SOMM TIPS: Wines for Your Thanksgiving with David Jaegle

We know you’re busy planning your Thanksgiving turkey (to brine or not to brine?), your sides, and your desserts (pumpkin or apple?). It’s also time to start thinking seriously about your Thanksgiving wine lineup. Here’s one word that will steer you in the right direction: Alsace. The wines of Alsace, which lies on the border... Read More

Wine4Food Welcomes Sadat X and True Wine Connoisseurs

It all started with a joke. Brooklyn-based rapper Sadat X and his producer Will Tell were recording music in Will’s basement studio. During the recording sessions, the friends and collaborators were drinking “maybe a little too much,” Will remembers. So, he thought he’d replace their usual spirits with a bottle of wine. On his flip... Read More

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