This past Saturday night, we headed down to the Lexington Avenue Armory to check out the event that capped off all the festivities of NYC Craft Beer Week: namely, the Spring Seasonals expo. Brewers from all reaches of the NY and national craft beer scene came down and displayed their wares, offering us a seriously exciting sneak peek into what we have to look forward to in the spring. Here are our top five favorite debuts:
The colder it gets, the less likely we are to go outside—it's only logical. But what if the price of your cocktails lowered with the temperature? Well the Bar at Clement is offering that exact deal through March. For every degree below 25, the cost of each drink will go down a dollar. The best part is that if it hits freezing temperatures, you will not only get a zero-cost drink, you will also get some complimentary petit-fours to honor your braving the crazy weather.
Madeira Month at Terroir is a time to honor one of America's oldest and most beloved wines, Madeira. Originating from the Madeira Islands in Portugal, Madeira wine is a fortified wine that ranges from dry to sweet.
To celebrate Madeira Month Terroir had a special wine crawl throughout all last week that featured tastings of different Madeiras. We had a chance to sit down with Beverage Director Matt Stinton at Terroir's location in Park Slope to try some Madeira wines from The Rare Wine Co. and two other special selections of Madeira wine.
Attention all tequila lovers and connoisseurs of fine Mexican beverages — it’s that time of the year, again! This Saturday, February 22, is National Margarita Day, so grab your friends and get ready to make some positive life choices, because Joonbug is here to help you make the most of this extremely important and time-honored occasion.
You might be asking yourselves, how are we going to make the most of this much-beloved holiday? Well, if you’re looking to go out, then here are the top 3 restaurants in Manhattan that you must make a point of visiting (in no particular order, of course — you’ll just have to visit all three).
As the winter thaws (not fast enough, might we add), New Yorkers look forward to one of the most celebratory drinking holidays: St. Patrick’s Day. And FiDi's The Dead Rabbit is the pinnacle of the traditional Irish bar, but with lots of extra flair, and an extensive cocktail menu to please any palate. (Not to mention it was named one of the 15 bars to visit before you die!) This past Sunday, The Dead Rabbit partnered with Castle Brands and Liquor.com to present “Irish to the Core” a cocktail tasting of the tastiest Castle Brands Irish liquors mixed by The Dead Rabbit’s own manager, Jack McGarry who was recently named the International Bartender of the Year, and curated by Dead Rabbit founder Sean Muldoon. Showcasing a menu of five unique and tantalizing libations made from the Irish to the Core portfolio of 100% Irish made liquors, the event was a perfect end to the weekend. We tasted Boru Vodka, Brady’s Irish Cream, Celtic Honey Liqueur, Clontarf 1014 Irish Whiskey, and Knappogue Castle Single Malt Irish Whiskey.
All you winos out there will be thrilled to learn that today is National Drink Wine Day! In honor of this special culinary occasion, we've decided to round up some New York-based wineries, their best offerings, and perfect pairings. Use this list as a guide for throwing a celebratory wine tasting party or simply learn about some of the best wines that local vineyards have to offer.
Located in Cutchogue on Long Island, Pugliese Vineyards has been offering award-winning wines, Champagnes, and Ports since 1980. The family-owned company has gained recognition for many of their varietals, including their Chardonnay Reserve 2009, Riesling 2012, and Sunset Meritage 2010.
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If you’re walking around the Lower East Side (somewhere around 85 Stanton St., for instance), you might miss this tiny shop offering only organic juices, nut milks, and smoothies. If that happens, it's no problem at all! Let Heartbeet Juicery come to you, considering that they offer delivery services, detailed product descriptions, and cleanse packages online for your convenience. Of course, nothing beats visiting the actual location, speaking with a friendly employee, and saving a bit on shipping, but if this isn't possible, they still want to make sure that you're satisfied!
Terroir Wine Bar, "the elitist wine bar for everyone", is hosting a Madeira Wine Crawl in celebration of Madeira Month!
The wine crawl will span 4 days from Tuesday, February 18th until Friday, February 21 and will feature vintage shots of Madeira wine in 2-oz. shots at a special price!
Not only will guests or "Terroirists" get to taste a shot of Madeira during the wine crawl, but they will also get a Terroir Madeira shirt and a seat at a Madeira wine tasting hosted by Paul Grieco if they go to each location and order the featured Madeira!
With Beer Week fast approaching, there are a ton of awesome brew-related events to look forward to, and we just heard about yet another can’t-miss event for beer lovers put on their calendars. The NYC Craft Beer Festival Spring Seasonals tasting will be going down on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st at the Lexington Armory. This is going to be an old-school epicurean blowout in the tradition of the Grand Tasting, with over 150 craft beers from all over the country available in unlimited 2oz pours. The list of featured breweries reads like a list of the hottest and most renowned figures in the craft brew world: big names like Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose. and Goose Island will join exciting newcomers like Bayou Teche and Bell’s Inspired at the Armory for a night of exquisite craft beer goodness,
Named for a 19th century gang whose home turf was in lower Manhattan, The Dead Rabbit is part of the emerging movement to reclaim and revive old school drinks and drinking traditions, and has been receiving much-deserved attention over the past year. They were the reigning champions of 2013’s Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, winning World’s Best New Cocktail Bar, World’s Best Cocktail Menu and International Bartender of the Year (for co-owner Jack McGarry).