Those of you on the Right Coast who think that GruVe is groovy would do well to check out the upcoming Austria Uncorked event in NYC on May 5th – and 1WD readers get a discount on tix!
Here are the details on the event, in which what looks like a ridiculous amount of Austrian wine is gonna be poured:
Unlimited wine tasting featuring wines from over 100 Austrian wineries and cuisine from New York City’s finest restaurants at Tribeca Rooftop, May 5th from 6 to 9pm.
Participating restaurants include Wallsé; Gordon Ramsey at the London; Seasonal Restaurant; Aldea; KLEE; BLT Prime; 10 Downing Food & Wine; Salumeria Rosi; Telepan; Recette; 15 East Restaurant, and Grandaisy Bakery.
COST: $55 in advance; $70 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from bottlenotes.com
Proceeds from the event will benefit GrowNYC’s "Learn It, Grow It, Eat It" program, a local education program that helps teens manage their health through hands-on gardening, nutrition education, and activities like community farm-stands.
Enter the coupon code AUSTRIANYC when ordering to receive your discount on tickets for the event (at the time of this writing, the discount is $10 off the advance purchase price!).
Many moons ago, a very nice young lady by the name of Alana Riley, who had friended me up on twitter, contacted me to see if I was interested in a customized twitter background for my twitter landing page. You know, so I can keep up the appearance of professionalism and all that.
Was I interested? Well… Duh.
I was amazed at the finished product that Alana produced for me, which you can see below (click to embiggen), for those of you who are tweetdeck fanatics and never visit anyone’s twitter pages directly.
I’ve been thinking about giving Alana’s biz a plug on here for a few months, and never really got around to it because I suck and should be destroyed, and probably should mow Alana’s lawn and then pay her $2 when I’m done. Anyway, better late than never!
Here’s how Alana describes her new biz:
“I create custom websites and logos for individuals / small companies, offer graphic design & logo services, as well as social media services (from setting up an account for someone to running an account should the individual want to outsource that).”
You can check out her wares at www.sixtwentymedia.com which should be going live soon, or email Alana if you’re interested in a kick-ass twitter background.
And yeah, I know this has nothing to do with wine but you’ll get over it because you’re cool like that.
Yeah. I know. I’m late. Whatever – I’ve got a two-year-old daughter. At least I’m actually getting around to it, right?
I’ve got a simple resolution for 2010, actually, when it comes to 1WineDude.com, anyway:
Make 1WineDude.com “more betterer!”
The devil’s squarely in the details, of course, but the bottom line is that wine blogs, like wine brands, have increased in both quality and quantity, and there have never been more wine blogs pumping out higher-quality content than there are right now. Hell, just look at the list of nominees for the Wine Blog Awards. Which means not only do I have to run to stand still, I need to continuously figure out how to add more and more value for you on these virtual pages.
Either that, or continue to dupe you into thinking that I know what I’m talking about (it ain’t easy!).
I’m grateful for each and every reader of this blog, and I realize that many of the same people who are pumping out great wine content are regular readers here; some are up-and-coming new voices, and are some long-standing and well-respected traditional (and non-traditional) talents in the wine world. 1WineDude.com is, more and more, becoming a place where “Intermediate” and “Expert” wine personalities can mingle and exchange ideas.
I sincerely hope that never changes.
So, in 2010, I’m trying to give you more to talk about, and more interesting things to talk about…
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