NYC Food & Drink Guide

Wines of Israel

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

A region that gets plenty of publicity but isn’t often recognized for their wine is the Middle East. Comprising of the nations in Western Asia that surround the Eastern part of the Mediterranean, plus Egypt in Africa, and Turkey in Europe, the Middle East is commonly known for political strife and conflict. We’re here to – Read More

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Turkish Wine 101

Turkey is a pretty big country; the second biggest country, in fact, in Europe by square mileage, if you count the part that technically resides in Asia. This giant nation holds so many historical treasures, gorgeous foods, and most importantly (in our opinion), beautiful wine regions. With over 1.5 million acres of grapevines planted for – Read More

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Wines to Bring to a Hanukkah Party

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Tis the season and the holidays are officially upon us! December usually kicks off the holiday spirit but this year, we get to start the month with Hanukkah. A little background for you: On the Jewish calendar, the lunar calendar, the holidays are the same days every year. However, Western society follows the solar calendar – Read More

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Virginia Wine Country

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

The West Coast has definitely made a name for itself as a key player in the global wine industry with California, Washington, and Oregon all being at the top of the list not only in America but throughout the world as leading wine producers. However, there are some places along the Eastern side of our country – Read More

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Greek Wine 101

It is known that the Greeks were a foundational aspect of the creation of Western culture. Their love of food and wine, theatre, and art has transcended through the centuries and is quite relevant still today. Despite the fact that wine has been produced in Greece for thousands of years, in our current wine industry, – Read More

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Lake Erie: New York’s Least Known Wine Region

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

When we think of lakes in New York that contribute to the greater wine community, it’s usually the Finger Lakes and their Riesling. However, what most don’t realize is the Lake Erie AVA is a large participant in the New York wine industry. Over 42,000 acres of vineyard exist in the Lake Erie American Viticultural – Read More

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Wines for Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again- we don’t know how time flew by so fast- and we’re about to be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you’re headed home to your family, traveling to see friends, or just going out to your favorite restaurant, the wine you drink is almost as important as the food – Read More

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Cinque Terre: Hidden Gem of Italy

Europe has many gorgeous cities, many of them crucially important to some of the world’s biggest industries. However, European countries are also known for their tiny little gems of cities, the ones that are tucked away and off the beaten path. One of those such places is called Cinque Terre, and it’s a little coastal – Read More

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Wines of Macedonia

If you didn’t know, Macedonia is a small country nestled above Greece, in between Albania and Bulgaria, and was once part of Yugoslavia. When it was a part of Yugoslavia, the Republic of Macedonia produced both wine and vodka but now their focus is their 55,000 acres of vineyard. The climate of Macedonia is relative – Read More

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Provence: World Capital of Rosé

The nation of France is a wine-producing powerhouse, with over 8 billion bottles of wine being created in a year. There are hundreds of AVAs, thousands of acres of vineyard, and many, many famous regions throughout the entire country, each one with its own unique niche within the gigantic market. One of those regions is – Read More

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Who Knew About the Wineries in Kentucky?

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Kentucky has its own claims to fame- the Derby, great bourbon, bluegrass music- and we can all agree it tops the charts for all of these things. But did you know the Bluegrass State also has some fantastic wineries? Yep, you read that right- Kentucky has wineries and it’s part of the Ohio River Valley – Read More

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Reims: Birthplace of Champagne

Champagne: a gorgeously bubbly beverage with which we love to toast to life, to love, to a Friday night. Champagne: a region in northeastern France where the aforementioned beverage is exclusively produced. To clarify: Champagne is only Champagne if it comes from said region, otherwise it is just sparkling wine, or maybe Prosecco or Cava, – Read More

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The Wines of Moldova

We’re always on the hunt for something new and different in the wine world, and although they’ve been around for millions of years, we’re becoming quite infatuated with the wines of Moldova. To be specific, there are fossils of grape vines near the Naslavcia village in the northern part of Moldova, a tiny country seated – Read More

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A Brief History of Rosé

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Ah, rosé, our dear summer water. The bubbly pink beverage that we treasure and adore. It’s on every menu and is part of every happy summer memory, but do we really know anything about it? If we’re going to be obsessed with it, we should probably know where it came from. We’ve already explained why – Read More

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Teroldego: a Spicy Italian Red

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

The cold weather has started making its way into our lives which means it’s time for those gorgeous, deep red wines that will keep us warm. Sure, you could reach for your standard Pinot or Malbec, but why not try something new? Enter: Teroldego, a red grape from the northeastern part of Italy. The name – Read More

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Discover Pecorino, the Virtuous Italian White

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Yes, Pecorino is a fantastic salty cheese that you want to pile on your pasta, but it’s also the name of a gorgeous lesser-known white wine from Italy. It’s only grown in the Marche, Abruzzo, Liguria, Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio regions and is believed to be an extremely old grape variety that started as just a – Read More

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What is Orange Wine and Why Should You Buy It?

