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.
In addition to enjoying candy, pumpkins and costumes, Halloween is also an occasion to listen to someghoulish tunes. While Halloween-specific songs are rare compared to the feel- good/bordering-on-saccharine Christmas standards, pop music has always been known for its sometimes ominous overtones–from the teenage death songs of the ’50s and ’60s, to today’s black metal scene. […]
Likely you’re headed out on some kind of adventure tonight or tomorrow, whether it’s the kind that involves glitter, greasepaint and candy corn-flavored shots, or the type that starts with a Seamless order and ends three horror movies, a pizza and a bowl of popcorn later. Polish your party conversation game with this handful of […]
For over 10 years now, Australian singer-songwriter Greta Gertler has been a regular staple of the New York City downtown music scene–she has played pretty much every local venues past and present, from Manhattan’s Fez Under Time Cafe to Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Whether as a solo artist, a member of the bands Peccadillo and the […]
We started Indie Media Camp last year as a way to bring independent media makers together to network with and learn from one another. It was such a hit that we’ve decided to make it an annual event, and IMC 2014 returns to Gowanus on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 10am-6pm at 501 Union. Who is […]
We’re on the slow train to winter, with shorter, colder days ahead and a lot of pumpkin spice in your future. The bright side? The first annual New York Festival of Light is debuting in DUMBO next week, disrupting the darkness with three nights of light installations throughout the neighborhood. Before the big feast looming […]