Saturday, March 11, 2017

GREAT WINES of ITALY 2017 @ IAC New York

James Suckling's 
Great Wines of Italy 2017 was a Bacchanalian delight.
Attendees, Wine Aficionados, Critics and Media were lavished
with some of the best wines on the market today, and now available
in New York City.

Roberto Bruno with an exceptional Barolo, 
SERRALUNGA D'ALBA 2012 92 Pts. Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2010 96 Pts.
The interesting propertyof this fine expression, 
it is reminiscent of a Pinot Noir,in color and texture 
but bolder and full bodied in taste.

Great Wines of Italy
IAC Building 555 18th street, NYC.

Jean with a very distinct Barolo 2012, by Paolo Contero 
Barolo GINESTRA 2012 94 Pts.

The Barolo wines thus far were all super fine but
this excellent Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco, the Rabaja' 2013 99Pts.
Arienda Agricola FALLETTO di Bruno Giacosa
stuck in my mind as an amazingly delicious wine.

Great Wines need to be paired with great food and 
James Suckling provided, a variety of Italian Cured Meats,
Fine cheeses, olives and breads. My favorite though was the
Risotto and Wild Mushrooms with Basil Truffle oil.

TOMMASI Family Estates

VALDICAVA  BRUNELO Di Montalcino 2007
was well balanced and full bodied with expressions 
of Plum, spices and flowers with velvety tannins. 98 Pts.

Pietro Ratti of RENATTO RATTI with 
Barolo 2012 Marsenasco 94 Pts. and Nebbiolo Lanche 2014 91 Pts.

Rocche dei Manzoni
Barolo Perno Vigna LAPPELLA 2012 95 Pts.
Barolo Bricco San Pietro 2012 95 Pts.

Barolo Montefalletto 2012  94 Pts.
Barolo Bricco Gattera 2012  93Pts.

Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 91 Pts.
Chianti Classico Bellezza Gran Selezione 2012 92 Pts.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

HackerNest NYC's Tech Social

HackerNest NYC's Tech Social is a great opportunity
 to meet and mingle in an environment that's all about making
real connections as opposed to just exchanging business cards.
They are now offering ten scholarships to Flatiron School.
Flatiron School is an outcomes focused coding boot-camp 
offering courses in NYC and online.

Organizers of HakerNest NYC MeetUp are Frances Simowitz,
John Lynn, Neville Samuel and Sid Watal.

What's a Tech Social?
A laid back atmosphere + free drinks + brilliant people = this:

Organizer, Sid Watal at February 27th MeetUp.

Saturday, February 25, 2017


is the quintessential sneaker, a gallery and experiential retail 
concept. It allows visiting commuters to see and experience 
their entire collection in best way, personally. It is a home 
for innovation, collaboration and community.

KOIO Sneaker Gallery, 199 Lafayette street, NYC.

Primo Bianco $298

Primo Arena Mesh $298

Capri Bianco $248

Primo Noche $298 
Signature Hi-Tops in immaculate Italian Suede

Primo Selva $368
Signature Hi-Tops in vegetable tanned Vacchetta leather

Primo Arena Mesh $298

Primo Atlantico $298

Primo Luna $298

Gavia Castagna $278 and Gavia Marsala $248
Deck Type Sneakers

Monday, February 13, 2017


Pitch Distilled a National Call to Action.
This "pitching event" kicked off it's NYC leg on February 7, 2017
taking place at Manhattan's swank Up & Down" club 244 W 14th street.
It challenges aspiring entrepreneurs to submit their pitch in 
hopes of winning $5,000 towards making their idea a reality.
Sponsored by Jack Daniels #Gentleman_Jack and WIRED
Brand Lab

Up & Down 244 W 14th street, New York, NY.

The New York City Finalists were: Hygeia Health, Just Tempo
and Resilient Modular Systems. With the Winner of the $5,000
being Resilient Modular Systems.

The winner of Pitch Distilled was Andre Jauregui of
Resilient Modular Systems.

Pitch Distilled 
continues it's National leg to Detroit of February 28th
Austin on March 7th, San Francisco April18th
Interested in pitching or attending visit the web site:

Sonia of Up & Down promoting East Village Live.
Thank you Bella!

Alex Goldman, Owner and Executive Chef of FIVE SENSES
CATERING created exceptional gastronomical delights
throughout the evening.