> For a Good Time - Melissa Hall
Please welcome new Bottlerocker, Melissa Hall! She's now full-time, leading our Event Services. Melissa is a party girl at heart. She's quadrilingual and an accomplished dancer. After joining the Peace Corps right out of college, Melissa worked in microfinance with nonprofit ACCION New York before jumping into the wine world. Planning an event and want expert assistance? Click here to find out more about Bottlerocket's Event Services. Melissa looks forward to helping you host a wine tasting at the store, your business or home.
You've wanted to do this for a while. Stop dallying and sign up for our last introductory class of the season, Explore Wine. Starts Monday, June 2. Continues over four consecutive Mondays in June. You'll taste more than 25 wines in a small group, led by fun, expert instructor, Ellisa Cooper. Get smart about a subject that will enchant you for a lifetime!
In a tale to rival David and Goliath (at least in the minds of us mortal, wine-loving folk), writer Alice Feiring takes on the omnipotence of famed wine critic Robert Parker in her new memoir, The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization.
The book's been called "quirky and endearing," (NY Sun) and "part polemic, part love note to the small winemakers and importers struggling to keep traditional methods alive." (CNN) Come meet Ms. Feiring next Wednesday, June 4. We'll pour tastes of the wines she cherishes.
Spain is all the rage. It boasts the land most planted with vineyards in the world and is the third largest producer of wine. And oh, those wines. From carefree, sunny "rosado," Spanish rosé, to aromatic whites like Albariño. Huge, brooding reds made from Tempranillo grapes. Take our Explore Spanish Wines class Saturday afternoon, June 7 and taste the gamut. A chance to wrap your arms around this rich wine culture.
Mark your calendars for another great Eclectic Salon night at the store: author Jane Fletcher Geniesse comes to read from her latest book, American Priestess, on Tuesday, June 17. Hear the riveting true story of American evangelism gone awry, with a backdrop of missionary zeal and sexual deviance, set in a fabled mansion in 19th-century Jerusalem.
Also upcoming: a free cocktail-making workshop on Sunday, June 22. Drop by for tips and tastes, featuring summer drinks made with teas from Tavalon. Iced tea with a twist.
Explore Wine: Four Week Introductory Series. $180
Starts Monday, June 2 at 6:30 pm
About Ellisa Cooper: Ellisa possesses an extensive, almost encyclopedic, knowledge of all things wine-related. Her own education in wine began while working in several of the great New York restaurants where top chefs Terrance Brennan, Waldy Malouf, Marco Moiera, Dave Pasternack and Marc Murphy prepared foods that demanded great wines. She is currently a Master Sommelier candidate through The Court of Master Sommeliers. She is a founder of the retail shop Discovery Wines.
Explore Wine classes start promptly at 6:30 and end at 7:30pm. Only 18 lucky participants can be accommodated, first come, first serve. Full payment in advance required and no refunds possible.
Call 212-929-2323 or contact us here to sign up now.
Explore Spain. $85
Saturday, June 7, 4 - 6 pm
With the most land planted under vines in the world, Spain represents a myriad of styles. From traditional Rioja to experimental Priorato, from the crisp, clean whites of verdant Galicia to the emerging region of Bierzo. Learn about all the major appellations or what to pair with your favorite tapas. Discover the tremendous variety Spain has to offer. Olé!
This class starts promptly at 4 and ends at 6pm. Only 18 lucky participants can be accommodated, first come, first serve. Full payment in advance required and no refunds possible.
Call 212-929-2323 or contact us here to sign up now.
Wednesday, June 4, 6 – 8 pm
Alice Feiring is on a one-woman crusade against the tyranny of homogenization, wine consultants, and, of course, the 100-point scoring system of a certain all-powerful wine writer. Come meet Alice, taste some of the wines she champions and get her new book,
The Battle for Wine and Love.
Tuesday, June 17, 6 – 8 pm
In her new book, American Priestess, Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells the story of the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem and the woman behind its creation, Anna Spafford. A tale of religious fanaticism, numerous scandals, acts of charity and the founding of the modern Middle East. Jim Lehrer, speaking of Ms. Geniesse's writing, says it "sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel." Meet this engaging author, listen to stories and taste wines. Free. Reservations not required.
Sunday, June 22, 3 – 6 pm
The weather is warming up. Time to concoct clever and refreshing drinks to serve poolside, or on your picnic blanket at the opera in Central Park. The folks at Tavalon, purveyors of all things tea, will be at Bottlerocket, giving lessons on making tea-based cocktails. Tastes will be served. Try their SmarTEAni, a combination of white tea, peppermint, and naturally sweet Korean plums. Forget Lipton. Mix up spiked iced tea for your next party. Free. Reservations not required.
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