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Okay, so for the most part, when you think about wines in basic categories, and those categories are colors. Obviously, you don’t just look at a bartender and just order a glass of red wine (unless it’s house) but you may classify yourself as someone who “only drinks red wine.” We’re equal opportunity wine drinkers – Read More

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5 Affordable Red Wines for Fall 2018

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Fall is that wonderful season where the leaves start to change, the temperatures begin to drop, and we search for delicious beverages to keep us warm. For some, that means hot chocolate or a mug of tea. For us, we turn to those gorgeous deep red wines, the ones with the dark and spicy flavors – Read More

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3 Great Wine Regions You’ve Never Heard Of

There are classic wine regions like Napa Valley in California, Rioja in Spain, or Bordeaux in France, and sure, they’re magnificent and all, but why not try something new? All over the world, there are little pockets of wine magic being created that most people haven’t tried yet. Here are three up and coming fantastic – Read More

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California: the Perfect Climate for Growing Grapes

California has made a name for itself as the state for winemaking within the United States.  For many decades now, it’s just been a basic fact that California is the top producing state in the country, and that their wines are the best. Now, they obviously do have the bottles to back it up- those – Read More

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3 NYC Wine Festivals for Fall

Okay, so it’s officially fall, which means summer is definitely over. While we’re sad to see the days of picnics in the park and bottles of summer water (aka rosé) leave us, we are very excited for sweater weather, changing leaves, and the opportunity to indulge in the opportunity to dig into those deep red – Read More

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Four Grape-Growing Regions of New York

Our great state of New York is known for a lot of things: apples, bagels, pizza, and of course, wine! Did you know that New York State is actually among the top five wine producing regions in the entire country? Yep, we’re that good. In this fabulous state, we have four main wine growing regions, – Read More

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So Many Italian Grapes!

Italy has always been revered for its food and beverage quality. It’s common knowledge that some of the greatest recipes in the world for the tastiest foods, like pasta, tomato sauce, and many desserts, can be found in the country of Italy and passed down for generations. Their wine industry is at the top of – Read More

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Combating Counterfeit: A Movement to Protect Wine Regions

In winemaking, there are many factors to consider if you want to produce a truly fantastic bottle of wine. There’s the kind of grape, the fermentation method, the type of barrel, whether it be oak or steel, and there’s the location. The region in which a wine is made has so much more to do – Read More

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Beyond IPA: Five Great USA Craft Pilsner Beers

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Here at New York Wine Events, we do love wine but we also appreciate a wide variety of beverages. Craft alcohols, whether it’s spirits, wine, or beer, all require a level of talent and artistry to create and we respect those who achieve their goals of producing something unique and beautiful. Although we also believe – Read More

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Five Great Sparkling Rosés For End of Summer

Ah, summer. It’s been real, it’s been fun, it’s been real fun. Somehow it’s already September, we’ve passed Labor Day and we’re now headed into fall (supposedly.) While the thought of changing leaves and football season sounds delightful, we’re definitely going to miss summer and those picnics in the park, days at the beach, and – Read More

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Why Winemakers Use French Oak Barrels

We’ve talked a lot of about the benefits of fermenting wine in oak barrels, especially in terms of Chardonnay, but now we want to get into the aspects of where the oak comes from. It may seem small but it’s these details that really matter to a master winemaker, and it can make or break – Read More

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Who’s More Prestigious? Burgundy vs. Bordeaux

Monday, August 20th, 2018

We all know France consistently takes the lead at the top of the global wine community, and for good reason. We’re only a little bit jealous but honestly, they really know good wine over there. There are literally hundreds of appellations throughout the nation of France, most of which you probably haven’t heard of, but – Read More

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5 Steel-Aged Chardonnays for Your Summer

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

We’ve discussed the differences between oaked and unoaked (or steel-aged) Chardonnays before, and we wanted to bring your attention back to it because it’s important, and also because Chardonnay is a lovely summer wine and it’s still summer! To refresh your memory, the difference between oaked and unoaked is literally the fermentation method: whether it’s – Read More

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Pétillant-Naturel Wine, huh?

