Monthly Archives: November 2012

A trove of medals for American brewers at European Beer Star competition

American craft brewers came away big winners at the recent European Beer Star competition, Europe’s biggest beer competition. Twenty-one American craft breweries won 37 medals, including 14 gold (up from 12 in 2011) in 22 different categories at the competition, … Continue reading

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Tellers beverage director Paul Villela picks unusual reds for fall sipping

Second of two parts In a dimly lit alcove aside the bar at Teller’s Chophouse in Islip, on a Friday evening not too long ago, five bottles of wine and a filled decanter stood on a table along with a … Continue reading

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The Good Life pub raises $22,000-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief

  The Good Life has a good heart. The Massapequa Park, Long Island, gastro pub, was packed to overflowing Tuesday evening due to the promotional efforts of owner Pete Mangouranes, who promised to donate every penny spent at the pub … Continue reading

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Winter beers and snow arrive early: tasting Celebration and Our Special Ale

It’s totally dark, except for the fluorescent glow of a camping lantern.  The fireplace is ablaze and a heavy snow falls from the night sky as the winds of a nor’easter howl rattle the house my. Power is out in … Continue reading

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NYC to host Brewers Association’s SAVOR craft beer, food pairing event

The American Brewers Association, the Boulder, Colo.-based craft beer industry’s trade association, is moving its annual craft beer and food pairing event to New York City in 2013, but for one year only. The event, called Savor: An American Craft … Continue reading

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Bohlsen’s wine guru Paulo Villela pours trophy wines and ‘cougar milk’

First of two parts  Paulo Villela is a man of influence. As beverage director of Long Island’s Bohlsen Restaurant Group, his influence extends to the thousands of patrons who dine at the group’s five high-end eateries: Tellers Chophouse and Verace … Continue reading

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