Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blind taste Long Island merlots in NYC

Merliance. a Long Island merlot producers trade group (formerly the Long Island Merlot Alliance), is offering the public an opportunity on April 25 to blind taste their wines alongside a panel of New York City food and wine professionals. The … Continue reading

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Long Island’s Banfi Vintners to buy Kenwood Vineyards in Sonoma

Banfi Vintners, the Long Island-based importer of Castello Banfi and other Italian wines, Concha y Toro Chilean wines and more, signed a letter of intent to buy Sonoma’s Kenwood Vineyards from F. Korbel & Bros., given the importer its first California … Continue reading

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Eastern Wine Competition’s big winner is a little-known Wisconsin winery

A little-known Wisconsin winery has walked away with the top awards at the 2012 International Eastern Wine Competition. Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac, Wis., was the big winner, picking up Best of Show, Best White Wine and the Riesling … Continue reading

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A sweet memory: Zymatore Thornbridge Raven Black IPA Whiskey & Pinot Noir Barrel

Every Thursday at 5 p.m. is “Thursday Tap,” at Jimmy’s No. 43, one of New York City’s top beer bars. That’s when host Jimmy Carbone taps a special keg/cask beer, usually a rare cask, a new beer or a hard-to-find … Continue reading

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Have you got the balls?

A celebration of beer and meatballs takes place April 7 in Manhattan. The event, dubbed Beer ‘N Balls and a production of beer event promoter Get Real NY, will feature more than 50 craft beers and meatballs produced by chefs … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to Corks, Caps & Taps. I’m Alan J. Wax and I’ll be writing here about the world of wine, spirits, beer and more.  You’ll find news from the drinks world, tasting notes, coverage of industry events and restaurant reviews, … Continue reading

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Prunier Cognacs Dazzle

Mention Cognac and what names come to mind? Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell, Remy, are the obvious choices since they produce 90 percent of the world’s cognac. But how about Prunier?  Bet you never heard of it.  Neither did I — until … Continue reading

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