There is a new-old trend roaming around the wine community called Pétillant-Naturel wine, or Pét- Nat for short. Although it has had a recent surge in popularity, it’s actually got a pretty long history. So what is it, you ask? Well, to start, it’s a sparkling wine, one that came before Champagne, and the name – Read More

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5 Steel-Aged Chardonnays To Drink This Summer

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

We’ve talked before about the difference between oaked and unoaked (or steel-aged) Chardonnays but it’s so important that we’re bringing it up again. The Chardonnay is one of the six noble grapes, and therefore one of the most popular wines around the world. There are two kinds of Chardonnay, oaked and steel-aged. A steel-aged Chardonnay – Read More

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What is Old Vines Zinfandel?

We’ve been talking about Zinfandel a lot lately, like how Lodi, California is the Zinfandel capital of the world and that it’s basically America’s most popular grape. But there’s an interesting part about Zinfandel that is coming into the spotlight- Old Vines Zinfandel. So what is it? Well, it’s pretty straightforward. Anything labeled “old vines” – Read More

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Lodi: California’s Secret Wine Region

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

California is one big state with a whole bunch of wine regions scattered from top to bottom. Everyone knows about Napa and Sonoma in the north, and then there’s Temecula in the south, but right in between is the Central Valley which happens to produce some pretty spectacular wines. Right there in San Joaquin County – Read More

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The Real Reason Rosé is Pink

Rosé, or as we like to call it, summer water. It’s the signature of a summer picnic and makes everyone feel happy. A common misconception is that rosé is simply red and white wine mixed together but that’s just a myth. Wine gets its color from the skin of the grapes, not from the inside, – Read More

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7 Finger Lakes Wineries

Nestled in upstate New York between Rochester and Syracuse are a cluster of long, thin lakes known as the Finger Lakes. This region has always been recognized for the landscapes and beautiful scenery but in the last few decades, the area’s been realized as one of the best wine regions in America. Here are seven – Read More

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What is Gewurztraminer Anyway?

It may be hard to say but Gewurztraminer is far from hard to drink. It’s sweet and delicious and amazing on a hot summer night. So what it is exactly? Well, to start, it’s a white grape that’s grown that has a pinkish skin color and high level of sugar. The German translation is literally – Read More

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5 Canned Rosés for Summer

Summer outdoor activities are what we look forward to all year- picnics, harbor cruises, dinner parties on the roof- and all of them are great reasons to drink wine! The problem is that dragging along heavy glass bottles on the subway or in a Lyft is an extremely inconvenient thing in this city, although we’ve – Read More

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Featured Wine Region: Aragon, Spain

European wines are labeled by their “Destination of Origin” (DO), or the place in which they were grown, and usually specifies a smaller area within a larger wine region. This is especially true in Spain because it’s such a large country. In the northeastern region of Aragon, there are four DOs: Campo de Borja, Calatayud, – Read More

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Event Spotlight: Summer Rosé and Bubbly Festival

If you live, well, anywhere, then you know that rosé is the wine to drink. It’s everywhere- especially in the summer- and millennials have taken this centuries-old wine and made it popular again. In fact, rosé may be the world’s oldest wine, dating back so far that we can’t even put a specific year on – Read More

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Featured Wine Region: Burgundy

France is like the grandfather country of the wine industry, with the oldest roots and longest standing traditions in production, and functioning as the standard to which most other wine-producing regions are held. Of course, there are hundreds of wine regions in France, each of them recognized for their unique style, but one of the – Read More

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Event Spotlight: North Fork Crush

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The North Fork of Long Island is that skinny little strip of land right at the end of the island where the it splits of into a …fork! In recent years, the area has made a true name for itself as one of America’s most diverse wine regions, due to the cool maritime climate of – Read More

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Wine Region: Paso Robles

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The state of California has made a reputation for itself as a powerhouse in the global wine community, and of course, we know the key regions that are the popular part of that success: Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the Central Coast. However, California is a pretty huge state and there are other smaller American – Read More

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Featured Wine Region: Mendoza

Argentina is a beautiful South American country known for its gorgeous landscapes, fantastic food, and unbelievable wine. Until the 1990s, Argentina produced more wine than any other country outside of Europe but most of it was considered unexportable, so the country ramped up their efforts to improve quality. Now Argentina is the largest wine producer – Read More

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Wine in Kegs!

