NYC Food & Drink Guide

Rock Star California Zinfandel Wineries

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

California has always been the premiere state in the U.S. for wine production, and probably will be for a very long time. With so many different vineyards, climates, and growing conditions all throughout the state, there are thousands of different wines being produced in California. With that being said, we wanted to highlight one beautiful – Read More

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Why Is Nebbiolo So Awesome?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Oh, red wine, how we love you! If only you were easier to choose from! Just kidding, we love how many varieties of red wine exist, and it’s our goal to teach all of you wine lovers about each and every one of them so you feel more informed to choose your next favorite bottle. – Read More

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What are Tannins?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

With passionate wine drinkers, it’s common to find that a person prefers either red or white very strongly over the other. For some, it has to do with flavor profiles, as reds tend to be deep and earthy, while whites lean towards crisp and fruity. For others, they may tell you it’s because of the – Read More

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The Amazing Spanish Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Spain is a country with one of the highest rates of wine production in the entire world, and they have the bottles to prove it. Spanish wines are known for being a little exotic, sometimes peppery, and always delicious. Usually, we hear about regions like Ribera del Duero, Barcelona, and La Rioja when it comes – Read More

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The Six Noble Grapes: What You Need to Know

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The wine industry has flourished over the last century. It used to be that France and a couple European countries were responsible for most of the wine production of the world but now we have interesting varieties coming out of places like Greece, Portugal, and of course, California. Because of this, we are seeing new – Read More

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Top 5 Most Expensive Bottles Of Wine Ever Sold

Credit: By R.J. Huneke Because of the limited ingredients and growing conditions for the grapes, wine is one of the toughest draughts to make well and, and the most highly touted of vintages have sold for gargantuan amounts of money over the decades. Adding to the delicate and intricate process and the weather conditions – Read More

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The 7 Chillest Places in New Jersey to Drink Wine

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New Jersey is known for its rich history and lively culture, and has plenty of culinary and beverage gems to visit in each of its many regions. For wine lovers who want to meet up with friends or relax after a long day at the office, here are 7 establishments that are known for their laid back atmospheres – Read More

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Feel the Fizz: The Many Types of Sparkling Wine

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Ah, the bubbly. Whether we’re drinking it to celebrate, to brunch, or to just feel a little extra fancy, it adds a little extra sparkle to the occasion. So what gives a sparkling wine its signature bubble? Carbon dioxide! Sparkling wine goes through not one, but two, fermentation processes- one to create the wine itself and – Read More

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What is Gruner Veltliner?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

While the name resembles the sounds your Jewish grandfather makes when he gets out of bed, the Gruner Veltliner is actually a delicious bottle of wine. It’s a white grape found mostly in Austria, where it is the most commonly planted grape in the entire country. Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as Hungary – Read More

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What Gives Wine Its Color?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Wine is most easily recognized by its color. We identify our favorites by whether it’s white, red, or rose, which also tells us what the wine will actually taste like. The more educated wine drinkers can also tell how acidic or tannic a wine will be based on its color. So what gives wine its – Read More

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Oaked vs. Unoaked Chardonnay: What’s the Difference?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Mmm, Chardonnay, that buttery, fruity, delicious white wine that we love so much. Have you ever noticed that there are two totally different kinds of Chardonnay and that they taste completely different? It’s almost like they are separate wines. This is due to the aging process and whether it is an oaked or unoaked Chardonnay. So – Read More

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Class Up Your Fast Food Dinner

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Sure, fast food is a cheap, easy solution to being hungry, but it doesn’t have to be a sad meal. What’s the easiest way to make any fast food meal more elegant? Wine, of course! We’ve paired classic fast food menu items with delicious wines so you can take that drive- in dinner to a – Read More

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Tasty Wines for Your Chinese Dinner

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Generally, when we thinking of beverages to pair with Chinese foods, our minds go to sake or plum wines, but those aren’t the only options! There are plenty of other options to pair with Chinese dishes. If you’re eating Dim Sum, go for a white sparkling wine, or a Riesling. Because of the variety of – Read More

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What to Drink with Your Curry

