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Imbibe New York takes on the New York Wine Expo. (more…)

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Last night, Suzanne, Cathy, Brian, and I met at Bar Jamon, which at 5:00 had just opened and was already beginning to fill.  With approximately 15 stools at high, dark wood, communal tables, little standing room, tapas and wine, Mario Batali’s Spanish wine bar is a bustling but diminutive space.  Adjacent to Casa Mona, Bar Jamon boasts a list of over 600 wines and a menu on the wall offering delectable snacks; but you’d better not mind standing squeezed.  If you come at just half past five, arrive with enough patience to wait it out for a seat.  Standing, you’ll be jostled; seated, you’ll only have to tolerate the elbowing at your back.   (more…)

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175 Wineries from around the world at the Expo.

600 Wines to sample!

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Four hours of Long Island wines and Brooklyn fare!

Last year’s Brooklyn Uncorked! inspired the beginning of Imbibe New York.

Hope to see you there!

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A couple of days ago, I received an email from Gregory Dal Piaz, the Community Manager of Snooth, extending an invitation to an event called “Open that bottle night” along with blind tastings– the first of which was scheduled for Thursday night.  And so, downtown I joined eight others for two hours of three flights of four–Pinot Noir. (more…)

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Last night, Imbibe New York’s Wine Club drank Tempranillo–two from Ribera del Duero, two from Rioja, and one from La Mancha–poured and sipped at the home of Suzanne and Daniel on the Upper West Side.  By total coincidence we had arranged a vintage flight: 2004-2007; and so decided to begin with the babe in the bottle, La Planta, Ribera del Duero, Cosecha, 2007 ($16), a fruity ruby colored wine with black cherry, oak, tobacco and spice.  With medium acidity and tannins, it lacks complexity and has a slightly metallic finish.  It was the only bottle left unturned at the end of the night. (more…)

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