Jordan's Winery's vintages from 2001 to 2007
Written by Janelle Carter of CorkChronicles.com

This is the final part of a series of three reviews of the 2011 Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival. Please visit part one and two for more.

Jordan, a Sonoma winery, strives to produce wines that have the elegance, nuance, and balance of Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Certainly, they have succeeded in making Cabernets with finesse and balance. As we tasted through 7 different vintages, I found the most prominent note that ties all the vintages together is blueberry. It is a distinctive note, among others, in the flavor profile of each of the vintages we tasted. Read more

Champagne and Caviar over Fried Oyster on the Half Shell
By Janelle Carter of CorkChronicles.com and Sanura Weathers of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com

This is the second part of a series of three reviews of the 2011 Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival. Please visit part one and three for more.

Imagine stepping into a lobby elevator where you were simply looking to wind down the day with a few colleagues, and stepping out onto the penthouse floor with magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline, Godiva chocolate and Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne to greet you. Sound like a dream? Well, it kinda was… Cocktails & Caviar at Dream Downtown Hotel. This event was hosted by Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos of Extra Virgin, a couple who are as beautiful on the outside as they are inside. Read more