New York wine

Win a Case of South Africa Wines: One Lucky Eater at our Edible Escape Will Do Just That

As a teaser for all you ticket holders to Edible Escape–our mouth-watering, border-crossing food and drink party next Wednesday, we’ve been leaking selected menu items over the past weeks. But now we’d like to tell you about some giveaways that a few lucky attendees will receive. (Yes, tickets are still available here. Our first prize is a mixed case of wines and the Cape Wine Braai Masters recipe book, courtesy of our friends at Wines of South Africa. We have two of these to give away, and we’ll be choosing winners at random from our ticket holders.

What Not to Miss at the NYC Food Film Fest This October

Last week the folks at NYC Food Film Festival finally posted the rundown for season five of the annual event celebrating shorts about our favorite subject. The fest takes place from October 13 through 16 at Tribeca Cinemas: 21 films on all aspects of cooking, farming, dining and eating. And of course there are the parties including those featuring Food Porn, Rockaway Tacos in Manhattan and the Peruvian gastronomic feast called Mistura.

Colicchio & Sons’ Sommelier Gives us the Best Finger Lakes Rieslings (and Where to Drink Them with Schnitzel)

This February Colicchio & Sons got a wine director with a penchant for the flavors of the Finger Lakes: Thomas Pastuszak spent years studying at Cornell, then worked for five years up in Ithaca, namely as the general manager of a wine-focused place called Stella’s. Here are his top picks for rieslings from the region, now in heavy rotation at the restaurant.