before ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014
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    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

    April 15, 2014

    Is Salta Argentina's Next Hot Spot for Wine?

    Last week, I spent several days touring the high country of Argentina's northwest in the Province of Salta, a varied landscape that kisses the arid edges of Bolivia and Peru. While driving three hours north from the city of Salta towards wine country in Cafayate, the landscape transforms every 30 mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    First Look: Steak Frites and a Cheeky Chardonnay Cocktail at General Assembly

    The Hurricane Club held sway in the Flatiron neighborhood for three and a half years, a rather impressive feat given that the neighborhood never really warmed to the tongue-in-cheek tiki bar concept that anchored it. But this year, Michael Stillman -- a seasoned vet who presides over restaurants lik ... 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 24, 2013

    Holiday Sparklers for Under $20

    As festive as shopping and wrapping gifts can be (if battling crowds in search of the perfect gift to present neatly in a beautiful, Martha Stewart-approved package complete with red ribbon can be considered fun), the joy of the season quickly evaporates when the credit card bill comes in January -- ... More >>

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    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 25, 2013

    What to Drink on Thanksgiving? Let's Ask the Sommeliers

    More than any other holiday, Thanksgiving receives the brunt of wine pairing coverage: Articles flood the internet filled with musings, deliberations, ruminations, and annoying pontifications over what the heck to drink at the hallowed turkey table. Frankly, if you opt to have a breadth of varieti ... 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 16, 2013

    New Zealand State of Wine with Erin Scala of The Musket Room

    Erin Scala, originally from the state for lovers (Virginia), is currently having a love affair with New Zealand, especially the wines. She's a female force on the NYC sommelier scene and has run the wine show at The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth Street, 212-219-0764), New York's first restaurant showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    What's Happening This Week: Queens Brewery Night, Dinner With A Critic, Crab-A-Palooza

    After a great weekend, the last thing you want to do is take a look at the calendar and realize it's Monday--and the last Monday of summer at that. With school back in session and Labor Day barbecue preparations underway, why not sneak out of the house for one more night? Here's a look at this week' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Cull & Pistol's Julia Travis: "Champagne and French Fries Are Equal Parts Absurd and Perfect Together"

    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 29, 2013

    Charlie Bird's Robert Bohr and Grant Reynolds: "Our List Is an Extension of What We Like to Drink"

    Last week, we interviewed chef Ryan Hardy, who helms the kitchen at Charlie Bird. The wine program at this restaurant, though, is just as serious as the menu, so I sat down with the restaurant's not-so-silent partner Robert Bohr--who worked the floor at Cru for years--and sommelier Grant Reynolds--f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Riesling Went Low-Brow on Last Night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise

    Water cost a dollar on last night's Summer of Riesling Wine Cruise, but the wine was free, and 300 lovers of the German varietal embarked on a three-hour voyage around New York Harbor to imbibe, part of a summer-long initiative to promote Riesling, engage new drinkers, and dispel any misconceptions ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Some Like It Hot Dinner, Riesling Cruise, National Tequila Day: This Weeks Events

    Now that you've swapped weekend warrior stories, it's time to start thinking about how to get through the next Monday through Friday. You could catch up on (or get started with) all those TV shows you've been hearing about, but who wants to risk cabin fever in the heat? Get out of the house with one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Women in Wine: Molly Rydzel, Head Sommelier at Public Restaurant

    Some of the best sommeliers in NYC right now 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 the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Arthur on Smith's Joe Isidori Prefers Italian and Long Island Wines

    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 >>

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    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 23, 2013

    Harold Dieterle on What Wine to Drink With Spicy Food

    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 16, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Talks Amarone, Chardonnay and Her Perfect Food Wine

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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

    February 21, 2013

    Big Reds with Barbecue and More Simple Wine Pairing Advice

    Last week, I opened a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to drink with takeout from Fletcher's BBQ. I wasn't really thinking about the pairing, although perhaps "big red and big food" subliminally guided me to pair the Southern Rhône with charred hunks of meat. I'll leave the review of Fletcher's to ou ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    8 Not Bad Boxed Wines to Pour at Your Next Party

    My last memory of drinking boxed wine is from a college football game. A friend duct-taped a Franzia Chardonnay bladder under khaki pants like a wino's version of a flask. During the game, he would roll up his pant leg, flick the spigot and fill-up nearby students' cups with the plonk. Given this w ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Recipe: Dharma Of Lychee From Lotus Blue

