Posts From Author: jeff mcdaniel

Fancy a bottle of Bobby Womack Zinfandel?

One of the most exciting things about the launch of the House of SpeakEasy (on January 27 — get your tickets here) is where it’s happening. City Winery, for those of you who haven’t been, kinda requires a new word to describe it: it’s at once winery, restaurant and concert venue. Whatever you call it, though, those of you who find nirvana in a glass of wine, a plate of cheese and a treat for the ears need to get yourselves down to Varick Street. Created by Michael Dorf, who also founded The Knitting Factory, City Winery opened in 2008. Four years later a second venue opened in Chicago, and there are planned openings in Napa and Nashville this year. In the last year alone, the New York branch has hosted Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Macy Gray, Bobby Womack, SinĂ©ad O’Connor and Prince! We look forward to joining the ranks of this stellar line-up. I spoke to Shlomo Lipetz, City Winery’s national programme director, about the delicate art of pairing wine and music, and the CW experience. Charles Arrowsmith: Hi Shlomo. So your iPod must be a pretty eclectic place to be. What are you listening to at the moment? Shlomo Lipetz: […]
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