Kegs don’t always have the best connotation. We usually think of bad tasting beer in smelly, loud frat houses that gets guzzled in massive quantities, ending with some young, blond guy upside down on top of the barrel. However, a keg can be a very effective mode of storing and transporting alcoholic beverages. In general, – Read More

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Is Drinking Wine Healthy?

Every now and then a study comes out and tells us that what we love isn’t good for us anymore. There was the one about cheese being like crack, and then when someone told us french fries could kill us, both of which were terrifying. Let’s be honest though- did either of those things keep – Read More

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Oaked Vs. Unoaked Wines

Friday, May 25th, 2018

If you’re a big white wine drinker, you’ve probably seen the words “oaked” and “unoaked” (or steel-aged) on a bottle of your wine, and it may have been a bottle of Chardonnay. It probably hasn’t stopped you from buying said bottle but maybe you’ve been wondering what it means. The short answer: Basically, the similar – Read More

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Vineyard Spotlight: Pleasant Valley Winery

The Finger Lakes region of New York has become a nationwide front-runner for wine production throughout the United States. There are over 100 wineries in the small region in upstate New York, and the oldest one is Pleasant Valley Winery. Founded in 1860, the Pleasant Valley Winery, also known as the Great Western Winery, began – Read More

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3 Best Regions for Wine Values

You know how there are certain places that you know because of their food, and you wouldn’t bother eating that food from somewhere else? For instance, pizza made anywhere but New York just isn’t pizza, it’s a weird piece of bread with sauce and cheese. Or how California and Texas make the best tacos in – Read More

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Event Spotlight: Big Apple Zinfandel Experience

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Here at New York Wine Events, we believe that all wines are special and have their own place in the world. What can we say, we’re equal opportunity wine lovers. Over the years, we’ve noticed that the Zinfandel has gotten a little (or a lot) of slack and we’re not sure why. Zin can get – Read More

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Top 7 Wines for Spring!

Hey spring, thanks for finally showing up! It’s the best time of year, especially in New York. Central Park is blooming, there are dogs everywhere, and New Yorkers finally come out of their black-clothed shells to enjoy the gorgeous and long-awaited sunshine. So to celebrate, grab yourself a bottle of our seven recommended best wines – Read More

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Vineyard Spotlight: Bedell Cellars

In 1980, a couple named Kip and Susan Bedell started their own vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island. From the beginning, Bedell Cellars Vineyard was known for their innovative and progressive winemaking methods, and they were at the forefront of the sustainable-farming techniques before the trend had even started. In 2000, the Bedells – Read More

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Winemaker on the Rise: Anthony Sannino

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Making a name for itself out on the North Fork of Long Island is the Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard, owned by husband and wife team Anthony and Lisa Sannino. This vineyard isn’t just producing great wine — it’s also home to a full bed and breakfast, a tasting room, as well as a center for – Read More

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When (and Why) to Decant Your Wine

  Okay, so we have all seen wine be decanted in upscale restaurants or in a tasting room, or even in the home of our really classy friends, but what does decanting do? The literal act of decanting is pouring the liquid from one vessel to another, usually from the bottle itself to the actual – Read More

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What’s the Deal with Sulfites?

So what’s the deal with sulfites? Well, scientifically, a sulfite is the natural chemical compound that’s used to stop fermentation at a specific time, and it’s added to wine to preserve it and prevent spoilage. The term sulfite technically refers to sulfur dioxide (SO2) and is a preservative found in plenty of food. There is – Read More

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Brazil: The Next Sparkling Wine Destination

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Sparkling wines are generally associated with the Old World wine regions, like France, Spain, and Italy, which is fair because they’ve been around for absolutely ever. The cool thing about the modern wine industry is that there are countries all over the world that are gearing up their own production and putting their name in – Read More

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Winery Spotlight: Jamesport Vineyards

Located out on the gorgeous North Fork of Long Island, Jamesport Vineyards has become a staple of the Long Island wine community for many reasons. This vineyard isn’t just one of the largest wine producers of the region, it’s also home to a stunning restaurant and huge tasting room that is housed in a 165-year-old – Read More

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FAQs on Aging and Storing Wine

Although many of us purchase wine for the occasion on which we want to drink them, it’s a common practice to “cellar” wine, or age it in the proper room temperature and humidity. Those that are serious wine collectors cellar their wines to the perfect age so that they are getting the full and complete – Read More

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Event Spotlight: Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival

It’s no secret that we love wine events. What’s not to love? A giant gathering of wine-loving people with delicious food, great music, and fabulous wines accompanied by the brilliant people who produce them. One of the reasons we do what we do is to bring people together in a fun, yet educational way to – Read More

