Barefoot in Bordeaux

I had the realization after the foie gras course. We were in the southwest of France, aboard the Barge Saint Louis, and the rich livers had been served with ripe slivers of nectarines flambéed in Armagnac from a small producer we had visited earlier that morning. The effect was sweet, savory, meaty, and full of... Read More

Aged Manhattans at Sea, and the Joys of Barrel Aging Cocktails in Boats

It’s a sunny summer day, and I’m sitting with wine and cheese educator Wendy Crispell on a bench in a patch of shade by Chelsea Piers. In an hour, we’re going to board the Yacht Manhattan, a gorgeous, buff-hulled 80-foot, twenties-style boat with teak decks and mahogany trim where Crispell will be leading a guided... Read More

Making a Better World through Wine with Yannick Benjamin

At Wine4Food, we’re passionate about wine—discovering it, discussing it, drinking it, and sharing it. When wine can be a way to change people’s lives for the better, we fall even more deeply in love.   Join us as we talk with Yannick Benjamin, Head Sommelier of New York City’s University Club and Co-Founder of Wheeling Forward,... Read More

Kosher Wine Is Better than Ever

Today, a wide variety of kosher wines of different varietals are available from wine regions around the world. Kosher Prosecco, a light, affordable and fun sparkling wine from the northern Veneto region of Italy, is increasingly popular. Another advantage to kosher wines in that they are suitable for vegans, as animal-derived ingredients are never used.

Five Romantic NYC Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

  There are so many decadent restaurants in New York City that it can be overwhelming to make a reservation on any old evening. Valentine’s Day means even more pressure to find the right spot for a romantic, delicious, and memorable meal. These excellent choices will impress your date…and if that date is a friend,... Read More

What Are Super Tuscans?

From the rise of the Medici family in the 15th century, the wines from the hilly Chianti countryside, just south of Florence, have been prized. In 1967, Chianti was awarded DOC (Denominazione di origine) status, which protects the name of a product by specifying a specific region, process, and ingredients. For Chianti, the DOC required... Read More