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Archive for May, 2008

Thursday night’s somewhere else was a slice of paradise.  So what if it’s not a wine bar? The thought of sipping outdoors at Pure Food and Wine inspired Caitlin and I to walk a few blocks east.  Located at 54 Irving Place, this raw food restaurant has a tiny outdoor lounge with a comfy bench and few chairs arranged at the front of its exterior and one of New York’s grandest dining gardens tucked away behind. (more…)

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Last night, Caitlin and I opted to take advantage of a long awaited nice eve, by seeking a wine bar outside, which led us to Tarallucci E Vino, just east of Union Square on E. 18th Street.  Not put off by the sidewalk clutter, we kissed the gods upon scoring a table, scanned the menu in search of rosés, which included a few sparklings, ordered, and planned on settling in for the night. (more…)

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My husband and I hadn’t been to tini, a cozy wine bar in Red Hook, since planning our wedding at the Waterfront Museum last year (when I drank a glass of Ransom Willamette Valley Riesling and LOVED it).  Since then, I’ve been looking forward to my return.  Located at 414 Van Brunt Street, it’s the perfect place to lunch and imbibe on a spring afternoon. (more…)

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I’m a huge fan of rieslings, but only the dry stuff, so I was delighted to discover upon disembarking downtown that the Riesling & Co.’s world tour was plenty stocked with mouth-puckering, steely, bone-dry wines.

With 39 tables to visit in three hours, this was not an event for the meek or weak.  With our booklets in hand (being a German affair, each table was numbered and charted, with a listing of every producer and wine), at times, my friend Jenn and I were jostled around tables, where I often had to aggressively elbow my way in. (more…)

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Last night’s Brooklyn Uncorked at BAM Cafe was every wino’s delight. Not since honeymooning in Northern California have I had the opportunity to imbibe such a sweet array of wines.

The event, presented by Edible Brooklyn and sponsored by Uncork New York, played host to thirty wineries from Long Island, a majority located along routes 25 and 48, on the North Fork. And let me say, it was a bit of a life changing event. Who knew one could drink locally and jump a train east to spend days touring over 50 wineries? (Note to self: do not quit day job yet.) (more…)

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