    [See More Daily Shot Recipes: Cedilla Chope From Mother's Ruin | Sadie Hawkin's Sling From JBird] The drink: Dharma of Lychee The bar: Lotus Blue The price: $12 The ingredients: 5 pieces of mango, diced, 1 lychee, whole, 1 oz Riesling, 1 oz Cuban white rum, 1 oz lychee nectar, splash of SoHo Lyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Takeout Your Valentine's Meal Part Deux: Pairings

    FlackJacket2010 / FlckrHave a few drinks to loosen up, but go at your own pace. Don't want to end up like this guy.​You have a plan for Tuesday and now you're ready to stick with it. Ready for your next assignment? Beverage pairings!No romantic meal is complete without a little (or a lot) of booze ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg's Wine Pairings for Candy Canes and Gingerbread Houses

    Scott Abelman / FlickrFancy some Moscato d'Asti with your candy canes?​Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's are just around the corner, meaning holiday feasting is soon upon us. And with holiday eating comes holiday boozing. Now, some holiday celebrations call for downing whatever bo ... More >>

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    December 18, 2011

    James McGown on Buschenschank Brooklyn's Brews

    James McGown​ James McGown, of South Brooklyn Pizza, has recently opened Buschenschank, a pizzeria with Germanic influences, on the corner of Court and Sackett streets. The pub features South Tyrolean cuisine -- which boasts some of the world's finest cold-climate wines. Some selections includ ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Terroir Acknowledges Flub on Food, Promises Grub at Summer of Riesling Concert 2012

    Chantal MartineauRiesling: food-friendly once more​Ask and ye shall receive. As we reported yesterday, the Summer of Riesling Concert 2011 was a lovely, German-wine-soaked Tuesday evening on a boat. The only problem: This celebration of wines with razor-sharp acidity didn't provide food (which ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer of Riesling, Peak Organic Dinner, Taste of Greenmarket

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Peak Organic Beer Dinner The Vanderbilt Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Chef Saul Bolton is cooking up a four-course meal with beer pairings from Maine's Peak Organic ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    The House Wine Is Finally Ready at Brooklyn Winery

    jessicamelling/flickrA wine by any other name...​When you start a winery, especially one that makes reds, you have to account for some lag time between launching the business and seeing profit. It takes time for wines to, well, age. Brooklyn Winery, which launched last year, has also been oper ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Leo Schneemann of Café Kristall On Austrian Wine, Beyond Grüner

    Leo Schneemann​We're betting the first time you ordered the Grüner, you felt pretty cool. The crisp, oftentimes brilliantly acidic wines helped put Austria on the map, but the country has since expanded beyond white wines. Why not try a Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt? Or even a pleasantly mineral ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Make Brasserie's Le Baeckeoffe d'Alsace by Chef Luc Dimnet

    Good pot.​What a tease. Temperatures hit balmy spring levels last week but, alas, it wasn't meant to last. It's still February and the season of hearty one-pot meals continues. Keep the cold at bay with Brasserie's Le Baeckoeoffe d'Alsace, a meaty communal Alsatian dish that pairs wonderfully ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Rubén Sanz Ramiro of Veritas On Wines with Energy and the Restaurant's Craziest Bottle

    Photo by Geert TeuwenRubén Sanz Ramiro​Rubén Sanz Ramiro is the head sommelier at Veritas, which reopened late last year with a new chef and a 3,000-bottle-strong wine cellar. He sat down with Fork in the Road to talk vino and just what gets him revved about it. For starters, it's in his blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    What to Drink at Kin Shop: The Dark 'n' Cloudy

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Rum and coconut.​​​​​​The drink: Dark 'n' Cloudy The bar: Kin Shop, 469 Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, 212-675-4295 The price: $12 The ingredients: Kraken dark rum with a side of coconut ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Drink This--Terras Gauda O'Rosal From Rias Baixas

    We like to drink the sort of wines Alice Feiring is always on about: wines made naturally, fermented using spontaneous yeast and with as few additives and interference as possible. Terras Gauda's O'Rosal is one such wine, a crisp and aromatic albarino-based blend that also incorporates loureiro and ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    What to 'B' to Ivo & Lulu

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a few good wines under $20 to pair with the food at a nearby BYOB restaurant. This week, we talk to Jim Kuhner of Vestry Wines (65 Vestry Street) about what to bring to Franco-Caribbean neighborhood favorite Ivo & ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    What They Ate: The Obamas' First State Dinner

    While much of America was watching this years' Oscars, with its awkward montages and musical numbers, on Sunday night, the Obamas were, of course, hosting their first state dinner for the country's governors and their spouses. A staff of ten, including White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford, ... More >>

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