Japanese fusion restaurant Zuma has won over the hearts of celebrities and notable industry gastronomes for years. Now, the trendy London-based spot has landed in New York City and is making waves in the upscale dining scene. The beloved menu touts creative Japanese fare—think: roasted lobster with shiso-ponzu butter and grilled ... More
Partial to Pinot Noir? Connoisseur of Cabernet? These similar-tasting bottles of bubbly will help you expand your palette
If you’re a devout wine drinker and just can’t bring yourself to jump on the bubbly bandwagon, it’s probably because you’re not drinking the right kind of champagne. Here’s an insider tip: find a cuveé that has a similar profile to your favorite wine.
According to wine industry expert Michelle DeFeo, ... More
Raise a glass to the end of winter with one of these refreshing drinks
Wave goodbye to winter and welcome spring with a few deliciously refreshing cocktails. These seasonal drinks are made with fresh ingredients, including berries and mint, to revive your senses after the cold, dreary months. Make them for yourself or prepare a whole batch and serve them at parties. No doubt ... More
The infusion of light and citrusy flavors makes this cocktail a breath of fresh air
Trendy hotspot TAO Downtown is famous for their expansive list of creative cocktail offerings, and this sake-based brew is no exception. Bursting with earthy flavors from Enter Jumani sake and refreshing cucumber vodka, this subtle and delicious drink pairs perfectly with savory dishes.
“The sake itself is fairly earthy ... More
New York City’s Greenwich Village is filled with history. Take, for example, 116 MacDougal Street, which in its 1960s heyday was frequented by Beat legends like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso—not to mention artists like Bob Dylan.
Now, the landmark space is home to elegant subterranean cocktail den ... More
A combination of rich, distinctive liquors is the defining feature of the standout Red Carpet cocktail from New York's 21 Club. Inspired by the Academy Awards, the cocktail is a nod to the bar's inclusion in several Oscar-winning films, like Wall Street and One Fine Day. The libation's ... More
With the help of a powerful CEO, this bubbly brand became the exclusive beverage of the Oscars
“Champagne is a lifestyle, a culture, a way of looking at life,” says Cecile Bonnefond, the CEO of luxe bubbly brands Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck. “It’s a way of enjoying food and wine, but it’s also a celebration.”
After spending nine years at the helm of Veuve Clicquot—not to mention her ... More
Le Bernardin’s longtime sommelier Aldo Sohm has expanded his reach with his new Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, just down the street from the flagship. Look for an over-the-top list of wines by the glass and snacks like baked Camembert and baby beet skewers. 1. Chartogne-Taillet, Sainte Anne, Champagne NV
“One of my favorite ... More