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Wintertime is a great time to eat curry dishes. The weather is cold and gray but curry is warm, inviting, and spicy, which can warm up any chilly night! The delicious spices and wonderful heat that comes with curry can make wine pairing a bit tricky but have no fear, we are here to help! – Read More

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Millennials and Their Wine

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

As of 2016, millennials (people in their 20s and early 30s) were responsible for the yearly consumption of approximately 159.6 million cases of wine, which was about half of the nation’s total consumption overall. Compared with the other generational categories in the U.S., the baby boomers drank about 30% and the Gen-Xers (those born in – Read More

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What is Petit Verdot?

Friday, February 10th, 2017

The Petit Verdot, or “little green one” is a classically underrated red wine. Because of its rich boldness, it is commonly used as part of a Bordeaux blend and is rarely produced as a single-varietal, although there are some coming out of Australia, Chile, and some other regions. Growing the Petit Verdot can be incredibly difficult – Read More

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Sake: What You Need To Know

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Sake, a wine made from the fermentation of rice, is the national beverage of Japan, where it is often served for special ceremonies and occasions. The process of making rice wine is similar to the production of beer. Both require the fermentation of starch except that the conversion from starch to sugar to alcohol happens – Read More

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5 Exotic Wine Vacations

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Sure, it’s fun to go to a regular wine tasting and enjoy many different samples of delicious wine, but what if you could experience something a little more exotic at the same time? Maybe it’s a crazy location or the addition of some safari animals, or maybe it’s the wines themselves! Check out our list below – Read More

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Plum Wine: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Plum wine is simply that: a wine made from plums! Generally, it is made with distilled liquor that is soaked in plums, which gives it a much higher alcohol content than regular wine which is made only with fruits. There are multiple names and preparations that differ throughout the different countries where it is popular. – Read More

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Top 5 Winter Wine Events in the NYC Area

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Is the gray of winter getting you down? Feel like you need something fun and new to get excited about? How about a wine event! Our city hosts some of the best wine and food events you could ever hope for to get you through these cold winter months. Check them out below! NYC Winter – Read More

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January Wines of the Month: Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

The January Wines of the Month come from Blakeslee Vineyard Estate, a beautiful winery in the Chehalem Mountain AVA of Oregon at the base of Mt. Hood in Willamette Valley. Blakeslee’s stunning vineyard is 100% sustainable and received their Low Impact Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) certification with their 2012 vintage. Volcanic soils and cool air – Read More

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Friday, January 20th, 2017

 Thank you for this great review of our Around the World event! Once a month, New York Wine Events invites wine newbies and oenophiles to Some Good Wine Shop in Greenwich Village for a one of a kind wine experience. “Around the World in 12 Wines” is a wine and cheese tasting class where – Read More

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Stay Warm with Wine!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Winter can be hard to handle with the gray skies and cold temperatures, and sometimes it’s difficult to motivate to leave the house. The best part of this season is hanging out in your cozy apartment with a warm blanket, good friends, and a tasty beverage! Below we have provided five fantastic recipes for warm, – Read More

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The Effervescence of Lambrusco

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The name Lambrusco actually refers not only to the Italian wine but also to the grape itself. It’s primarily grown in the region of Emilia Romagna in Italy, with multiple zones that produce different varieties based on which area the grapes came from. It was known in Roman times as Lambrusca when Cato the Elder – Read More

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Aglianico: The Young Star of Italy’s Reds

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Ah, the Aglianico, one of Italy’s most celebrated reds. Although it is primarily grown in the south of Italy, this grape originated in Greece and was moved by Greek settlers, which makes it one of the oldest known and consumed wines. The best climate for this grape is a dry one with plenty of sunshine – Read More

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Understanding the Sangiovese

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The Sangiovese grape is one of the most popular Italian red grapes, as it can be found through a large portion of central Italy, accounting for 10% of all of Italy’s vineyards. It has been a part of the Italian wine profile since the 16th century, with many clones being produced since then. The Sangiovese – Read More

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Overview: The New Jersey Wine Region