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Top 5 Wines from NY Drinks NY

If you didn’t know, we partnered with an amazing event last month called the NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting, which was put on by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. This amazing event featured over 40 different wineries found right here in our great state and showcased the amazing winemakers and innovators behind them. Below – Read More

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5 Great Wines to Bring to a Party

Everyone loves a good party! And what party is complete without wine? Whether you’re bringing a bottle as a hostess gift, or you’re supplying it at your own party, wine is a happy addition to any gathering. The only stressful part is deciding what you should serve! We’ve compiled a list of 5 of the – Read More

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A Brief History of Zinfandel

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Archaeological evidence shows that Zinfandel vines were planted very early in Croatia and that they have been in that region longer than anywhere else in the world. However, in the late 19th Century, a bad bout of phylloxera, a type of sap-sucking insect, took over and destroyed all but nine vines on the Dalmatian Coast. Zinfandel – Read More

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NYC’s Best Wine Tour!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

When someone mentions a wine tour, you probably think of some fancy journey through California, which can feel like an expensive, far away adventure that you won’t be able to do anytime soon. However, what if we told you there was a way for you to achieve the fantastic experience of a wine tour without – Read More

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Eight Best Canned Wines

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

You’ve had wine in a bottle, you’ve had wine in a box, and now it’s time for wine in a can! The newest wine trend inspired by millennial drinkers is drinking wine the same way we drink beer- casually from a chilled can. The idea behind canned wine isn’t to dumb down its level of – Read More

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The Malbecs: Argentina vs. France

In our last blog post, we gave you a brief rundown of the history of the beautiful Malbec. There, we mentioned how Argentina has really stolen the show with that wine and made it as popular as it is today, so now we’d like to discuss the difference between Argentinian and French Malbecs. Yes, there’s – Read More

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A Brief History of the Malbec

Mmmmalbec. See what we did there? It’s that red wine you see on restaurant wine lists and come across sometimes in a good wine store but maybe don’t know what it is. We’re here to explain it to you! So where does Malbec come from? The answer, like almost everything else, is France! The first – Read More

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What Is Cava? (it sparkles)

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

On dreary February days, we dream of warm summer parties full of delicious food and bubbly wine. What kind of bubbly, you ask? Well, when we’re feeling fancy, that would be cava! Each Old World wine country has its own sparkling wine. France has Champagne, Italy has Prosecco and Spain has Cava. Unlike non-sparkly varietals – Read More

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Five Great Wine Clubs to Join

Back in the day, if you wanted variety and spontaneity in your life, you joined a “Something of the Month Club” and every month you’d get a new version of whatever it was. They had everything from cheese to beer to books to you name it. Now, we have subscription boxes. A fun box of – Read More

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Wines of the White House

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Seeing as Monday is President’s Day, we thought we’d share some fun facts about our great presidents and their drinking habits. Being president is a tough job and these guys knew how to relax and kick back for a while. JFK’s favorite wine was the bubbly and his First Lady Jackie O had expensive taste- Veuve – Read More

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Join Us at NY Drinks NY

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

  The NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting, held on March 20th, 2018, is one of the most popular events featuring more than 40 New York State wineries. This prestigious event is presented by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, an organization that holds the honorable responsibility of promoting and supporting the wineries, vineyards, and – Read More

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5 Wines Under $50

Sometimes in life, you just want something that tastes good and isn’t going to break the bank. You know, for those nights when you just need a glass of wine to forget about a hard day at work or to share with a friend on a relaxing Saturday night. Here’s a quick list of five – Read More

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How to Order Wine in a Restaurant

As you learn about your own wine preferences and get to know some new things about wine itself, the process of ordering a bottle at a restaurant can be scary. If you’re at an upscale place, the list could be pretty long and might be overwhelming. Here’s the thing: every wine lover has to start – Read More

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5 Red Wines to Spice Up Your Winter

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Okay, so January is finally over, which means we’ve officially entered the most boring month of the year. Sorry February, you just don’t have that much to offer. The weather is lame, there aren’t any days off, and we’re all sick of being stuck at home because it’s cold and gray outside. You know what – Read More

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Your Wine Serving Temperature Guide

Just like some humans prefer cold temperatures and some do better in warmer climates, wines are sensitive to temperature. This isn’t just about taste or whether it’s a really hot summer day and you’d drink anything as long as it’s cold, there are scientific guidelines that determine what temperature at which your wine will be – Read More

