Love Riesling? Here are the rules by @DhMeyer and @FandW

Stumbled upon this awesome wine pairing guide for the Riesling lovers in my copy of Food & Wine Magazine!

Here is another great article for interesting pairings with Danny’s infamous restaurants in NYC! {here}


‘Tasting’ in Tribeca

Tribeca, an iconic, historic and truly authentic part of New York City that houses countless ‘impossible to get into’ restaurants yet also offers those hidden gems that are a bit more accessible, was the perfect atmosphere to kick off the week that takes over this magnificent area – The Tribeca Film Festival.  A dear friend and I celebrated the start of the festival like all great wine lovers do – with the Spring Walk Around Tasting at the renowned and celebrated Tribeca Grill.  With an impeccable wine list “one of only seven in New York that has been selected by Wine Spectator to receive a Grand Award” and a wonderful atmosphere, we had a fabulous time catching up and sipping coveted wines from the likes of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Stags Leap, Nicolas Feuillatte and more! Did you know that Tribeca Grill has a ‘raw space’ for fun events like these?  I didn’t, but now I do and am definitely going to keep my eye out for other great events that they offer. Some favorites to kick us off into Spring are below! 

Cheers and enjoy the rest of the Festival!

Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Merlot 2008 – Not a Merlot fan, but this might have transformed me.  How does a fruitful taste with a hint of caramel to smooth out the edges sound? Pretty darn good!

Antica Chardonnay 2009 – Such an impressive Chardonnay with delicate fruit, great ‘minerality’ and a smooth yet vibrant finish!


Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose – It was rated 92 pts by Wine Spectator for a reason!  The lightweight Brut Rose was elegantly fruity and dry with notes of orange and hints of raspberry. A fabulous Rose to share at your fabulous dinner party or any special celebration.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Heaven Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – Honeysuckle flavors and sweetness, such a wonderful transitional wine for Spring to Summer.


A Special Champagne Treat for the Holiday Weekend!

Happy Friday to you all!  

Here is a little something that will add some dazzle to your weekend – Pink Champagne Cake compliments of the Oceana Restaurant {here} in NYC. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

**Thank you Taylor for sharing this special dessert with me!

Osteria Cotta – Great UWS Addition to the ‘Wave’ of Wine Bars

We went to Osteria Cotta on the Upper West Side the other night and were very pleasantly surprised! The entrance is a classic replica of a rustic Italian eatery as well as the inside decor.  Brass/gothic chandeliers holding candles hanging from the ceiling, wooden tables and beams, exposed brick walls, and wine paraphernalia displayed around like fine art..  The downstairs is a first come first serve basis for tables and wine bar but the upstairs has regular seating and is much more roomier.  The wine list was (as you guessed) mostly Italian and they offered a nice range of wines that were very reasonably priced!  Everything was actually reasonably priced even their signature dessert dish that was out of this world!  Nutella, Ricotta Calzones… Delish!

For wine, we had a great bottle of the Il Conte Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009 with dinner, which was savory in black cherry taste, very soft velvety tannins with a good fruit to acidic balance.  It went great with our mushroom and coponata/goat cheese bruschette…  Try it out!

513 Columbus Ave
(between 84th St & 85th St)
Manhattan, NY 10024

“Wine Down Mondays” @ STK

STK recognizes that their guests love wine!  Check out this great wine deal every Monday at STK NYC in meatpacking

“Wine Down Mondays at STK! Stop by and enjoy half off wine by the glass and bottles!” 646.624.2444

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