Tag: Wine

Where to Sip: Anfora

Where to Sip: Anfora

Alpine Chalet Afternoon (Part of the 2018 Beverage Class Series) Walking into Anfora is truly a departure from the rest of West Village – sure, you might find brick walls and a cozy candle-lit feel elsewhere in the neighborhood, but Anfora welcomes you in to share an experience with wine in a way few other […]

| February 1, 2018
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Where to Sip: Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Where to Sip: Aldo Sohm Wine Bar

Picture this: you’re in the heart of Midtown, parched from walking the long avenues with endless skyscrapers in sight and you’re thirsty for a refreshing glass of wine. You don’t want to dig into the depths of your wallet at a fancy restaurant, but where on earth do you turn?

| January 17, 2018
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Holiday Wine Pairings

Holiday Wine Pairings

What better greeting than a glass of sparkling wine? Instantly celebratory, refreshing and crisp, sparkling wine is also a miraculously food-friendly option for a wide range of pre-dinner bites. Thanks to its high acidity, sparkling wine is perfect for cleansing the palate and sparking up an appetite.

| December 22, 2017
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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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