Austria Uncorked: May 5 in NYC (1WD Reader Discount!)

Vinted on April 12, 2010 binned in wine industry events

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!).

Cheers!

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Weekly Twitter Wine Mini-Reviews Round-up for 2010-04-10

Vinted on April 10, 2010 binned in wine mini-reviews
  • NV Banfi Rosa Regale (Brachetto d’Acqui): Cranberries, rose petals, & fun. Don’t expect an open bottle to stay full for very long. $20 B- #
  • 06 Gallo Barrelli Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley): Serve to those who still think fruit bombs can’t be legit. $35 B+ #
  • 08 Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Gris (Sonoma Coast): Honeydew & citrus, please, on the rocks. Easy on the flab. Shaken, not stirred. $20 B #
  • 08 Anthony Road Semi-Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes): The road to spicy Asian food pairing is paved w/ peaches, lemon zest & wet rocks. $15 B+ #
  • 08 Domaine Ricard “Le Clos de Vauriou” (Touraine): The *other* Gamay is grapey goodness, but you’d better really like white pepper. $12 B+ #
  • 06 Cross ‘Brix Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Checking into the black currant hotel. The beds have velvet tannin sheets. $65 A #
  • 08 Bonny Doon Muscat Ca’ Del Solo (Monterey): Squeeze some lemon onto an orange blossom & you’ll get the (generally excellent) idea. $18 B+ #
  • 08 Bonny Doon Vin Gris De Cigare (CA): If drinking this well-crafted rose in the Summer doesn’t make you happy, then you have issues. $15 B+ #
  • 07 Celler de Capçanes Peraj Petita (Montsant): This kosher Garnacha blend has that “I’m damn sexy” vibe goin’ on. Hello, date night! $22 B #
  • 05 Trefethen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley): Enormous & powerful. The obelisk from Kubrick’s 2001 whispering “worship me.” $100 A- #

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Mad Props: Custom Twitter Background Edition

Vinted on April 9, 2010 binned in twitter, wine 2.0

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.

Cheers!

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