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!
We’re giving away a very merry December in NYC, including: A pair of tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (worth $150) Two VIP tickets to ice skating at Rockefeller Center (worth $300 because you get to skip the lines, enter through the heated VIP igloo and get cookies and hot cocoa too!) Dinner […]
In Longing Lasts Longer, her new show at St. Anns Warehouse, downtown performance artist Penny Arcade reminds New York that thinking is sexy and cupcakes are stupid.
The production of Peter and the Wolf at the Guggenheim Museum, directed by Isaac Mizrahi is a perfect New York holiday tradition for actual New Yorkers.
It’s a bookish week here, with the news that Brooklyn author Emma Straub is opening a bookstore next year, plus a birthday dinner for the great Jim Harrison on Sunday. Oh, and some other excellent Brooklyn events are happening too.
Admit it, even if you have a remote boss who barely gets in your way, you have a few grievances you’d like to air. Well, save em up for this Friday night, Dec. 9, at the 6th annual No Office Party hosted by Brokelyn and the skint. It’s the one holiday office party where you […]