While not all events are featured below, these were some of the highlights:
:: August 30, 2012: #CABERNETDAY 2012 ::
On Thursday, August 30th, it was #CabernetDay 2012 and was it ever a day of Cabernet. We partnered with Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In, to host an evening within the walls of a good friend of the Noble Rot’s upper east side dual-balconied flat. Jonny had the chance to join in a Google+ Hangout with Zagat, Rick Bakas and other good people from Napa nd France. Untapped Cities also covered the event and that article is here. Photo by Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young.
:: June 6, 2012: EAST MEETS WEST ::
On Wednesday June 6, was partnered with Chef David Santos of Um Segredo Supper Club to host an evening featuring two wineries separated by 3,000 miles of U.S. Terroir – Millbrook Winery and St. Francis Winery. A six-course meal set the stage for a pairing of three Millbrook (east-coast) wines with east-coast inspired cuisine alternating with three St. Francis (west-coast) wines paired with west-coast inspired food. The event was held at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Brooklyn.
:: May 3, 2012: #LANGUEDOC DAY ::
Thursday, May 3, 2012 marked #LanguedocDay. We celebrated by exploring several different Languedoc wines and geeking out on the Languedoc region thanks to Approach Guides Wine app. Fun was had by all. Visit WINETOLOGY to read and see more.
:: April 14, 2012: DINE TITANIC ::
Watch as Jonny attempts to change the course of history and alter the R.M.S. Titanic’s fate. This was a collaboration with Chef Rob McCue, Chef Adam C. Banks with support from Jennifer-Simonetti-Bryan, master of wine and Chef Roble.
:: FEBRUARY 11, 2012: OCCUPY THE THINGS U LOVE ::
This event was indeed a first for The Noble Rot. Since our inception in 2009 we have boasted of our Anti-Supper Club format where there ‘ain’t no sittin’ down.’ Well, we flip-flopped. This was one of our most memorable events to-date. The co-conspirators: rising supper club star chef, former Per Se and Bouley alum, David Santos of Um Segredo. We partnered again with the choco-minded choco-fiend Daniel Sklaar of Fine & Raw. There was ventriloquism by “Rock N Roll” Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes. And the brilliant Ramon Del Monte of Tempranillo was pouring his gorgeous Jorge Ordonez wines. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos and to listen to the inaugural podcast.
:: NOVEMBER 10, 2011: HARVEST PARTY/STORIES ::
Our annual harvest party was partly a homecoming/celebration of harvest for me. I had been in California since June and in that time had only hosted one NYC Noble Rot event, which was in September. This year it was low-key and I had a chance to mingle with a small group and share stories about the Harvest while the Brothers Green (formerly Y-IEAT-N) dished up some tasty food for our guests. To hear interviews with some of the winemakers I came to know and work with visit NobleRotTalks.com.
:: OCTOBER 8, 2011: BURNING MAN PRE-DECOMPRESSION DINNER ::
Coming off of a week of Harvest work I was exhausted, but truly excited for this event because the small gathering of 25 people brought together some of the bright stars of the culinary and technology industry, from TechCrunch to Google from Facebook to the Hub, Mashable, live-painting by artist Ian Ross and Tim’s group Grub.ly. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: SEPTEMBER 27, 2011: CULINARY/LIBATION REVOLUTION ::
Just days before the New York Food and Wine Festival the Noble Rot teamed up with Google Places to present a revolutionary event: The Culinary/Libation Revolution. I premiered our podcast series, NobleRotTalks, and finally teamed up with Chef Rob McCue (contestant, season 8 of Hell’s Kitchen) along with rising prodigy Greg Grossman. Christine Wells, an FCI Chef worked with Greg and Rob to serve “uprising” inspired cuisine. Michael Cirino of A Razor, A Shiny Knife sat on our panel of “revolution” discussion. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos and to listen to the inaugural podcast.