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

If you’re ever looking for a reason to cross the river into that faraway land known as New Jersey, let it be the wine. While the Garden State may seem like a different world, it’s actually home to some beautiful wine country that happens to be much closer than we think. Back in the 1700’s, – Read More

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Overview: The Long Island Wine Region

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The first Long Island vineyard was planted in 1973 in the small town of Cutchogue by Alex and Louisa Hargrave, and the area now boasts over 40 wineries. The island may seem small but it actually is home to three viticultural areas on Long Island: the Long Island A.V.A, the Hamptons A.V.A, and the North – Read More

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Overview: New Jersey Wine Region

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

If you’re ever looking for a reason to cross the river into that faraway land known as New Jersey, let it be the wine. While the Garden State may seem like a different world, it’s actually home to some beautiful wine country that happens to be much closer than we think. Back in the 1700’s, – Read More

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Overview: The Finger Lakes Region

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The United States has quickly put itself on the map as a nation of good wine. We’ve got regions all over the country that put out some incredible wine which rival that of France, Italy, and Australia. Most people are familiar with the big regions like the entire state of California and Washington, but do – Read More

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Ring in the New Year with Some Bubbly!

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Ah, the end of 2016 is finally here, and it’s time to celebrate all that has happened over the last twelve months! Of course, it’s impossible to ring in a new year without some bubbly! Whether you’re going for true Champagne or just a little something sparkly, there are many delicious bottles to choose from. – Read More

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Urban Wineries: Big City Vintners

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

We always hear the words “wine country” in reference to wine producing regions and their local wineries. Most do tend to be in the countryside because that’s where space is to grow and farm grapes, but our great cities are home to some amazing wineries too. Sometimes, it’s not where the grapes are grown, but – Read More

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Overview: The Hudson Valley Wine Region

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The Hudson Valley runs along the Hudson River from Yonkers in Westchester County, up to Albany and Troy, spanning approximately 7,000 square miles. It’s known for being beautiful and full of lovely foliage, especially in the fall, and for being a cool escape when New York City boils in the summer and was even named one – Read More

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Celebrate December with These Bargain Bottles!

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Well, it’s finally here- the end of 2016. While this year may have been a little rough for most of the planet, it’s been a great year to drink wine (as is every year.) Celebrate the final month of 2016 with a great bottle and some even better friends! Check out our list below for – Read More

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Tasty Cocktails to Liven Up The Holiday Season

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to celebrate! Sure, you could stick to the same old cocktails you always have but why not mix things up a little? Check out the festive creations below! What could be better than a Cranberry Mimosa to start off your day? Festive and tasty, this will make – Read More

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2016: What A Year It Was!

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

2016 was an amazing year for New York Wine Events. We continued with our perennial grand tasting events, such as Brooklyn Crush (Spring & Fall editions), NYC Winter Wine Festival, NYC Autumn Wine Festival and our New Jersey festivals. But we also added the Big Apple Zinfandel Experience, and 2 music series: Jazz In The Vines – Read More

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What’s the Deal with Rosé?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Ah, rosé. There seems to be a recent obsession with it, especially in summertime, but does anyone know why it’s so popular? Sure, it’s pink and pretty, but is it really the color that sets it apart? While the actual shade of pink is lovely, the real deal with rosé is the flavor! Most people – Read More

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The Beginner’s Guide to Blended Wines

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

If you’re just starting out in the wine world, the idea of a blend may be slightly intimidating. There are so many kinds, with endless combinations, and it can all be a bit confusing. What is a blend anyway? What about that rumor I heard that blends are just cheap ways for manufacturers to sell – Read More

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Viognier (“Vee-own-yay”): The Other Full Bodied White Wine

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

When you think of white wine, there are probably a few varietals that come to mind like Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Moscato, to name a few. Of course, there are plenty of others but these tend to be the most popular. Generally, a good white wine is a little fruitier, perhaps maybe even sweeter, – Read More

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Top Ten Wines From New York State

Friday, November 25th, 2016

As citizens of the best city in the world, we know our state has a lot to offer. We’ve got the food, the nightlife, the entertainment, and of course, the wine! New York Wine Country spans from Long Island to Seneca Lake and the Hudson Valley. Check out the list below for the ten best – Read More

