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Red Hook Winery – a Place Where Grapes of New York Found Their New Home

Located at the edge of Long Island in Brooklyn, the Red Hook winery is a place where grapes of New York found their new home. Mark Snyder established the winery in 2008 with a mission to promote local viticulture and put New York state wine region on the map.

Rooftop Reds – Transforming Urban Spaces into Vineyards

Intrigued by the idea of growing vines atop of an industrial building, I met with Rooftop Reds founder Davin Shomaker, General Manager TJ Provenzano, and Village Vines director (Rooftop Reds nonprofit initiative) Malcolm Baker to talk about their unique project, and of course to taste some wines.

Bodegas Lustau. A Taste of Sherry

When you enter Lustau winery, a 19th century warehouse in the heart of Jerez, you end up in a cathedral-like space with vaulted ceilings and rough ochre sandy clay soil. The sunlight beats down through the high open windows to the long rows of barrels. The air is perfumed with beautiful sweet aromas of summer flowers, wood and soaked apples. You feel like time has stopped here. It’s quiet and tranquil. Inside thousands of barrels, sherry sleeps under the blanket of flor.

Celebrating Spring with Garden Party and Wines of Fleurie

Fleurie – this is what comes to mind when spring is here, and everything is blooming, growing, and flourishing. And even though name of this beautiful cru Beaujolais has nothing to do with nature, delicate bouquet, floral flavors, and silky texture of its wine make it number one choice for spring and early summer drinking.

Bulgaria: Wine of Great Value and Individuality

Bulgaria is one of the oldest wine regions, with 3000 years of history. It may have experienced some difficulties through the years of transitional economy (the 90s), which negatively affected the image of the local wine industry, but with sufficient investments, technological innovations and marketing efforts the situation has been completely changed. Today Bulgaria produces world quality wines with exceptional value at very welcoming price points. Read on to learn more about Bulgarian wines…

Don Angie – A Modern Touch for Classic Italian Cuisine

When I heard about Don Angie – a New Italian, husband & wife pasta joint in West Village, I had no doubt it was exactly what I was looking for. Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito give traditional Italian cuisine a little twist, not only in terms of style and representation but also flavor and ingredients of their playful dishes, combining Italian heritage with modern innovation.