Tag: Wine

Aumm Aumm is Yum Yum!

Aumm Aumm is Yum Yum!

Finding hidden neighborhood gems is one of our favorite pastimes and with Aumm Aumm Pizzeria & Wine Bar we truly hit the jackpot. Driving down Broadway in North Bergen New Jersey, you are instantly drawn to Aumm Aumm. It looks warm and inviting, and you somehow just know at first glance, that the food will […]

| January 17, 2016
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Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Lido, A Hidden Gem In Harlem

Some of the best things come out of necessity and such was the opening of Lido Restaurant five years ago, when owner Susannah Koteen realized the need for an outstanding Italian restaurant in Harlem. The Harlem food scene was just emerging and the opening of Lido certainly helped to raise the bar. The restaurant, a […]

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The New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Gala Wine Dinner

The New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children Gala Wine Dinner

Karl Wellner, Deborah Norville, Mary Pulido, Frank Sommerfield,Penny Grant, David Stack (Photo by Annie Watt) This year, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children held its annual Gala Wine Dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. The event was superbly hosted by Deborah Norville, of Inside Edition, who is also a member […]

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Champagne, The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings

Champagne, The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings

Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France and it needs a second fermentation in the bottle to create carbonation. Although the word “ champagne” is often used generically to describe sparkling wines, Champagne is indeed unique and should be used exclusively for the delicious sparkling wine grown […]

| November 15, 2014
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Vinus and Marc, a Hidden Treasure on the Upper East Side

Vinus and Marc, a Hidden Treasure on the Upper East Side

It is always special to find a “foodie” hideaway in an unexpected place, so I was delighted to be treated to an extraordinary food and wine tasting at Vinus and Marc on NYC’s Upper East Side. A narrow door located between neighborhood retailers invites you into a seductive speakeasy atmosphere that draws you in with […]

| August 19, 2014
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Double Decker Wines Offer Exceptional Value

Double Decker Wines Offer Exceptional Value

When I first saw the name Double Decker, I thought this must be some kind of English Wine imported from London, but to my surprise, it is purely Napa Valley, with the name being utilized purely for marketing purposes. To create a market share for a new wine in an extremely crowded market is quite […]

| October 10, 2013
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A Meeting With Winemaker Jean Luc Colombo – The Wines Of Cornas

A Meeting With Winemaker Jean Luc Colombo – The Wines Of Cornas

At a private tasting in Beverly Hills last week DF&W met with winemaker Jean Luc Colombo to learn more about his wines that are all based around his obsession with Syrah grapes. An affable Frenchman with a thick English/French accent, the native of Marseilles developed a strong affinity with the wines of the Rhone Valley […]

| October 1, 2013
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Think Pink

Think Pink

Rosé style wines have exploded in popularity as consumers discover their versatility with food pairing. For me, I like it standing alone as well, and on a particularly hot day in New York City—sparkling please! Chandon Rosé, with its refreshing strawberry and plum notes and vibrant pink color, is the perfect sparkling Rosé.  It is […]

| August 10, 2013
The Latest Wines From Fattoria Sardi Giustiniani

The Latest Wines From Fattoria Sardi Giustiniani

Entering any of the three Felice restaurants in New York City immediately transports you to Tuscany. The warm, inviting atmosphere truly reflects the passion and commitment to excellence of brothers Jacopo and Matteo Giustiniani, to share their family’s culinary and wine making skills. We were thrilled to be invited to an exclusive dinner at their […]

| May 14, 2013
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Malbec Glass Introduced By Riedel Glassware

Malbec Glass Introduced By Riedel Glassware

Who knew that when a new wine glass is introduced, it can take up to a year from inception to market? Such is the case with the new Malbec glass from Riedel Glassware. Since there are glasses for many varietals of wine including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, Malbec’s time has finally come. Riedel […]

| May 9, 2013
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