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The Best Wines to Drink This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Ah, the holidays, that special time of year when we gather around the table with loved ones and eat until we can’t feel our toes. From your traditional friendsgiving to Christmas at Grandma’s house, and Hanukkah at Aunt Sadie’s, each occasion and tradition is beautiful and enjoyable, and each should be accompanied by a tasty – Read More

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7 Underrated Wine Producing Nations

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

When speaking about wine in terms of the most famous or the most popular, we usually refer to the main European countries, like Spain, France, and Italy. However, because of technological advances and research done on climate affect, more countries around the world are producing beautiful and unique wines. Below is a list of seven – Read More

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How to Plan Your Perfect California Wine Vacation

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

California is the mecca of incredible wine here in the United States. The Napa Valley may be the most famous area but a solid majority of the rest of the state has plenty to offer in the way of wine. Each region has its own wineries and vineyards to visit, and it can be a – Read More

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Washington’s Most Expensive Bottles of Wine

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Surprisingly, the state of Washington has been growing wine grapes for quite a long time, since 1825, to be exact. In fact, Washington state produces more wine than any other state in the United States except California. There are many AVAs in Washington, or American Viticultural Areas, which are the geographical wine producing regions. The – Read More

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5 Unique and Interesting Wine Tours

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

A wine tour is a fantastic way to spend your vacation doing something you love: drinking new wine! With so many amazing countries inhabited by new wineries, the opportunities are endless to create a gorgeous wine vacation. We’ve put together a list of five interesting and unique wine tour operators to help you find the – Read More

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South Africa’s Most Expensive Wines

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Although it has been producing wine for over 350 years and is the ninth largest wine producing country in the world, South Africa is considered a new world wine country, unlike France and Italy which are considered old world. South Africa is most famous for five different varietals: Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, – Read More

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5 Most Expensive Spanish Wines

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Spanish wines, like their lands and their people, are known for their beautiful spicy, robust flavors and styles. The Temperanillo and Garnacha wines are the most common, and the Monastrell, Mencia, and Bobal styles follow in popularity. The true quality of a good Spanish wine is the aging process which takes place not only in – Read More

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Italy’s Most Expensive Wines

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There are many, many wine-producing regions all over the country of Italy, and each is known for the different grapes they harvest. Tuscany is probably the most famous, especially for the Chianti and Sangiovese, and Piedmont is next in popularity for the Moscato d’Asti. Although these two regions are the most recognized, it is actually – Read More

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5 Most Expensive Bordeaux Wines

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

For centuries, the French have been known as the greatest wine producers in the world. They wrote the book on vinification and were the ones who even named the varietals. We’ve always looked to the French for the fundamentals of producing a great wine, even here in the United States. In particular, the Bordeaux region – Read More

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7 Most Expensive Wines in Argentina

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Recently, there has been an upswing in wines produced in South America, particularly Argentina. Because of the vast climatic and geographical differences in comparison to the popular European wine-producing regions, Argentina has the capability to create exciting varieties of wine. ADVERT There are three regions within Argentina that have become popular for their vineyards: Rio – Read More

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The 6 Best Tasting Rooms And Tours at Napa Wineries

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The California Napa Valley is renowned around the world for their exquisite wines and gorgeous vineyards, making it a first class destination for all wine enthusiasts. However, when planning your trip, how do you pick from all of the wineries that are out there? It can be a difficult decision so we’ve found six of – Read More

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4 “Can’t Miss” Food and Wine Festivals in NYC This Fall

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

The temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing color, and autumn is finally upon us! It’s a great time to venture out with friends and experience all the delicious things this city has to offer, in the form of wonderful food and wine festivals!  There are so many amazing choices when it comes to food and – Read More

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Cha-ching! The 5 Most Expensive California Cabernets

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Once upon a time, Bordeaux, France was the only place to get a truly great Cabernet Sauvignon. There were no other choices, and any other region’s production was simply less than adequate. Enter California, and the beautiful Napa Valley, which has easily become one of the greatest Cabernet producing regions in the entire world. Now, – Read More

