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.
After a brief summer hiatus, Funny Story is back at Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, Sept. 18. If you’ve never been before–or haven’t been in awhile, it’s time to join us at Brooklyn Brewery for a night of hilarity. Usually we here at Brooklyn Based help fill the roster with journalists, food folks and Brooklyn personalities, […]
It’s crazy that a seemingly insignificant piece of garbage can cause so many problems. According to the New York Department of Sanitation, New Yorkers use 5.2 billion plastic bags, each year. That adds up to 1,700 tons of residential garbage each week. Their disposal isn’t free for the city (The New York Times reported that […]
It’s #BYOBag Week here in New York, an initiative designed to encourage us all to examine our plastic bag using and abusing ways. We have six suggestions for totes that will make you forget plastic even exists, including our own version. The Brooklyn Based tote bag, which weighs practically nothing, holds a ton of groceries or […]
So Grub Street says there are no “big-deal” restaurants opening in Brooklyn this fall because the rents here are no longer cheap enough to attract exiled Manhattanites. To me, this analysis misses the entire point of the Brooklyn restaurant scene. There have never been “big” restaurant openings in Brooklyn. This is where small restaurants open […]
After 20 years in Brooklyn I was finally priced out of my borough this summer—much like I’d been priced out of Manhattan two decades earlier. It’s a typical NYC story, but unlike the couples profiled in the most recent eye-roller of a NY Times story on the phenom, my man and I weren’t in a position […]