• Wine Spectator's Current Issue Features W&FSNY Dec. 3 Dinner Wines

    November 23, 2012

    The December 15, 2012 (current issue) "OREGON PINOT NOIR" rates the vintages and features the vineyards that we will be drink at our Mariott Marquis dinner event on Monday, December 3.

    2009 - 90 pts. - Supple structures and bold flavors                                                                                             2010 - 91 pts. - Very light delicate, real ripeness and depth                                                                             Ponzi Vinyard featured on pages 56-59; 67                                                                                                 WillaKenzie Estate featured on page 72

    Some seats are available, sign up online or call Rose at 908-389-9590.

  • Dec. 13, Calfornia Classics & Wine Expert John Gilman, Sold Out! Add Your Name to Waiting List

    November 21, 2012

    At 6 PM on Thursday, December 13, The Artisanal Cheese Center at 483 10th Avenue is the place to be. Members and guests will be drinking the following special wines and vintages and guided by the widely quoted and respected, John Gilman.

    Schramsberg 2004
    Stony Hill Chardonnay 2006
    Stony Hill Chardonnay 1991 and 1994
    Dominus 2001
    Dominus 1987
    Stag's Leap Napa 1973
    Stag's Leap Napa 1987
    Heitz Martha's Oakville Napa 2001
    Heitz Martha's Oakville Napa 2007
    Corison Estate Cabernet Napa(Rutherford Bench) 2001
    Corison Estate Cabernet Napa(Rutherford Bench) 2005
    Mount Eden Old Vine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1996

    If you would like to attend, add your name to the waiting list and we will contact you immediately in the event of a cancellation.

  • Chateau Pape Clement is a favorite at the Lambs Club

    November 20, 2012

    "I spoke to members who attended the Pape Clement dinner and it sounded wonderful. Sorry I had to miss it"


    "The event on Thursday was great. I really enjoyed the wine and was wondering if you had a resource that I could preorder the 2010 vintage."


    "Beautiful venue-- never been there before. Wines were amazing-- never had a Chateau Pape Clement -- loved the 2005."
  • Michelin Star Tulsi Acclaimed Australian and New Zealand Wines Rescheduled to May 2

    November 05, 2012

    Our thoughts are with those of you impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

    We have rescheduled ourTulsi dinner from October 29 night of the storm date to Thursday, May 2.Those who were signed up for the original date will remain reserved unless they notify Rose of the desire to cancel. Those who have not yet signed up can visit the website, review the wonderful menu and excellent wines, and sign up to join us for what should be an perfect event to begin May.

  • Tulsi Dinner with Australian and New Zealand Wines Postponed

    October 28, 2012

    Our dinner at Tulsi on Monday, October 29 has been postponed due the Hurricane Sandy. We will reschedule and annouce the new date during the next week.

  • Members Applaud Four Seasons and Luc Bouchard

    October 11, 2012

    Below are some of the emails received from members in response to their experience on October 9 at The Four Seasons with Luc Bouchard.


    "Just want to thank you for one of the best events ever with wines to match last year's Daniel Dinner with Domaine Leflaive"

    "Thank you again for a wonderful evening. We really enjoyed ourselves and the company of the table. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dinner and of course the wines."

    "That event was fabulous last night!"

    "I just want to say that my wife & I enjoyed the Bouchard dinner at the Four Seasons immensely Tuesday evening. We both thought the food was equal to our first WFSNY dinner at Daniel 5 or  6 years ago and the wine, especially the Montrachet, was spectacular. Luc Bouchard was as charming as he was generous."

  • Invitation Posted and Sign up Open for Dinner at Tulsi

    October 02, 2012

    Sign up online or call Rose to attend an Evening at Michelin Star rated Chef Hemant Mathur’s Tulsi Featuring Critically Acclaimed Indian Cuisine and Australian and New Zealand Wines including  2002 Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz

  • Two Don' t Miss Grand Cru and Five Fabulous Premier Cru Burgundy on October 9

    October 01, 2012

    Members can still sign up for the Bouchard Dinner at The Four Seasons and experience an amazing culinary experience with two Don't Miss Grand Cru. With sixty -five members already attending, The Grill Room at The Four Seasons will accomodate additional members and guests.This is a perfect occasion to introduce prospective members to the W&FSNY. We are extending the member's rate to prospective members who have completed an application for membership for our 2012-13 Season.

    Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton Charlemagne 2006- Burghound 96

    " One of the finest examples from this appellation in the 2006 vintage, this is a Don't Miss wine"

    Bouchard Pere et Fils Montrachet 2006 - Burghound 97

    "While it's almost hard to believe, here the highly perfumed nose is more complex still with a superb range of floral, orchard fruit, spice, toast, roasted nut and acacia blossom aromas that complement to perfection the big, rich, concentrated and seriously intense big-bodied flavors brimming with dry extract that confers an almost chewy texture on the magnificently long finish. This is a Montrachet with both style and power yet it remains elegant, pure and is still very much of a baby. Great! Another Don't Miss wine"

  • Prospective Member's Reception Wednesday, October 3

    September 30, 2012

    Overlooking Central Park at Joe Zicherman's beatiful apartment, we are hosting our Fall Prospective Members Champagne Reception on October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Members should contact Rose Clemson with the names of their suggested guests or sign them up on the Member's Section of this website.