:: SEPTEMBER 1, 2011: #CABERNET DAY ::
The Second Annual Social Media blitzkrieg, “#CabernetDay” hit Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, Tumblr pages and the whites of our teeth across this country on Thursday, September 1st. I hosted an event with James Stolich of Cook With James, a San Francisco supper club. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: JULY 14, 2011: THE “ANTI” BASTILLE DAY PARTY ::
In collaboration with San Francisco’s Stag Dining Group, we presented the “Anti” Bastille Day Party, where “Anti” didn’t mean against, but rather, “this is what you shouldn’t do on Bastille Day.” Bordeaux wines from California and American twists on classic French cuisine paved the way. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
The San Francisco Chronicle seemed to enjoy the event as well.
:: MAY 20, 2011: TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS ::
We hosted Loren Trefethen, who tasted us through six of his family’s wines, including their newly released “Dragon’s Tooth” Bordeaux blend – yIEATn provided culinary discourse while MaxZT provided the musical discourse for the evening. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: MAY 4, 2011: PERRIER-JOUËT 200TH ANNIVERSARY ::
The Bouley Test Kitchen in Tribecca set the stage for the 200th anniversary celebration of one the greatest champagne houses known to the wine world. We were joined by the winemaker for PJ: Hervé Deschamps. Bubbles did indeed abound. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: APRIL 19, 2011: AUSTRALIA REDUX ::
Australia spoke, and we listened. So it was, on the 19th of April 2011 in downtown Manhattan (16 Beaver Street) that we, The Noble Rot, did host an exciting event with Bernard Hickin, winemaker of Jacob’s Creek. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: MARCH 25, 2011: SHERRY | TINTO FINO ::
The question is not to ask yourself if you’d like Sherry or not. The question is, why haven’t you tasted your way through them? Because, good folk, there is not a huge difference in price between a great Sherry and an average Sherry. We partnered with Tinto Fino of NYC for this one. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: MARCH 3, 2011: TURLEY WINE CELLARS::
Larry Turley once said that, “People who drink Zinfandel drink the wine, and people who drink Cab drink the label.” And so their new wine is aptly named, The Label. Christina Turley joined us as we poured through an incredible evening of wines. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: FEBRUARY 28, 2011: JAMES BEARD GREENS | BLENDING ::
James Beard Foundation Greens (as in the James Beard Foundation, but green). We hosted a blending event at the Brooklyn Winery for the James Beard Greenlings. They were all delightful! Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: FEBRUARY 14, 2011: HAPPY FU#%ING VALENTINE’S DAY ::
We teamed up with the dynamic artisanal choco-fiend Daniel Sklaar of Fine & Raw along with Mike Lee of supper club Studiofeast to bring the perfect combination of food and dessert to an evening fueled by natural wines provided and presented by Pamela Govinda of The Natural Wine Company. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: JANUARY 28, 2011: NAPA REDUX (TAKE ONE) ::
What a night. Hardy Wallace, this guy, Christina Turley, Heather Munden: All superstars of the industry and all working on equally challenging projects. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
:: NOVEMBER 10, 2010: VIN, FROMAGE ET CHOCOLATE ::
Liz Martin of Martin Brothers Wines & Spirits, runs one of the most amazing retail stores in this city. Martin Johnson of The Joy of Cheese, was our fearless leader in all things salty, funky and moldy. And the chocolate… read more.
:: OCTOBER 26, 2010: MICHELIN GUIDE RELEASE PARTY (SAN FRANCISCO) ::
In the Spanish Suite of the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, we collaborated with New York and SF supper clubs to create a hell of an evening for the French. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.
Thanks for your patience as we update this page – more events will be posted very soon! Though not in sequential order, we had to get this one up as it was a most memorable evening:
:: MARCH 26, 2010: A LUXURIOUS “BUBBLE” BATH ::
There is but one word to describe this most recent Noble Rot affair: CHAMPAGNE. Where better to explore the drink of high ceremony than amidst a setting befitting princes, presidents and kings? Indeed, it was upon this past Friday that The Noble Rot commandeered a luxury suite in one of New York City’s finest hotels. Visit WINETOLOGY to read more and see photos.