Purchasing the Diversity Pack’s $100 set of six wines donates 100% of profits to Black Lives Matter. Since the collection launched on Thursday, May 29th, Dandelion Wine has raised $9680. Once the wine shop reaches $10,000, 601ArtSpace will match the donation.
Some of the Diversity Pack wines are donated by importers or producers, meaning some pricey bottles can be found in the collection at a good deal. Additional wines, almost all of which are organic, are curated by Dandelion Wine’s buyer, Jed Boyar. The Diversity Pack selection has switched over three times. The latest collection launched on Friday, June 19th. Bottles currently include Azimut’s rosé cava, Viña Zorzal’s 2019 Rosado, Sierra de Toloño’s 2019 Rioja Tempranillo and more.
None of the wines featured in the Diversity Pack are made by Black producers, but are diverse in their tastes and styles. In the near future, Dandelion Wine plans to feature more Black-produced wines, such as Andre Mack’s Maison Noir bottles, which are expected to be available for sale in the shop later this week. Continue reading →
Eckford Street Studio — host of many a Drink and Draw and other communal artistic events — has recently received its 501(c)(3) status and is now welcoming students who would otherwise lack access to art education into its studio for free programming.
To support the scholarship program and other new initiatives, Eckford Street Studio (70 Eckford Street) is hosting its first fundraising event as a non-profit organization on Thursday, October 25. The Art Party is from 7–10 PM at New Women Space (188 Woodpoint Road) in Williamsburg, and all proceeds raised go directly towards fulfilling our mission of providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible art education to all members of our community. There will be food from Greenpoint favorites including Le Gamin and Enid’s, an open bar featuring bottles from Dandelion Wine, music, and a silent art auction featuring work by local artists and friends of the studio.
Support a local institution while enjoying local treats!
June may be waning, but the Pride events keep a-comin’. On Friday, June 28, intimate hair salon The Karcher (760 Manhattan Avenue) is hosting a queer storytelling event with drinks and socializing to follow. Come to the second story hair boutique from at 8 PM this Friday for “What Happens to Boys In Chelsea, A Queer Story Told by Foster Lawrence.”
The Karcher has increasingly become a community events space, and this Friday will further bolster their efforts. The storytelling portion will last about 30 minutes, and then the guests will mingle and enjoy wine donated from the nearby Dandelion. The event will also provide attendees with information for how community members to get involved with SAGE, the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of older LGBTQ+ adults.
Stop by on Friday for good stories, good neighbors, and good wine!
The weather is getting warmer and we can finally breakup for good with Mr. Nor’Easter. This summery breath of fresh air means it’s the start of rosé season. We asked Lily Peachin of Dandelion Wine Shop (153 Franklin Street) for some blush-colored wine recommendations for any occasion from a backyard BBQ to a rooftop romantic soiree. She notes, “Keep in mind that it’s still early in the season, and we’ll have a lot more variety in the next several weeks.” Read on for her favorites!
Rolling Summer Rosé – $25 This rosé of Gamay from Washington State is made by our dear friends at Division Winemaking Company in Portland, Oregon, after a few Dandelion employees dreamed up a bar that played only music of The Rolling Stones and Donna Summer which we would call “Rolling Summer”—while drinking beer in a bar in Paris called Some Girls, named after The Rolling Stones’ album “Some Girls”. We didn’t make the bar happen, but we did create a label for this rosé at least. It was a beautiful moment in time shared by friends who no longer work together, but the wine lives on! Snappy red fruit and zingy acidity make this a great food wine.Continue reading →
The first-annual Greenpoint Fall Shopping Crawl is happening this Saturday, November 25th, all day.
Going all day and through the evening, shoppers will enjoy a full day of holiday shopping discounts— 10% to 20% off in each participating shop—free drinks, music, and light bites. The event coincides with Small Business Saturdayand will showcase 20+ Greenpoint businesses, including: Continue reading →
Dance the night away at Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.) tonight (2/11) starting at 8pm to support Planned Parenthood, and enter the raffle to win a night’s stay at the Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave.). Featuring DJ Angel Favorite, DJ Cambot, DJ Zooey Gaychanel, DJ Kitty Wizard. Continue reading →
When you think of mead, or honey wine, you might think of a sweet basement brew that a relative gifted to your parents, which they kindly accepted and then promptly dumped out. Bushwick’s artisanal meadery Enlightenment Wines and bar Honey’s (93 Scott Ave.) is seeking to open peoples’ eyes and tastebuds to what should come to mind for mead. They’re the new generation of honey wine: well-made, natural, herbal, local, and very, very drinkable. And because they’re all natural, there’s evidence that you’ll have less of a hangover, too.
Mead is created when you ferment honey with water, then combine it with herbs, fruits, spices, grains or hops. It tastes a lot like what most people call wine, but it isn’t grape wine. It’s honey wine. But similar to grape wine, mead can be still, carbonated, or naturally sparkling, dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Continue reading →
This weekend, it’s time to get your art on (and booze on). Greenpoint Gallery Night is back again this Friday (3/18) from 7-10pm. You’ll be able to meet the artists, admire their artwork and check out their work spaces to find out more about their process. Continue reading →
Even though this past Friday brought more (unwanted, unexpected) flurries and cold, gallery owners took the storm in stride and kept their doors open late for Greenpoint Gallery Night. And for a good cause—the brave locals came in crowds, saw the art, and thus conquered the last snow of the the winter season. Check out our Instagram recap! Continue reading →