Let’s face it, wine language is weird. What’s an earthy, full-bodied red, with notes of dark cherries, wood, tobacco and firm tannins? Why does something that tastes like “earth” with hints of “wood” appeal to anyone? And what the hell are tannins, anyway? These are perfectly good questions and certified sommelier Kristina Sazama will satisfy your curiosities at Brooklyn Winery with an introductory class that will arm you with the proper vocabulary and understanding to drink and decode wine speak. The interactive, $35 class will allow you to taste some premium wines (produced right here in Brooklyn) and learn what it is you are looking for in each glass, and how to put into words what you taste, feel and smell. Get tickets and learn to drink like a pro.
August is already upon us, but despite all those automated vacation responders in your inbox and the slightly empty feeling around the city, there are still plenty of seasonal events for those of us left here in town to enjoy. For starters, we’ll be heading to Red Hook for a happy hour and beer tasting […]
Before we know it summer’s going to come to a close and it’s going to be too cold to go out. Netflix and hot toddies in our bathrobes are going to replace our nights out bar hopping and seeing live bands, and we’re gonna whine about not having enough heat in our apartments. But until […]
Between the Bike Cult Show—Brooklyn Bike Jumble’s annual exhibition of hand-built bicycles—coming up in Queens a couple weeks from now and the Bicyclists’ Ball being put on by Transportation Alternatives on Aug. 14, we’re definitely in a two-wheeled state of mind. Even without these upcoming events, summer in general is a busy time for cycling, […]
A cold, creamy beer float is sophisticated enough to banish the spring break swim-up bar stigma that’s dogged icy alcoholic drinks for years. I went to college down South, and when it was hot (which was most of the time), my roommates and I used to make pitchers of mudslides from store-bought T.G.I.Friday’s mix, drink […]