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.
Trends come and go, and then come back around. We may not have thought that the 90s dork capsule, the fanny pack, would be returning anytime soon. But it’s definitely here, utilitarian and without irony, and with a brand-spanking new name: The Belt Bag. Or the Bum Pack. Or the Festival Pack. Take your pick, […]
Williamsburg has a new waterfront watering hole. Falcon Laundry has cast itself as a new neighborhood staple, a place for in-the-know locals more than a go-to spot for tourists spilling over from Smorgasburg. Built inside a–you guessed it–former laundry, which also took a turn as a steel fabrication mill, Falcon Laundry is a two-level bar and restaurant with rooftop […]
The second-ever Queens Beer Book just went on sale, and this year’s edition includes over 10 new bars to check out. The Queens beer scene is exploding and the Beer Book helps you explore it, with more than 30 tickets redeemable for beers at more than 30 of the finest breweries, beer halls and craft […]
These days, it’s hard to navigate a New York City beer blog and not hear frequent mention of the many great craft breweries taking over the city. There’s Other Half, Grimm, Finback, Singlecut, Transmitter—the list, like the road, goes ever on and on. But before this city gave us $8 craft beers, there was a […]
If buying a home in Brooklyn, or anywhere in NYC seems daunting to you, you haven’t been to one of our Buying into Brooklyn sessions. Over the course of an evening, and some Brooklyn Brewery beers, you’ll get a crash course on everything you need to know before you start your apartment hunt. On Tuesday, […]