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Your Guide to Wine and Cheese

It’s a chill Saturday night and you’re having some friends over, and you want to make a nice cheese plate to go with the wine you’re inevitably going to drink. You’ve seen all these gorgeous cheese boards on Instagram so you know how to design it, however, you have no idea how to pick out – Read More

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The Beginner’s Guide to Tasting Wine

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

We’ve all seen those people in the fancy restaurants sniffing their glasses of wine while the server waits to see if the diner likes it, and they swirl it around then take a sip, and then nods in approval. This may look like an act of snobbery but in reality, that person knows their wine – Read More

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Class Up Your Takeout with Wine

Oh January, probably the most boring month of the year. It’s not January’s fault, really, but the truth is the holidays are over, it’s really cold, the sun doesn’t come out much, and we’re all bored. January means a lot of couch time, avoiding the gym (even though we swore we would go for our – Read More

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Exploring Malbec

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Let’s take it back to the classics, and what is better than a smooth Malbec? Malbec originated in France, as many of the most popular grapes did, as a blending wine, but a majority of Malbec is now grown in Argentina, as well as some parts of Chile and even in the western regions of – Read More

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New Year’s Eve Bubbly Guide

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Ah, New Year’s Eve. That time of year where we all get together to celebrate the fact that we get to start fresh with a new year and drink and eat till we can’t remember the previous year! It’s time to pop the bubbly and celebrate with the people you love, and we’ve got your guide – Read More

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Your Holiday Feast Wine Pairing Guide

Monday, December 18th, 2017

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to feast! And what goes better with a family feast but a great bottle of wine. We’re here to provide the guide to all things wine when it comes to the holidays. Prime Rib: This isn’t your standard pot roast and it deserves a higher class – Read More

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Essentials Series: Australia

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Australian wine export market is close to 3 billion dollars a year, making it the fourth highest exporter of wine in the world. Winemakers of Australia are known for their innovation in production techniques, as well as scientific responses to environmental issues like global warming and climate change.   Australia wasn’t always a leading – Read More

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Essentials Series: New Zealand

New Zealand is sort of the dark horse in the world of wine production. Although the country produces less than 1% of the world’s wine, those bottles are unique and valuable. It’s kind of like that kid you knew in high school who was really quiet all the time but the words he did say – Read More

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Essentials Series: South Africa

South Africa is a bit of a dark horse in the world of wine production. The country has actually been producing wine since the 1650’s with the Dutch East India Company in Capetown but the Wine of Origin system wasn’t implemented until the 1970’s which is when their markets really took off. The Wine of – Read More

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The Essentials: Oregon Wines

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

California may get the most recognition in the wine world but its southern neighbor isn’t far behind in the ranks. Oregon has moved up as the fourth state in the United States in wine production, with over 28,000 acres of vineyards and 725 different wineries.   Oregon only has two wine-producing regions, or American Viticultural – Read More

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Your Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Guide

Somehow it’s the middle of November which means it’s almost time for Thanksgiving! If Thanksgiving isn’t your holiday, it should be.   The spirit of Thanksgiving combines all of the best things: the people you love, with a crazy amount of food, football, pie, and especially in our house, wine! There are so many different – Read More

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Essentials Series: Californian Wines

Throughout this Essential Series, we’ve covered only European nations, as they’re the foundations of wine production and winemaking, but now we’ve come to the biggest winemaking region in America. California produces 85% of America’s wine and is the number four producer in the world after France, Italy, and Spain.   Much like the other advancing – Read More

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Essentials Series: Austrian Wines

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Similar to its neighbor Germany, Austria is known for their white wines. Although the country has been producing wine for thousands of years, its reputation was tarnished in 1985 when a toxic chemical called diethylene glycol (commonly found in antifreeze) was being used by some Austrian wineries to sweeten their wines. It was found when – Read More

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Essentials Series: German Wine

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Just like the rest of Europe, the wines of Germany reflect their people and their culture. While Spanish and Italian wines are known for being lush and dramatic, German wines are crisp and austere, with subtle but fragrant flavors. In Germany, white wines rule, making up over 65% of the country’s vineyards, most of which – Read More

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The Essentials: Spanish Wines

In the grand scheme of wine producing power nations, Spain comes in at third. Although it is the most widely planted wine-producing country, it’s actually only the third highest producer, after France and then Italy.   There are over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain but because of infertile soil, not all of the plants get – Read More

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Essentials Series: French Wine