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Dine Seasonally with a Farm-to-Table Dinner

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Although the city of New York may lack in fresh, natural farming, we have the absolute pleasure of being surrounded by it throughout the Northeast. There are farms all around us in upstate New York, Connecticut and New Jersey that provide delicious, organic produce, and you can get it in many forms. One way is – Read More

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The 10 Best Sommeliers of NYC

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Many people consider themselves wine enthusiasts, or knowledgeable about the world of wines, but few can actually call themselves a Sommelier. To become a Sommelier, or even better, a Master Sommelier, a person must study for an extensive period of time and then take an extremely intense exam that tests them on the tasting, serving – Read More

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Eat and Drink Well For Less

Monday, September 12th, 2016

New York City offers every kind of cuisine at every level of price, authenticity, and innovation. It would be easy to drop $500 at a restaurant in this city and come out having the best meal of your entire life. It’s also fairly easy to spend $100 and do the same. You don’t have to dine – Read More

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$30 Wines That Drink Like They’re $100

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Ever had that bottle that tastes like a million bucks but doesn’t break the bank? There is a trend amongst top wine producers to offer more affordable bottles of wine under similar labels, and it’s a trend that the world should be thrilled with. You don’t have to be wealthy to drink like you’re fancy! Because these bottles – Read More

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Impress Your Friends with These Affordable Wines

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Buying wine for a dinner party can be stressful. Either you’re hosting and you want to please the palates of all of your guests, or you’re the guest and you want to bring something that impresses everyone else. Have no fear, it is fairly simple! If you know what’s for dinner, that definitely helps. Traditionally, – Read More

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New York’s Most Expensive Wine Lists

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Want to order that bottle with your meal? The New York City restaurant scene is one that is revered around the world for its exquisite menus, innovative tastes, and beautiful ambiences. The best part of having the greatest restaurants in the world are the wine lists that accompany them. While most of the establishments listed – Read More

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Best Wines Under $15

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Delicious wine doesn’t have to break the bank. Of course, there are bottles that will cost hundreds of dollars and those are guaranteed to be incredible, however, you can find an enjoyable variety for just under $15! Shocking, right? Nope. Check out the list below for the best reds and whites under $15, so you – Read More

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Watching The Olympics On NYC’s First & Only Floating Viewing Experience

Written by: Taryn Lachter Every four years the Olympic Games come around, and the world gets to revel in the magnificent performance of competitive sports. Personally, my favorite part is always the opening ceremonies, and I was quite excited for this year’s, as Brazil is known to be a colorful, festive place. However, I wasn’t sure – Read More

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Keep Calm & Chill Your Red Wine

Monday, August 1st, 2016

We all know the rule by now: chill your whites but not your reds. But who says that’s really the rule? With these crazy heat waves we’ve been having, the only way to enjoy anything these days is to have it chilled, and this applies to your red wines too. Who likes hot wine anyway? – Read More

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New York’s Best Sommeliers

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

This blog post is sponsored by the Ironbound Wine & Food Expo. Indulge in wine, tapas, music and other entertainment inspired by the Iberian flavor of the Ironbound! Taking place October 7th and 8th in Newark, New Jersey’s Ironbound District. Learn more here. New York City has a reputation for being a world leader in – Read More

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The 10 Best Restaurants in Newark, New Jersey

Monday, July 25th, 2016

This blog post is sponsored by the Ironbound Wine & Food Expo. Indulge in wine, tapas, music and other entertainment inspired by the Iberian flavor of the Ironbound! Taking place October 7th and 8th in Newark, New Jersey’s Ironbound District. Learn more here. Newark, New Jersey doesn’t get the respect it deserves in the New – Read More

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Our 6 Favorite Wineries in the Hudson Valley

Monday, July 18th, 2016

The historic Hudson Valley is known for its lush, green landscapes and beautiful sceneries. Many people go to hike and to eat, but did you know the region is known for its wineries? Probably not. There are so many wineries to choose from in the area, so we have found six of the best for – Read More

