On Monday night, Brooklyn Winery will be hosting the first of a series of very cool-sounding wine classes taught by a former editor at Wine Spectator who now writes the Tasting Notes column for Epicurious.com, among other oenological pursuits. Think and Drink Independently with Ted Loos consists of six classes designed to shatter some pretentious misconceptions that have taken root in the oenophile community and provide you with the tools you need to evaluate and enjoy wine on your own terms. The first session, Thinking Inside the Box, is dedicated to box wine, but we aren’t talking about that unfortunate swill you drank on “sophisticated” nights out in college. Nowadays, there are many honest-to-goodness delicious wines that come in cardboard, and in this class you will taste your way through five of them. Future classes are spread out over the next three months, and include a lesson on bubblies as well as an entire session devoted to why it is a-okay to like Chardonnay. Would-be experts can commit to the entire series for $250 or purchase individual classes for $50 a pop. Either way, sign up and start drinking smarter!
Sat December 14, 2013There’s only so many more shopping days ’til Christmas, which means there’s only so many opportunities to get something thoughtful and hand crafted instead of dented and possibly broken at the bottom of a leftovers bin. Avoid that grim fate with two great holiday fairs happening this weekend–both are likely to be […]
Introducing Brooklyn Based Astrologist Oblio Sharp, Eartrumpet to the Stars: “Eavesdropping on the universe at the next table while pretending to use the iPhone” Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Right? You thought so. You might still be. Right? One more shot. Really what is there to lose? You’re not hurting anyone. But is the […]
Wed December 11, 2013Although most of us city-dwellers are oblivious to it, we are right in the middle of hunting season. Maybe we don’t have to wear orange every time we go out to avoid being hit, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the spoils of New York State’s woods and fields. To that […]
Sat December 14, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013It’s the holiday season, and though we all love the idea of mingling with friends and family, drinking eggnog and exchanging presents, that sense of merriment doesn’t always extend to the shopping part that goes with it. This weekend Word is easing the process by inviting you to its […]
Looking to while away a few hours this weekend? Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, which is in my opinion one of the best watering holes in Brooklyn, has been inviting different food vendors to set up camp in its backyard on Sunday afternoons as part of its new Flatbush Food Court series. This week, Palenque will […]