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on different regions of wine and their characteristics, varietals, and overall style in our Essentials Series. Up first: France.   When it comes to wine and winemaking, everything comes down to the French. They weren’t necessarily the first to discover wine but they were the – Read More

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The Difference Between Wine Glasses

It’s no secret that we love our wine, it’s basically all we talk about. We’re not ones to discriminate- we like reds, whites, sparkling, rosés, you name it. Wine is our specialty and we’re always up for trying something new and maybe a little different.   But the one thing that never changes is what – Read More

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FAQ about Varietals

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

In our last blog post, we discussed the definition of a grape varietal, and how they differ from wine blends. A quick recap: A varietal is a wine that is made of one dominant grape, and are aptly labeled so. The bottle must be made from at least 75% of that grape to be considered – Read More

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So, What’s A Varietal?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

When we discuss wine, we talk about its grape variety– like Chardonnay, Zinfandel, or Malbec. These are the actual types of grapes that are being used to create the wine and are therefore the kind of wine that they will become. A varietal wine is one that is made of 75% of any of these grapes. – Read More

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The Oldest Bottle of Wine in the World

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

We have a hard time imagining a bottle of wine that we could never open but that’s okay because the Romans clearly have stronger willpower than we do. There is an ancient bottle held within a Roman tomb near Speyer, Germany that is said to hold wine, which makes it the world’s oldest unopened bottle – Read More

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Autumn NYC Food and Wine Festivals

Wine events aren’t just for the summer- in fact, in New York City, some of the best events happen in autumn! What could be better than experiencing all of the joys and fascination of wine country right here in our urban city?   Below is a list of some of the best and most exciting – Read More

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What’s A Corked Wine?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We’ve all heard of a skunked beer- one that has essentially just gone sour, or stale, and tastes or smells sort of funky. Generally, this comes from it being incredibly old, or maybe it was subjected to strange temperatures or climates or was left out in the garage after a tailgate last football season.   – Read More

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The Wines of China

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

China is a leader amongst the world in many things: population size, technological innovation, and dumplings. But did you know they’ve also got a substantial part in global wine production? The history of Chinese wine goes back about 9000 years which is sort of hard to comprehend but basically, this means that the earliest chemically – Read More

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Best Bubbly for Your Buck!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Fall is just around the corner, which means the holidays are nearing and if you’re gathering around the table with family and friends to celebrate, you may be interested in enjoying a little bubbly. Did you know that all Champagne is sparkling wine but not all sparkling wine is Champagne? Typical of the French, a – Read More

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The Wines to Drink This Fall

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

It’s that time of the year- the leaves will start changing soon, the temperatures will fall, and that means we’ll be moving away from the rosé and the bubbly.  So what should we be drinking this autumn season? Well, let us tell you. Syrah: It’s going to get colder which means you’ll want something with – Read More

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The Pinot Noirs of Oregon

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Oregon is one of our country’s highest wine-producing states, just fourth after California, Washington, and our own great state of New York, even though it’s only really been in the winemaking business since the 1960s. Their stake in the winemaking game started when a few California wineries planted some Pinot Noir vineyards in the Willamette – Read More

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The Pinot Noirs of New Zealand

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
The Pinot Noirs of New Zealand

New Zealand has always been a dark horse amongst the popular winemaking regions of the world, exporting over 12.2 million liters a year as of the end of June 2016. The maritime climate provides a variety of conditions for producing a wide range of wines, with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir being the two most popular. – Read More

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Hard Ciders for the True Fans

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Hard ciders have been around for quite a long time but they really became popular over the last decade, partially because of the gluten-free trend. Obviously, cider is good for more than a wheat-less brewed beverage but that is definitely one of its main draws. Unfortunately, many people hear the word “cider” and think of – Read More

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10 Delicious Dessert Wines

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

There is always a wine for every occasion, and dessert is a very important occasion. Dessert wines get a bad rap (thanks, Jan) but they are meant to be more than just cloyingly sweet. A good dessert wine will have plenty of sweetness but should implement different fruit and floral flavors that will complement the – Read More

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Classic Food and Wine Pairings

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Peanut butter and jelly. Tom and Jerry. Left Shark and Right Shark.   Some things are just meant to be in pairs, and the same is true for classic wines and their perfect dishes. You probably hear about “food and wine pairings” all the time, but what does it mean? Essentially, when a dish and – Read More

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Bubble Bubble: 10 Sparkling Rosés for the Summer

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good rosé in the summer? And we all love sparkling wines for a celebration! So why not drink them at the same time?   Yes, sparkling rosé is a thing, and we totally love it. Find our list below of ten delicious sparkling rosés that will jazz up your summer. Alta – Read More

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Underrated Wine Region: Slovenia

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

When you think of the best wine regions of the world, the first country to come to mind probably isn’t Slovenia. However, it definitely should be, because Slovenia has been quietly producing high-quality wine for over two thousand years. Slovenia is a pretty small country, of just two million people, that sits in between Central – Read More

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Kegs Are For More Than Beer!

