Monthly Archives: May 2012

An Italian evangelist in New York showcases Piedmontese wines

Italian vintner Fiorenzo Dogliani has been an evangelist for his Piedmontese family’s Barolos and other wines seemingly forever. He introduced the wines of Beni di Batasiolo to New York in 1979 and he’s still at it today at the age … Continue reading

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Shanghai, China wine outlet will showcase New York wines

Thirty New York  wines will be showcased beginning in July at a Shanghai, China, wine exhibition. The Shanghai New York State Wine Outlet will combine the functions of exhibition, promotion, trade and sales services. The wine selection was curated by … Continue reading

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Black is now fashionable in beer

Black has always been fashionable. Now, it’s also true for craft beer. American black ale, also called American black IPA or Cascadian dark is a beer style that has soared in popularity. Will it be a passing fad or a … Continue reading

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Long Island wineries plan June 2 Nassau County tasting event

‘The East End of Long Island is moving west – at least for a day. The Long Island Wine Council, a winery trade group, is sponsoring a paid public tasting event in Nassau County on June 2 with 30 wineries … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Hindy gets LI Beer Week lifetime achievement award

The Long Island Craft Beer Week Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and president Steve Hindy. The award, presented as part of the second annual Golden Tap Awards held May 15 at The Boulton Center for Performing … Continue reading

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Long Island Craft Beer Week early start

  Long Island Craft Beer Week for 2012 got underway today—for most folks. For me, this 10-day celebration of Long Island brewers and beer purveyors (May 11-20) got underway a day early at Croxley’s Ale House in downtown Farmingdale, where … Continue reading

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Croxley’s Ales is expanding to Williamsburg and Smithtown

The owners of Croxley’s Ale House say two additional Croxley’s beer bars on the horizon. The group behind Croxley’s, which now operates in three locations on Long Island and one in Manhattan’s East Village, is planning to open a Croxley’s … Continue reading

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Brewers from Germany, California and AB-ImBev win World Beer Cup awards

A small brewery in Germany, a mid-sized California brewer and international beer giant AB-ImBev each won top awards at the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup awards, described by the group’s president as the “Olympics of beer competition.” In all 284 … Continue reading

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