Showing posts with label wine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wine. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Boutique Shops for Drinkers


The New York Times today did a story on Boutique Wine shops. With the overwhelming production of wine I guess this is a nice touch and to be honest its the only way some of these small producers can survive. Like LeNell's in Red Hook, its the attention to detail, quality and practicality that will always bring in loyal customers from far and wide.

I particularly like how connected they are to the makers and brands and how that helps with the sell. I am very proud to have a great close relationship with the producers and exporters of my
Spirits and I love finding that store that respects and honors that.

The fact that this is exactly what LeNell's was and wanted to continue to be here in NYC just makes my heart break all over again. Its a nice fuzzy story, but bottom line is get a stinky landlord and all your hard work and good vibes can disappear.


Talk about a Buzz Kill.


"New Wine Shops Put Patron's At Ease"
[NY Times]

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!



2009 Heights Party Punch aka, Tomas Collins
Gin
White Wine
Lillet
Tonic
Grapefruit bitters

Toss in the fishbowl with some ice and stumble downstairs to party with the boys and ring in the New Year!
Lemon sorbet

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Flanagan’s Wake Libations

I am in a play running off Broadway called Flanagan's Wake. Its a fun interacting comedy playing in a bar in downtown Manhattan. Alas, my character does not drink.

The producer was kind enough to allow the cocktailier side of me to create some special cocktails for the event. so if you are in NYC, please come to the Soho Playhouse and cry tears of laughter into these fabulous libations!

Flanagan’s Wake Libations

The Long Black Veil
Guinness
Sparkling wine
Sugar cube
Bitters

The Corpse Reviver no 33
Irish whisky
Irish mist
Grand Marnier
Orange bitters
Flamed orange peel garnish

Fiona’s Tears
Vodka
Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
Maraschino liquor
Cherry