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Great Gifts For The Wine Lover In Your Life

Monday, July 11th, 2016

You know how there are those people that are impossible to buy for? That no matter what you think of, they probably own it? They probably aren’t wine lovers, are they? The good thing about having a wine enthusiast for a friend is there are endless opportunities to surprise them with fun gifts that they – Read More

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10 Wine Labels So Pretty You Could Hang Them on Your Wall

What flows from here (in a particular order that has nothing to do with rank) are the 10 best wine labels you just have to steal for some wall art! Designed by the Beetle Creative This is the coolest and most cutting-edge, gem-of-a-tree label. So cool it’s not even on a brand yet! Only small-batch – Read More

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The 5 Most Accessible and Remarkable Wine Tours You’ll Find in NYC

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New York City and wine are both enchanting, full of character, and bring people joy– a natural pair! If a wine tour sounds too fancy for you, than you have come to the right article. A wine tour is meant to change how you think about wine, and spoil you in the process. Winemakers, winery owners – Read More

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4 Can’t Miss Food Festivals in NYC This Summer

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter What goes better with wine than epic amounts of food? New York is the best place to be if you’re feeling indulgent, and the summertime is full of delicious experiences all over the city. This city is known for its endless choices of every cuisine and delicacy but sometimes it’s hard to – Read More

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10 Ice Wines to Cool Down Your Summer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter Ice Wines, or Eisweins if you’re in Europe, are made when the winemaker leaves the grapes on the vine until temperatures drop below 19.4 (in Germany) or 17.6 (in Canada) degrees Fahrenheit. This process causes the water in the grape to freeze, while the sugars do not, to make a more concentrated, – Read More

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Sip and Savor at These Wine Classes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

By Taryn Lachter Wine can be enjoyed by anyone, and it’s easy to drink a bottle without really understanding what you’re tasting, however, it’s one of those things that gets better the more you know. Many people are intimidated by the entire subject of wine and vineyards and fermenting, but it doesn’t have to be – Read More

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Tips For Buying Awesome Wine That Won’t Break the Bank

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer Understanding and appreciating the true greatness of wine is something that takes time and knowledge, and also a little bit of money. The misconception usually is that the higher the quality, the higher the price will be for a good bottle, however, that isn’t always the case. Of course, if – Read More

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The Best of New York City’s Summer Wine Festivals

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer Summer is finally upon us, and that means festivals of all kinds. There are food festivals, music festivals, and most importantly, wine festivals. As our name says, we are the leader of wine events in this city, and there is no better time for a wine festival than the summer. Each – Read More

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10 Best Napa Valley Wineries You HAVE to Visit This Summer

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Napa Valley has a long love story with grapes. George C. Yount was one of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers of the area and he started a vineyard. Grapes belong in this rich volcanic soil of Mt. Helena — but of course, wine does not create itself. Taking expertise and dedication back to their vineyards these – Read More

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The 10 Best Moscatos on the Market

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer Moscato, not just for girls in their early 20s. If done properly, a moscato is more than just an easy to drink beverage for those who don’t like the taste of alcohol. In fact, they’re perfect for that summer picnic, or to finish off an elegant dinner, and they’re rather – Read More

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10 Top Northeast U.S. Wineries That Are a Must-Visit During the Summer

The sun is out, your kids are out of school, and you finally get a chance to relax. Summer is a time to make memories, be with the people you love, and cool off with refreshing drinks. Maybe you don’t live right near a beach, or you’re not on the West coast where the best – Read More

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Give Your Wine The Home It Deserves

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer Many wine blogs focus only on the drink itself, comparing and noting varieties and tastes. While we also love to do that, we feel it’s important to discuss what you’re storing your collecting in, as well. After all, what’s the point of collecting if it’s not stored properly? The most – Read More

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The Story of Artezin Wines

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer Now a leader in the wine industry, the Hess Family Wine Estates was founded in 1844 in Bern, Switzerland. Their founder, Donald Hess, started the family-owned company because he believed in sustainable and biodynamic farming practices, and began applying them to the art of winemaking. In 1978, Hess purchased vineyards – Read More

