For two decades the international movement to preserve taste called Slow Food has produced a guide to Italian wine in conjunction with Gambero Rosso– an Italian Zagat that puts out food and wine guides and produces massive wine tastings around the world. Now, to encourage a new era of sustainabile wine sipping , Slow Food has rolled out a wine classification system and bringing it to America for the first time, along with a sampling of Italian Slow Wine-designated producers that will visit New York on January 30. (Get your tickets here.)
We’re just back from a trip to Spuyten Duyvil Grocery–the Williamsburg beer store in the mini-mall on Bedford Avenue at North Sixth Street–and stumbled across this beauty of a brew from Evil Twin Brewers in Denmark. We’re just sad we didn’t stumble in time for it be part of our annual Alcohol Issue, which just hit the streets.
We’re punch-drunk on Brooklynite David Wondrich’s new book, PUNCH: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl (Perigee Hardcover; $23.95) and his love for…
When we pop corks and fill holiday flutes, the bubbly bottle is typically the big “C” made over in Champagne, France. But locally minded…
While the results are equal parts factual and fanciful, they all conjure up the stories of bygone Brooklyn.
Farm to cocktail takes on a whole new meaning with this potato crop.
Kitten Coffee is the new cat in town.
A spate of startups pursue slow food over fast cash.
With apologies to the New Yorker, we’re pleased as Hot Gin Punch to present the Hendrick’s Gin cartoon caption contest. With help from this artisanal, small-batch gin, we’re offering three lucky readers who can best caption the image above two seats apiece to an invitation-only Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook dinner inside “The Hendrick’s Enchanted Forest,” the pretty awesome indoor forest installation they’re bringing to Brooklyn for the very first time.
You might recall that way back in April–when Spring foods were just beginning to appear–we sent out a call to Brooklyn’s professional mixologists to enter the fourth annual St. Germain elderflower liqueur Can-Can Classic Contest, a seasonal cocktail competition being co-sponsored by our parent publisher Edible Communities.
It is very cool to see more and more natural-skewed wine shops popping up around Gotham, and one of the great, new entries into that wonderful world of pesticide kickin’, natural-yeast lovin’, environment coaxin’ versatile vinous offerings is Billyburg’s one and only Natural Wine Company at 211 North 11th Street. NWC is celebrating their First Year Anniversary tonight (woot-woot!), and in honor of this auspicious occasion are pouring some pretty fabulous and fun celebratory bottles.
Last spring when we were doing research for our profile of Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery, we spoke to the obvious folks: Other respected craft brewers, bar owners, beverage writers and experts in the beverage. But unlike most brewer write-ups, this particular piece required a call to the editors at Oxford University Press, that ultra-prestigious publishing house that puts out every-thing-you-wanted-to-know tomes on food and drink.