On Thursday, September 19, 2013 the Global Youth Connect is hosting a wine tasting to celebrate its recent success implementing human rights programs in Bosnia and Rwanda this summer—so just for this, we can "mix" children and alcohol.
As if wine tastings weren’t full-bodied enough, the proceeds to GYC give the event an even sweeter finish. GYC is an organization that advances global social justice by encouraging young adults to become human rights activists. To empower these young adults, the charity offers cross cultural human rights workshops as well as opportunities to engage in volunteer service. GYC aligns with various grassroots, NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders to sustain international human rights activism.
Wine events can be overly stuffy, intimidating, and can make those of us unfamiliar with wine regions and grape horticulture techniques feel very out of place. The wide world of wines can seem really booshie but Wine Riot NYC is changing the way people approach wine. The two-day wine tasting festival, held September 21–22, at the 69th Regiment Armory showcases what fine wines have to offer in a relaxed and accessible way. Similar to how microbreweries have marketed their products through fun, interactive festivals, Wine Riot is a great way for amateur sommeliers, or the seldom wine drinker, to enjoy the many facets of the wine industry. Wine Riot NYC, organized by SecondGlass.com, is dedicated to helping people learn more about wine without the conservative nature associated with traditional wine tastings.
When you stop in your local wine boutique you see wines from around the United States, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, South America, even Africa, but when was the last time you saw a bottle of Greek wine on a shelf? It’s been there all along, it was just kept as a “secret stash” for sommeliers and other wine connoisseurs who favor more “underground” varieties. In the wine department, Greece has got it goin’ on. There are over 300 indigenous grape varieties, a unique and distinctive landscape, and they’ve been winemaking for the last 4,000 years. So like the foundations of modern civilization, it is safe to say the Greek’s have got it covered.
Newly opened Maslow 6 Wine Bar is hosting a free wine tasting tonight from 6:30-9pm. Francesco Ripaccioli, proprietor of Canalicchio di Sopra, one of the classic estates of Montalcino, will be in attendance and pouring a number of vintage Brunello di Montalcino.
The event begins at 6:30pm with a tasting of Rosso and a brief presentation by Fancisco at 7pm; followed by the Brunello tasting. Those who miss the beginning, fret not, you will still be able to taste the wines later, up until 9pm.
The event is free to attend but RSVPs are recommended and can be made here. Happy sipping, New York!
Spring is here, and the best way to celebrate is to glug down tons of beer, learn (and taste) different wines, and of course, watch sexy burlesque dancers do their thing! Okay, maybe the beer drinking is the only thing you normally do, but everything else is sure to be a good addition to your springtime traditions!
The Naked Truth: A game/burlesque show unlike any other. The show features burlesque star Julie Atlas Muz, and is hosted by Jonny Porkpie at The Triad. It will also feature Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Peekaboo Pointe, Bunny Buxom and Satira Sin. Audience members will be hypnotized by the moves of these performers as they take the stage. Lucky attendees can also partake of the action when they come on stage to take part in an interactive game show that has them attempting to expose (and guess) the performers' most intimate secrets (let's hope you don't have too many of your own!). All your hard detective work won't go unrewarded--awesome prizes will be given away! The show starts April 21st, with performances happening the third Saturday of each month until June. Tickets are $35 (general admission) and $45 (premium seating), and can be purchased here. It's time to uncover...The Naked Truth!
This Saturday the 25th, from 3-6pm, The Tangled Vine Wine Bar & Kitchen is hosting Wine Tasting for a Cause, a fundraiser that will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Partake in an afternoon tour of more than 20 organic, sustainable, and biodynamic European wines, along with passed Mediterranean bites such as crab croquetas, arancini rice balls and chickpea fritters. There will also be a cheese and charcuterie station. This walking tasting event features tables dedicated to French, Italian, and Spanish wines (tres magnifique). Gift certificates to The Tangled Vine and other NYC restaurants, as well as wine glass sets and other items will also be auctioned off during the event. Tickets are a minimum donation of $50 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Reservations can be made by calling 646-863-3896.
ADIDAS ORIGINALS x EDDIE HUANG CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY
When: Jan 23, 10pm-4am
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Adidas, Eddie Huang, Max Koshkerman, James Cruickshank and Simonez Wolf with an open Ciroc bar from 10-11pm! DJ Austin Peters and DJ Vibe will be spinning all night.
When: Jan 24, 7 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday is shaping up to be a fairly tame night. Unless you're going to Nemo for an open bar and karaoke. Enjoy an hour long open bar with cocktails and Sapporo drafts and be sure to drink up so you have the guts to get on stage and make a fool of yourself. Private rooms are also available if the embarrassment is too much for you to handle. Tickets are $45.
Head over to Maslow 6, located in Tribeca, for that after work perk that you most definitely need. From 6-9pm, the wine store will be having a free tasting of over two dozen wines, along with cheese and charcuteries. 10% of proceeds from all purchases will support The Harmony Program, a non-profit organization that provides musical education for economically disadvantaged youth around the city.
There's no better way to do your holiday shopping!
Enjoy live music along with your snacks and vino and leave your work day woes behind! Register for the event here.
The bimonthly dinner series, Tasting Brooklyn Dining Club, is having its Italian Classics with a Modern Reinterpretation tonight at Fornino Park Slope at 7pm. Diners will be welcomed with a housemade blueberry limoncello (who doesn't like limoncello?), accompanied by appetizers. Following this happy hour will be a five course sit-down dinner featuring duck rollatini paired with Insolia 2010 Cusumano, Sicily, among other delicious items. Dinner will be led by co-owners Chris Walsh and Dave Kearns, along with Executive Chef Kurt Eggers, who will be discussing the seasonal approach to modern Italian cuisine.