Tag Archives: 2011

Spirits And (A Few) Still Wines Gift Guide 2011

Here’s my next holiday gift guide. As I’ve tweeted early this morning (as in around 12 AM), this mainly focuses for the cocktailian, a certain spirits connoisseur (Cognac, single malt scotch, etc.) and a few still wines that I found worth mentioning. Like my previous guides, if you’re reading this from your iPad or iPhone, you have to flip through my PDF. Happy Browsing! Open publication Previously published gift guides: Sweets & Desserts Champagnes & Sparkling wines

Grand Tasting at NYC Food Network’s Wine & Food Festival

The location of the Grand Tasting This late morning/early afternoon I attended Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival: Grand Tasting taken place at Pier 57. This huge, historical warehouse has views of the Hudson River. Knowing that you’d care mostly about the food, there’s plenty of New York City-based restaurants (total of 34) handing out samples of their food, ranging from the casual Italian restaurant, Accademia di Vino to the highbrow, haute cuisine of Gilt. There are a plethora of wines, Champagnes, and spirits (vodka and whiskey are very well represented here), and several corporate food companies..