Hands down, thumbs up for the best wine event in New York City: Edible Uncorked 2012.
Check out this time-lapse shot of the entire event by Max Flatow Photography:
I was there pouring for Millbrook Winery & Vineyards and can safely say that Millbrook’s New York State and Hudson Valley Region Chardonnay consistently impressed the fine guests that tasted them. Many an amateur connoisseur approached me asking what I was pouring. When I said “Chardonnay” their faces contorted. It was at that very moment, that I grabbed their glass and
forced demanded suggested that they try it. Heck, even smell it – and dump it out if it still “freaks you out.”
Well, the result time and time again was, “Oh… that ain’t bad! In fact, I kinda like it.” Yes, Mr and Mrs wine drinker! Yes – you like it! Chardonnay! Made in a Burgundian style with wood tannin nicely integrated into an absolutely aromatic and plush white wine from the Hudson Valley, a mere 90 minutes north of New York City.
“There you have it!” I would shout and point toward the heavens! And as people looked up, I would steal a sip myself
from the bottle from my own glass.
This is a video I produced from last year’s festival – it was intended to get people in a wine mood!