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8 Super Stylish Wine Racks

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

By Taryn Lachter, Staff Writer A good wine collection is important, and so is the rack in which you store it. We New Yorkers know that space is a rare commodity, especially within our kitchens, so your wine rack probably needs to serve as some sort of decoration as well. We just don’t have the – Read More

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These are the 10 Best Zinfandel Wines You Can Buy Right Now

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Let’s offer some love for the Kim Kardashian of wines: Zinfandel. Or the Zin, for short. Yes, it’s considered an economical buy (every grocery store has an extensive selection), and it makes for great wine drinking during the summer. But let’s not cheapen the beauty of the best Zinfandel wines out there, because certainly Zinfandel has – Read More

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Why You Need to Experience the Zinfandel Experience, the World’s Single Largest Varietal Tasting Event

This one article will be the holy bible of wine, a teetotaler testament of one of the crispiest wines in the game: Zinfandel. And the Zinfandel Experience in San Francisco and New York City will be your miracle, your saving grace, as something you should never miss. It’s a wine celebration so much more now than it ever – Read More

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The 8 Best Affordable Sparkling White Wines To Buy Now

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Sparkling wine can be any color but the most popular is white. The level of sweetness can range from “brut,” or dry, or “doux” which are sweeter. They come from many regions all over the world and each have their own unique qualities. Here are some of the best, affordable, sparkling wines, from a variety – Read More

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The 8 NYC Wine Shops You Need to Buy Your Bottles At

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Our city is full of choices, from food to clothes, and of course alcohol. Every corner store has liquor, but it’s not always good, and forget trying to buy decent wine at a bodega. For every borough, there are many, many great wine shops. Each one can cater to your needs, whether you know exactly – Read More

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A Guide to Buying Wine Online

Monday, April 25th, 2016

These days, everything we do is online, especially our shopping. We buy everything from clothes to shoes, to electronics and even food, on the internet, so why not buy wine there too? It’s helpful if you’re buying in bulk, particularly if you live in the city, and it’s also a much faster and more convenient – Read More

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The 5 Best Places in New York City to Get Your Wine Tasting On

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Wine tasting doesn’t have to be reserved for Californians, or even those in upstate New York. You can have a wonderful wine tasting experience right here in the city, whether it’s for a special occasion or just a fun Saturday night date. Below are five places in New York City to spend your afternoon, delicately – Read More

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A Definitive Ranking of the World’s Best Red Wines

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Maybe you’ve been to the Finger Lakes and enjoyed yourself some palatable Pinot. Praise to you on the great sommelier gods of rabid red wines. Or maybe you’re all about just the Pinot Noir, the godfather of red wine. Here’s an offer you can’t refuse…. Hands Down, We Have the Top Red Wines in Today’s Market So – Read More

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The 4 Online Wine Clubs You Should Join ASAP

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Don’t get us wrong, though: nothing beats the smell of oak barrels and miles and miles of grapes to pick for winemaking. The nostalgia almost permeates with the notes and aroma of a good wine. But these digital days call for a true Netflix scenario where you can sit in your PJs at home and – Read More

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Merlot 101: Crash Course

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Merlot: the notorious wine that many people have learned to hate due to bad publicity such as the movie Sideways. Despite the bad press lately, Merlot is an excellent wine for those who love a more subtle red wine. The largest production of Merlot is in France, followed by Italy, the U.S., Australia and Chile. – Read More

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The Terroir Guru Comes to the NJ Winter Wine Fest

Friday, March 18th, 2016

On February 26th, the New Jersey Winter Wine Festival once again took over the Short Hills’ Hilton’s ballroom to give New Jerseyans’ a taste of hundreds of wines hand picked from around the globe. One of the event’s pourers happens to write the Terroir Guru blog, and wrote an in-depth run down of the wines – Read More

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Italian Wine: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Italy is one of the most important wine growing regions in the world, in addition to being one of the oldest. Due to this, Italian wine growers are faced with strict regulations which dictate vineyard quality, yields per acre and aging practices. Despite the regulations, Italy has over 50,000 wineries. There are approximately 350 different – Read More

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A Recap of My Wine Tasting on the Hudson River with Classic Harbor Line

Monday, March 7th, 2016

As an employee of New York Wine Events, occasionally I am invited to wine tasting events in and around New York City. I was lucky enough to be invited aboard Classic Harbor Line’s Yacht Manhattan for a wine and cheese tasting while cruising the Hudson Harbor. The tasting was part of Classic Harbor Line’s Wine – Read More

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How About a 101 Crash Course on Pinot Noir?

