wine tasting

Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
Nov 10

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Power of Intuition

Intuition is a fascinating phenomenon. It is one of our great assets, yet it’s seldom acknowledged or adhered to. This can be especially true in the careers of corporate folks. After all, professionals are encouraged to suppress their emotions at…
Oct 19

Live Workshop: Real Talk/Real Food: The Realities of Luck

Are you feelin’ lucky? Or perhaps a more serious question is, does luck exist, and if so, are you one of the lucky ones? Taking this inquiry one step further, can luck be learned, or do we need to be…
Jul 19

Exclusive Dinner Event: Demystifying Wine & Food Pairing

In our continuing quest to educate business professionals about the mysterious yet easily-uncovered aspects of wine and cuisine, DRIVEN has developed another special event centered around, well, eating and drinking! Be one of a handful of guests in the room…
Nov 10

Wine Event: Common Scents ~ Unlocking The Hidden Components of Wine Through Aroma

Did you know that your sense of smell accounts for 80% of what you taste? DRIVEN’s signature wine tasting event, Common Scents, will reintroduce you to your sense of smell, revealing a whole new dimension of wine drinking. Have you…
Jun 02

Wine Event: Spring & Summer Sippin’

With the transition into the warm months comes a shift in the wines & food pairings we enjoy. Those hearty, tannic reds get tucked away, and out come leaner, crisper whites, classy dry rosés, refreshing bubblies, and soft, fruity, chill-able…
May 27

5 Restaurants, 3 Vermouths, & an Art Exhibit: The Other Side of Bridgehampton

Last month I raved on and on about the Channing Daughters Winery portion of the trip Deb and I took to the South Fork of Long Island. Having waxed so nostalgic about the week-old experience sampling Refosco and Lagrein, I…
May 22

Things That Make NY Great: T.Edward Wines

T.Edward’s 20th Anniversary Tasting took things to the next level….literally! Wine tasting trade shows in NYC are always an adventure, but never so much as when the hosting distributor is one of the “Big Ten”, as I like to refer…
May 20

Springtime Sippin’ in Chelsea: Another Cultured Wine Event Rocks the House

Last Wednesday saw WAC’s first wine event of 2014, and a wealth of free-flowing delight amongst its participants. Spring & Summer Sipping, an informal investigation of warm-weather wines and their suitable food accompaniments, was attended by seventeen ladies (and two…
Apr 23

Wine List Navigation Takeaways: Let’s Eat!

The fixins for an Avocado & Black Bean Salad: All the right textural elements. What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some…