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by / on May 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm / in Bottoms Up

5 Most Deliciously Unique Spirits at The Manhattan Cocktail Classic 2013

Every year the Manhattan Cocktail Classic brings together libation lushes from all over the country to drink to their hearts content. There are nearly one hundred events spread throughout five days that allow enthusiasts and professionals to learn all about cocktails, spirits, and cocktail culture. We drank our way through this year’s Industry Invitational and sought to discover the most […]

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by / on May 20, 2013 at 10:00 am / in Bottoms Up

Hey Bartender

“You don’t find the industry, the industry finds you.” -Steve Schneider Those were just some of the inspiring words from the cast of the new film Hey Bartender at the screening event held at the Park Avenue Screening Room. Hey Bartender is a documentary representing the era of the craft cocktail and gives viewers a new sense of who their […]

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by / on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Become a Wino at Terroir

Written by Travis Ballenger Did you know that when choosing the right Chianti, you want to look for the region it’s from? Thanks to Terroir’s wine tasting, I do. I now have the necessary information to impress my friends, order a great wine, or do a decent paring at dinner.  With our knowledgeable leader Paul Grieco, co-owner and sommelier of […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Please The Palate Vintage Port Tasting

The 2011 Vintage Port Seminar at Astra, hosted by Please the Palate was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. For those of you who don’t know Port, it is from the Douro Valley in Portugal. It is usually a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and even white. Port is fortified wine with brandy added […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Please The Palate Vintage Port Tasting

The 2011 Vintage Port Seminar at Astra, hosted by Please the Palate was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. For those of you who don’t know Port, it is from the Douro Valley in Portugal. It is usually a sweet red wine, but can also come in dry, semi-dry and even white. Port is fortified wine with brandy added […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Celebrate National Aperitif Day

Tomorrow, May 16th, is National Aperitif Day! Maison Lillet declared May 16th as this holiday to raise awareness of a great, yet underrated libation. All around the country aperitif lovers and newbies will celebrate the traditional French aperitif hour with Lillet. For those of you who don’t know, aperitif is a French word meaning ‘to  open,’ and is mainly used […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm / in Bottoms Up

Celebrate National Aperitif Day

Tomorrow, May 16th, is National Aperitif Day! Maison Lillet declared May 16th as this holiday to raise awareness of a great, yet underrated libation. All around the country aperitif lovers and newbies will celebrate the traditional French aperitif hour with Lillet. For those of you who don’t know, aperitif is a French word meaning ‘to  open,’ and is mainly used […]

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by / on May 15, 2013 at 10:30 am / in Bottoms Up

Sipping Rum Fridays

Union Square Wines & Spirits is full of wonderful wines, specialty spirits, and now every Friday in May, free Santa Teresa Rum Tastings, called Sipping Rum Fridays! This weekend, May 10th kicked off the first of four unique rum tastings targeting a specific theme. The first tasting was their 1796 Santa Teresa dark rum paired with chocolate for Mother’s Day! […]

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by / on May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm / in Bottoms Up

Lean Libations: The Healthiest Cocktails Around

Prepping for Summer is no fun at all, but enjoying the summertime is heaven. While many people are watching what they eat and amping up their workout regime, you can still indulge if you do it right. These cocktails aren’t your typical sugary and calorie-loaded concoctions…each cocktail below has a health component to it, whether it’s low calorie or made […]

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by / on May 10, 2013 at 10:00 am / in Bottoms Up

For the Love of Wine: Tasting Room by Lot18

Today marks a momentous occasion. Lot18, a site that brings consumers limited-time access to high-quality, hard-to-find wines at good prices, is launching an amazing wine club called Tasting Room by Lot18. We’ve got Netflix for movies and TV shows, Pandora for music, Kindle for books and now…Tasting Room for wine. Start off by tasting a range of wine in mini-bottles and […]

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