Who doesn't like to enjoy some wine while getting a taste of what another country has to offer? On April 17th, The Wines of Argentina, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General in New York will host the 3rd Annual World Malbec Day, celebrating the iconic wines from Argentina.
The worldwide celebration will have events happening throughout New York, London, Los Angeles, and other big cities. Events will include wine tastings, tango performances, and a Malbec crush. New York will be hosting an invitation-only gala and tasting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will have wine industry executives, experts, and aficionados in attendance.
Only Make Believe: Young Professionals Trivia Night [onlymakebelieve.org]
Only Make Believe’s annual young professionals’ trivia night will be held on March 29th this year, at the Village Pourhouse (downtown). The night will feature spectacular prizes, including gym passes, prime theater tickets for Broadway, bottles of wine, with gifts to be doled out after every round. Admission is only $20, but the 15% of the combined tab from this year’s trivia night crowd will also donated toward Only Make Believe. Only Make Believe is a non-profit performing theater for chronically disabled and ill children living in hospitals or care facilities.
Once again, the impending doom of another dolorous work weeks loom heavy on the minds of the feisty, over-worked proletariat! In the consummate war against apathy, monotony, and all the other odious byproducts of respectability and reason, there is only one true salvation: seizing the raucous potential embedded within even the most unassuming of evenings!
Fear not.The doctor is in, and doling out copious handfuls of revelry—one day at a time!
When: Monday, March 5th: 6pm
Where: City Winery
In case you missed it on Saturday, Finger on the Pulse (the twin team of Darin & Greg Bresnitz) brought a dance block party with food and music to City Winery. The sun was scorching and so were the grills of 10 notable NYC chefs, who almost all made an appearance. You may have heard of them: Sam Mason (Tailor / Empire Mayo / Lady Jays), Phillip Kirschen-Clark (Vandaag), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar), Sam Talbot (Imperial No 9 / Surf Lodge), NoahBernamoff (Mile End), Thomas Kelly & David Schillace (Mexicue), Jenny McCoy (Craft), Tim Sullivan (Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola), Daniel Holzman (The Meatball Shop) and Oliver Kremer & Tyler Lohman (Dos Toros).
Tomorrow at 5:30 pm,, City Winery is hosting Farm to Table, an interactive tasting event that will be held at the Courtyard in Hudson Square. The tasting stations will be prepared by Great Performances, and there will also be a selection of City Winery’s own handcrafted wines. All food is from within a 100-mile radius of New York City with a menu committed to celebrating local produce. Some menu highlights: Hudson Valley Duck Feast, Stuffed Peppers, Family Style Toasts, Ratatouille, and Fennel and Artichoke salad.
What makes the food stellar? Only that they will be the creations of 10 standout NYC chefs: Sam Mason (Tailor / Empire Mayo / Lady Jays), Phillip Kirschen-Clark (Vandaag), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar), Sam Talbot (Imperial No 9 / Surf Lodge), NoahBernamoff (Mile End), Thomas Kelly & David Schillace (Mexicue), Jenny McCoy (Craft), TimSullivan (Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola), Daniel Holzman (The MeatballShop) and Oliver Kremer & Tyler Lohman (Dos Toros). Not too shabby.
If you loathe the thought of waiting for hours on end in the frigid smog of Times Square to watch an electrified disco-ball drop for only a matter seconds while sandwiched between rankly odiferous tourists, overly considerate pickpockets, and gun-toting CD peddling street merchants, then you might want to consider simply watching the festivities from your television set like all the native New Yorkers. However, if you wish to avoid the overcrowded Times Square media circus and still wish to join in the celebration, try the extensive NewYearsEveCentral.com database, one of these New Year’s Eve events for a night of hedonistic debauchery:
City Winery, the city's first private label winery, will be holding a soft opening tonight from 6-12 a.m. The City Winery, located in Hudson Square, will be serving several different wines including a 1987 Lopez de Heredia Tondonia Rioja Gran Reserva for $15 a glass and 1989 Olga Raffault Chinon 'Les Picasses' for $10 a glass. They will also be serving a 1970 Francesco Rinaldi Barolo for $20 a glass; a 2001 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo for $10 a glass; a 1993 Julius Echter Berg Riesling Spat Trocken at $10 a glass and a Henriot NV Champagne for $5 a glass.
These prices are fixed just for the night of the soft opening so come in and enjoy a rare variety while it's affordable!