Have your Holiday Party or a large gathering of friends at Lido with a special wine and dinner tasting. The way that Lido is designed it can easily accommodate a large group. But even more special you can custom a wine and dinner tasting for an extra special evening with Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith. The holidays are upon us but it is not too late! Please see below for more information on this unique alternative for a Christmas Party, or just for a large gathering of friends. I have been to one of Andrea’s presentations at Lido and can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Also a nice option for after the holidays if you want to just plan something for 2014.
Come join us at Lido during the holidays for a wine and dinner tasting. Bring your friends or hold your company holiday party with us. Learn about history, grapes and other important wine facts. Discover why certain foods pair better than others with your wine. Sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will lead the tasting in a fun and relaxed setting. We are offering 4 and 5 course pairings for 10 or more individuals. For reservations please call Lido at 646-490-8575, or Andrea Wobensmith at 917-733-9413, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see our sample menu for your viewing:
Warm salad of arugula, roasted pears, walnuts, shaved parmesean
Wine: Prosecco Brut Jeio Bisol
Arancini, risotto rice balls stuffed with gorgonzola
Wine: Rose Sangiovese
Spaghettini, arrabiata with grilled shrimp
Wine: Toscana Rosso Circa
Braised short ribs with fontina polenta, marscapone cream, fresh horseradish
Wine: Aglianico Del Vulture
Chocolate budino with sea salt
Taylor Fladgate, Fine Ruby
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There is going to be another wine and dinner pairing at Lido this coming Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30 pm. Customers and clients have been loving these special events that Lido have been hosting lately. We wanted to let our readers know here at HCL about this event and to help get the word out for those wine lovers and foodies who may not be aware of Lido’s wine and dinner gatherings.
Tuesday, September 24th from 7:30-9:30 pm, Lido will be offering a five course wine tasting dinner. Wine educator and sommelier, Andrea Wobensmith will take guests through the wines and help them learn more about pairing tips, grapes, differences in growing practices and more, all in an intimate and relaxed setting. Wobensmith has been teaching wine classes for over 7 years. Her passion began after visiting Italy and tasting wines throughout the countryside. Wobensmith earned her Sommelier Certificate with the Sommelier Society of America. The price is $105 per person plus tax and gratuity. Please call for reservations at: #646-490-8575 or #917-733-9413, as space will be limited.
Lido, located at 2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 117th Street
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Out of the ashes of the FDB wineshop pioneer Harlem Vintage comes…….. Vintage Harlem. Under new ownership and new management, the warm, woody structure of the store hasn’t changed, but now there’s an expanded spirits section, more easily recognizable wines and a traditional merchandising-by-region setup.
The soft opening is now, and we look forward to discovering and definitely supporting the new Vintage Harlem. Don’t forget to drop by, and check it out.
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If your liquor cabinet is empty by now The Winery will be open today Tuesday, October 30th post Hurricane Sandy, from 3PM to 9PM. However, no delivery service today.
Be sure to check out some of there up and coming wine tastings below for Friday and Saturday.
|Free Wine Tasting Schedule: Italian Experience
|The Wines of Northern Italy
Friday, November 2nd, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Jennifer from Jan D’Amore Imports will join The Winery to pour The Winery’s selection from the northern region of Italy. The primary focus will be on Veneto, home of Valpolicella and Amarone della Vapolicella, decadence in a bottle.
The Wines of Italy
Saturday, November 3rd, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Tuscany is king in central Italy but don’t sleep on the red wines of Basilicata in the south or the crisp, aromatic white wines of Friuli in the north. Come by The Winery for an opportunity to really get a taste of the many facets of Italian wines.
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Two weeks ago, I blogged about the top-selling wines at The Winery. When I wrote that post I was asked “where else can one purchase wine in Harlem?” The response I quickly gave was Harlem Vintage or stop by for a drink at Nectar on Frederick Douglas Blvd and 120th Street. Soon after, I went through some of my old notes and emails, and I came across another option for Harlemites to purchase wine. Wha…la! And this option is linked to Harlem like the others.
May I introduce Sugarleaf Vineyards and Winery. Sugarleaf Vineyards is 100 percent wholly owned by The Bias’, who reside right here in Harlem with their two kids. They often commute back and forth to Virginia to manage their vineyard. However, their home base is a lovely brownstone in Central Harlem.
While the ingredients, barreling and bottling for Sugarleaf wines may take place in Virginia, they hold similar accolades as fellow Harlemite Marcus Samuelsson when it comes to White House honors and the Bravo TV Channel. Their 2008 Petit Manseng was served at The White House for the 2010 Governor’s Ball and their winery was featured in a recent episode of The Real Housewives of DC.
So if your interested in purchasing wines made by Sugarleaf, click here to order. They ship to New York City in increments of 3, 6, and 12 bottles. Or stick to the walk in plan, Sugarleaf is also sold at Harlem Vintage, Nectar and Red Rooster! Cheers!
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Due to a change in rent and needing more space, The Winery, which is currently located at Frederick Douglass Blvd. between 116th and 117th Street, is moving to 257 West 116th Street. Work is happening now on the new space in order for the move to Read more of this article »
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What can I say about Nectar Wine Bar. This new hot spot created by owners Eric Woods & Jai Jai Greenfield has created a gathering for those of us uptown, and everywhere, that have been craving a good wine bar. It has been crowded since it opened April 2008 offering a wide range of wines from their sister shop Harlem Vintage located next door. They provide a minimal menu of cheeses, meats & hummus to accent their wines. This is a very nice touch without distracting from this Bar’s main purpose, which of course is the wine. This place is great for relaxing after work to chillout music as well as keeping you entertained on Saturday nights with House music until closing. When I asked why did you decide on the location of Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Eric who has been a resident of Harlem for 11 years, said “Frederick Douglass Boulevard is going to be the new area for restaurants, bars, & nightlife and we wanted to provide a place for the people in the neighborhood to enjoy themselves.” They truly have succeeded in their goal with Nectar and its friendly staff, diverse wines, great crowd, and an overall welcoming vibe that has made it a favorite destination in the neighborhood.
Nectar Wine Bar
2235 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
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