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Wine on tap, or keg wine, is a recent trend in our dear city that stems from the upwards swing of the “eat local” movement. The same principles of eating at restaurants that are owned by neighborhood people and serve locally grown foods are being applied to the wine industry, and have sparked a community – Read More

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Boxed Wine That Will Make Your Summer Great

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Boxed wine has had a pretty bad reputation for a long time but that’s starting to turn around. Gone are the days when Franzia was your only option and you just drank it to feel the buzz, disregarding the weird aftertaste. Nowadays, boxed wine is simply just great wine in a portable container! Check out – Read More

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5 Wines to Drink This Summer!

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Mmm, sweet summertime! Time to kick back, relax at a picnic or the park, and enjoy some delicious cold beverages in the warm sun. Wine makes for a great summer drink but not all wines are meant for summer. Check out our list below for some delicious bottles to consume this season.   2015 Estate – Read More

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Everyone Should Love Moscato

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Some may hear Moscato and immediately be taken back to their college years, drinking the sweet, bubbly stuff simply because it was cheap and it tasted good. However, Moscato is so much more than just a five dollar bottle that gets the job done; it’s a well-crafted wine that is full of love and amazing – Read More

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Wine Cocktails For Summer

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Ah, summer, that exciting time of picnics in the park, weekends at the beach, and of course, refreshing cocktails. Here at New York Wine Events, we believe that wine is king and that it can be used for every occasion, even for a patio happy hour! Check out our favorite recipes for wine-based cocktails. San – Read More

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5 Underrated Wines to Try This Weekend

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

When you’re buying wine, it’s easy to fall into a routine of drinking the same thing over and over again. As humans, we like to stick with things that we’re comfortable with and know we like, and even when we look for something new, it’s probably another very popular selection that we’ve heard about a – Read More

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Day Trips to Wine Country!

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Looking for a fun escape from the city this summer? Come with us to Long Island Wine Country any Saturday from May to November! For a very affordable cost, you can take a round trip bus from Midtown Manhattan to the best wineries on Long Island for a wine tasting experience you’ll never forget. During – Read More

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What Is Chateauneuf du Pape, And Why It is So Good

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

We all know that France can, and has, created some stunning wines over the last few centuries, but most people are only familiar with the most popular few, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.   Chateauneuf de Pape is an incredibly small, yet very beautiful, village in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in southeastern – Read More

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Why is Pinot Noir So Popular?

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Pinot Noir is one of the most commonly consumed bottles of wine in the country, with a very large majority coming from France (of course) and California’s wine country. ADVERT So why is the Pinot such a popular vino? Well, part of it is the difficulty that winemakers find in actually growing the grape, which – Read More

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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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The Shawangunk Wine Trail

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

We’re huge fans of this great big city we live in but sometimes, it’s necessary to escape. So where do you go when you need to breathe some fresh air and listen to the quiet sounds of nature without going out of the state of New York? The Shawangunk Wine Trail, of course! Located in – Read More

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What is Cava?

On dreary February days, we dream of warm summer parties full of delicious food and bubbly wine. What kind of bubbly, you ask? Well, when we’re feeling fancy, that would be cava! Each Old World wine country has its own sparkling wine. France has Champagne, Italy has Prosecco and Spain has Cava. Unlike non-sparkly varietals – Read More

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Winery Spotlight: Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Boundary Breaks Vineyard is tucked deep into the Finger Lakes region, nestled on the edge of Seneca Lake. We already know this area is rich with delicious wineries, and Boundary Breaks is no exception. This one-of-a-kind vineyard is owned by husband and wife team Bruce Murray and Diana Lyttle, and exists for a unique purpose: – Read More

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The Essentials: Italian Wines

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

While France may be the world’s oldest wine producing country, Italy takes the #1 spot for the volume of wine production, followed by France and Spain. Every year, the country produces about 40-50 million hectolitres, which accounts for about one-third of global production.   Not only do the Italians produce wine at an extremely high rate, – Read More

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