Posts Tagged“astor center”

NY Drinks NY: Tasting New York In 60 Minutes Or Less


Since I recently moved back to New York state, I looked forward to the NY Drinks NY tasting  for weeks as a way to plunge back in and get reacquainted with New York wine. But then a business lunch ran late and I hoofed it in to Astor Center with barely an hour to spare. Merda! With thirty-five producers, seven wines (roughly) apiece, and 60 or so minutes, I definitely needed an organizing principle. Tracking down my Hudson Valley neighbors seemed a solid place to start. Soon, I found all — three of them? Benmarl Winery, Brotherhood Winery, and Whitecliff…

New York Drinks New York — Reader Report: Len Dest, Former Director Long Island Merlot Alliance


By Len Dest, Former Director of Long Island Merlot Alliance We participated in the New York Drinks New York on Monday 12 March at the Astor Center in Manhattan. The event was a great success with significant “to the trade” activity in the afternoon and, for the 350 lucky members of the public (sold out) in the evening, a great sampling of the wines of New York. Approximately 40 wineries from each region of New York participated in the pours, with strong participation from the Finger Lakes producers. In discussions with both owners and winemakers from the Finger Lakes region, it…

Farm to Chef, Field to Table at the Astor Center This Thursday (1/31)


I get invited to a lot of wine and wine-related events. Many of them are in New York City, so I can rarely attend them, and frankly, few of them are interesting enough that I’m going to take off of work and hop on a train. Then there are events like the one the Astor Center is hosting the evening of Thursday, January 31: Farm to Chef, Field to Table: An Intimate Dinner with Chef Michael Anthony and Peter Kaminsky. I’m excited about this event because it was designed to celebrate the great bounty of our particular corner of the…