As much as we love a good rosé, pink wine is no longer the hip sip it was a few years ago. Orange wine is now cutting edge — and The Good King Tavern is spotlighting this trendy beverage at “Orange Is the New Black,” tonight’s Cave à Manger event.
Tria Fitler Square has teamed up with the Pennsylvania SPCA for their canine-centric Wine and Woof! series, happening tonight and every Wednesday night this month through May 31.
Springtime (and warm weather, we presume?) is here, which means that it’s almost time for everyone’s favorite pink-hued alcoholic beverage to dominate.
Thanks to the Philly Chef Conference, you can learn all about rosé before you pop bottles this summer. In a continuation of conference programming, sommelier Victoria James will present a lecture and tasting of rosés at Drexel University’s Academic Bistro. And she’s bringing along some special guests to discuss the ways rosé pairs so well with artisan cheeses and pasture-raised meats.
Next Thursday night, yoke up your oxen and head down to East Passyunk. Townsend, chef Tod Wentz’ Francophile restaurant and bar, is hosting The Oregon Wine Trail — a dinner that will highlight the best of the state’s wines.
It’s almost time for the 2017 Philadelphia Wine Festival — your chance to taste your way through more than 500 wines and delicious Philly bites at Lincoln Financial Field on May 5th.
We announced last month that Eli Collins — formerly of Pub & Kitchen — would be making a move over to a.kitchen, the Best of Philly-lauded, wine-focused spot run by Ellen Yin and Eli Kulp’s High Street Hospitality Group.
Collins debuted his first menu, a seasonal, bistro-inspired roster informed by his time in French kitchens training under Daniel Boulud and Joël Antunes, over the weekend. Let’s take a look.
If you’re planning on drinking anything aside from water today, you’re going to take note of three studies that came to our attention this morning. One, dishing on an unexpected side effect of loving white wine, will certainly impact your happy hour decisions, while the others will probably make you think twice about reaching for a Coke (or Diet Coke) this weekend. Read up!
a.kitchen’s wine list is over 400 bottles deep, and many of them are natural, funky, and from small, independent growers. Twice was the restaurant recognized by Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America, and twice we awarded them with the Best Wine List award (2012, 2015). For a hotel restaurant — albeit a boutique-ish one — they don’t have to try so hard. But they do, and because they succeed, we succeed.
And tonight, we’re especially successful because a.kitchen’s letting us raid its wine cellar at a huge discount.
Gordana Kostovski is a big deal in the Philly wine community. The Macedonian Master-certified sommelier was awarded two of Wine Spectator’s Awards of Excellence, including a Best of Award of Excellence. And for close to three years, she’s remained the driving force behind Volvér’s wine program — easily one of the most consistent (and consistently great) aspects of the restaurant and bar. Last year, she was credited in the Wall Street Journal for inspiring a major New York wine purveyor to bring his business to Pennsylvania, despite the state’s restrictive conditions. To say the least, she’s been a major player in helping shape this city’s burgeoning wine scene.
Yesterday, at Philly Cooks, when I found her in front of Townsend’s table and not Volvér’s, I thought nothing of it — she’s married to Townsend’s chef-owner Tod Wentz. But lo and behold, she actually works there, too.
• In the best news ever, red wine — and non-alcoholic picks like green tea, apples, cocoa and more — contains flavonoids, and research shows that folks who consume flavonoids get sick less often than those who don’t. So we’ll be trading in white for red this winter, thank you very much. [PureWOW]