🤔thoughts from me, mai
🏙maivino around town (NYC)
june 9 - ithaca beverage craft fest. on Sunday, June 9th come down to Pier 17 in NYC's Seaport District for an Ithaca Craft Beverage Fest! Sip 🍷wine, 🍺cider, and other local craft beverages enjoy live music🥁, sample 👩🌾farm-fresh eats and get inspired to plan a getaway this summer or fall to visit Ithaca, Tompkins County & the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York! We'll be there sampling and selling our latest summer release all day long.
june 15 - ascend with pride, and get a complimentary glass of wine on us. on Saturday, June 15 from 12:00-6:00 PM, the Park will host a free 🏳️🌈World Pride celebration for all ages, including food trucks for a special picnic on the lawn at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park to celebrate World Pride in NYC! The event serves as the official unveiling of New York City’s largest LGBTQ Pride Flag. We’ll be there serving wine - if you’re a VIP subscriber, you’ll get a complimentary 🍷glass of wine on us! RSVP here.
man’s best friend is being used to sniff out cork taint & pesky bugs a 🐕dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times more acute than a human’s, thanks to 300 million olfactory receptors, compared to our paltry 6 million. Robotic technology lags behind as well. Wineries are catching on and using them to find vineyard pests 🐛and prevent winery disasters.
more expensive doesn’t actually mean better. A study from the Journal of Wine Economics did a blind tasting of more than 6,000 wines to see if there was a correlation between price and overall rating and found that people typically weren’t even able to tell if the wine they were drinking was expensive and if it was, they actually liked it less🤯. Here are some questions to ask to avoid getting got.
for sale. 300-year-old shipwrecked wine. 14 bottles of exceptionally well-aged red, packed lovingly in a rattan basket, survived the ⚓️130-foot plunge and had been resting on the seafloor for centuries. Now, two of the bottles are up for auction by Christie’s London, and the auction house estimates they’ll fetch between $32,942 and $38,010.
📺what we're watching
a perfect sunday netflix food rom-com always be my maybe features Sasha Tran, a celebrity chef with a dashing fiance and a picture-perfect future within her grasp. In San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she reconnects with her childhood friend, an unambitious musician who still lives at home. Sit down with some asian-inspired food, pour yourself a glass of wine, and press play. 😍