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There’s a reason the comedy Sideways with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church featured a good portion of content talking about the great grape for wine known as Pinot (and, no, it does not mean “Peanut of the Night”). Pinot Noir is a staple of red wine fare and has been for literally centuries. We’re not exaggerating (and – Read More

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Enjoy Your 101 Crash Course on Chardonnay


Wine’s complex. We almost don’t have to drill that into your head after even learning the entire process of winemaking, let alone a specific type of white wine like Chardonnay. Does anyone even have any idea just how many types of wine there are? Literally dozens. And the odd thing is that all are simply – Read More

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A Guide To Hudson Valley Wineries

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

To many people’s surprise, Hudson Valley is home to some of the oldest grapevines in America. Spanning back to the 1600’s, the French began growing grapes in this region decades before any vineyards were ever planted in California. The majority of the wine made was originally for family consumption, however in the mid 1800’s, the – Read More

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The 10 Best Long Island Wineries For White Wine

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By Ashley Hagewood Long Island wineries have a history rooting back to the 1970’s and have grown exponentially, creating a name for themselves and attracting tourists from around the world. This region continues to produce the largest amount of European wine grapes on the East Coast. For those white wine lovers, here are the top ten – Read More

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Top 9 Finger Lakes Wineries Loving Red Wine

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Oh, but we can associate the Finger Lakes with red wine. It’s unique. It’s a rather odd combination, what with the constant ice wine and white wine we see in the cold climate of the Finger Lakes in New York, but it’s true — many wineries love their Pinot like they love the pull of the – Read More

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Visit These 10 New York State Wineries Right Now

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The West Coast over there scoffs way too much over their vineyards and grapes growing in the heat of the California regions. Let them scoff. New York over here on the east side, despite the frigidness we’ve been feeling lately, and the Finger Lakes (arguably holding its own as far as vineyards go), plus other – Read More

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The 10 Best Long Island Wineries for Red Wine

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Despite not always being on the top of wine enthusiasts destinations for great red wine, Long Island has some amazing experiences to chose from. From large estate vineyards, to intimate family owned operations, Long Island is a wine destination that shouldn’t be ignored. ADVERT Here are my top suggestions for red wine lovers around the globe: – Read More

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Finger Lakes’ 9 Most Wonderful Wineries for White Wine

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

We have a lot of W’s there for good reason, given it’s Winter and We’re Wondering When Spring will come and the temperature goes up. But until then, we enjoy the cold, lustrous ice age against anything author Anton Chekov would say about the season with some white wine, crisp like the cold, in the heart of the Finger Lakes – Read More

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Top 10 February Wine Festivals for the Fun-Loving Sommelier

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There’s a reason why a really good wine can warm you up — you get to enjoy the winter season in February! And New York’s the place to do it, apparently, with the lineup of some unique, full-bodied and breathtaking February wine festivals to tantalize your taste buds and remind you why a good champagne – Read More

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The Four Best Free Resources to Learn About Wine

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

The ever confusing business that is wine. For a beginner, it can be one of the most overwhelming industries to learn about. Acidity, tannins, three-tier, terroir, enology… what do all of these mean?! The wine industry has a language of its own and starting out can leave someone wracked with fear. Fortunately, there are many – Read More

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6 Major Musts for Masterful Wine and Cheese Pairings

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

By Pierre Roustan We honestly long for the manual that can guide us through the array and always-changing tapestry of wine and cheese pairings given the complexity of the foods and how it plays with our palates. There’s no such manual, though. And that’s because there’s a great deal of invention involved when it comes – Read More

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