  • Brooklyn Tour Tomorrow Sold Out

    September 28, 2012

    Fifty-four members and guests will emabark from Bryant Park on a Deluxe Motor Coach for an adventurous afternoon in Brooklyn for lunch, visiting two wineries and then dinner at Traif. Bus leaves at 11:30 AM promptly.

  • Evening at Rebecca's in Greenwich, CT

    September 23, 2012

    Tonight the Wine & Food Society New York presents our second event of the season. Not downtown, mid-town or uptown, but in Greenwich CT. Ira Greene, Bob Coven, and Michael Rome have will host fifty members and guests at the spectacular, Rebeccas, one of Connecticut's finest restaurants, featuring Laurent- Perrier Champagne and the 1998 Pichon Baron.

    At our opening event on September 13, Franck Deletrain led the kitchen of La Fonda Del Sol for one evening and prepared a delicious six course French inspired dinner in the gloious La Fonda del Sol dining room with glass wine cellar. Bravo Franck pulled off the trifecta- fabulous fine French cuisine, a modern and sleek decor with glass revealing wine cellar, at a popular Spanish restaurant at Grand Central. We drank up Bordeaux from the seventies and found some surprises. A recent offer for old Bordeaux offered the 1975 Chateau Lafite Roschild for $695. We drank the 1975 Lafite, but it was not heralded by attendees as the wine of the evening. The 1975 Pichon Lalande and the 1978 Cos d’Estournel were full shoulders the consensus favorites.

    New content is being loaded weekly to our website. Click the “more“ section for each respective event for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Galas - Per Se, Le Bernardin, and Bouley – and admire the beautiful color programs supervised by Angela Grande and revist from those events the fabulous cuisine, wines, and visting winemakers from Napa Valley, Champagne, and Bordeaux.

    We are hosting another Prospective Members Champagne reception on October 3 at Joe Zicherman’s beautiful apartment overlooking Central Park. Members should contact Rose with the names of their suggested guests and interested oenophiles and foodies should contact the Society Administrator, Rose Clemson, on this website and find out how you can arrange to join us.

    Two upcoming Society events - Luc Bouchard presenting Grand Cru Burgundy from Bouchard Père & Fils on October 9 AND Dinner at The Lamb’s Club with Celebrated Michelin Star Chef, Geoffrey Zakarian and the wines of the oldest Chateau in Bordeaux, Chateau Pape Clement on November 15- are perfect occasions to introduce prospective members to W&FSNY. Our capacity for members and guests at these two events allows us to extend the Members' rate for these events to any guest who has completed an application for membership and wants to be considered for membership for our 2012-13 Season.

    Our Indian dinner will be on Monday, October 29 and will be held at the trend-setting and elegant Tulsi with a diverse selection of Australian and New Zealand wines. One of the featured wines will be the 2002 Greenock Creek Shiraz, a wine rated 100 points by Robert Parker.

  • Welcome to our new site!

    August 30, 2012

    Greetings members and friends of the Wine and Food Society New York to our new public and member website. We have been developing this website for over a year after some previous fits and starts.

    I want to thank NEXT Interactives, Jed Ostrom and Rodion Catargiu, for their guidance and expertise in creating a website that not olny meets the needs of W&FSNY, but also is of platinum standard quality. Thanks to our stalwart staff assistant, Rose Clemson, who is always there to make things better. The person who deserves a standing ovation for this website becoming a reality within budget, with all of its current content and beautiful layout is Alexander Hurst. Alex, yes he is my son, was with us from the beginning of this process. He found our web designers, NEXT Interactives, after an arduous search. He worked with them, myself, Rose and some insight from Chris Ankner in making sure the design worked for the public and members. He entered all the content to our current site. Alex, the W&FSNY is deeply appreciative of your yeoman efforts and your giving of your time and talent. Alex had a career in digital advertising and brought a lot of skills and experience to our project.

    What you are viewing now is Phase I of three phases. What we have is an excellent public website where anyone can learn about the W&FSNY, while members have protected access to sign up for events and to learn the exact dates of the events for our current season. Our member access section remains the same until Phase III.

    Phase II is the continual addition of content. Currently, you can view events hosted by W&FSNY beginning in 1934. You can see events from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60, and 70s!

    What a rich history. We plan to add the 80s and 90s over the next month. Our recent history from 2002 to present has more detail. Click “ learn more“ and you will be able to view the invitations to the event, a menu, or a program. Selected events have this information now and over the next months, much more will being added to “learn more“ sections for all the events.

    In reviewing the boxes of archival material for the society that I loaded up in my car from Rose Clemson’s garage, I gained a new respect for our shared history. What I found most remakable is the decades of rich history and significant contributions from the leaders over the years. I came across programs for events from twenty-five plus years ago with names of current members and photos of them celebrating with savoir faire. How vibrant they were and are: Harriet and Bill Lembeck, Jules Epstein, Bob and Ellen Guttenstein, Bob Shack, and Ira and Robin Greene. We stand on their shoulders and they are broad and tall. Kudos to all our past leaders. In future blogs, I will share some wonderful stories of our past days.

    Phase III, the members section, will be redesigned in concert with the public website and completed by the end of summer of 2013.

    Like the W&FSNY, our website is evolving. It presents first and foremost FIRST CLASS. As we grow, please email me or call me with your thoughts, comments, feelings and your fabulous tales of lore. We have a new tool to tell our story - sharing with all the glory of food and wine and the unique nature of The Wine & Food Society New York.

    Gregory Hurst