On Saturday March 2nd, City Farm, an entertainment production and marketing agency held its 2nd annual Brooklyn Reserve, a wine, beer & larder festival. The event “celebrates the passionate makers of the culinary world by connecting audiences to local and international producers”.
It was an opportunity to sample 30+ local and international wines, beer and a trio of Russian vodka with artisan bites from local restaurants.
The event was held at The Bell House located at 149 7th Street in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn. It’s an event space in an old warehouse in the middle of nowhere just off of the Gowanus Canal.
The closest subway station, the Smith-9th Street station G and F train stop has the distinction of, at 87.5 feet high, of being the highest rapid mass transit station in the New York City subway system, and indeed in the world. It was built that high to accommodate the tall-masted that used the Gowanus Canal below it. It does have a spectacular view of the surrounding area at the top of the station.
The wines were from small, off the radar producers but very drinkable and music by the Jerome Sabbagh Trio. It was an enjoyable afternoon.
Some of what I sampled:
Maria Rigol Ordi Brut Nature Reserva Cava
2018 Caractere Unique Saint Chinian Blance
2017 Colombier Muscadet
2015 Chateau La Fleur Grand Landes Montagne St. Emillion
2016 Chateau Manos Cadillac
2015 Chateau de Peyguerol Costieres de Nimes
2016 Li’Infi Cahors
2017 San Marcello Lacrima di Morro D’Alba
2016 Barking Dog Old Vine Zinfandel