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
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
It’s a hot, drippy day in southwestern France’s Gascony region this summer, but Captain Wendy Carrington looks perfectly put together in her pressed blue shirt and crisp white shorts. She’s at her usual spot: the helm of the Saint Louis Barge. The wooden wheel is larger than she is. In front of us, the sleek... Read More
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
Learn about the terroir of Champagne from 7th-generation winemaker Sophie Gonet of Champagne Michel Gonet. "Not all Champagne is the same," says Sophie.
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.
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
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
Prosecco is easy-to-drink Italian bubbly with a friendly price tag…it’s also much more fascinating and complex than it gets credit for.