The meals, beer and wine showdown lets Brooklyn be the choose

What’s this? Is Brooklyn’s artisanal food scene starting to rival that in Europe? And what about all of these local breweries that show up? Will the phrase “Brooklyn-brewed” soon become a symbol of honor for hops?

Like the ugly duckling turned swan, Brooklyn is quickly becoming the apple of the eye of the world (though real Brooklynites know they were amazing before the world chose). But now that we’re talking about flavor makers, it’s time to let Brooklyn be the judge.

On Saturday May 17th, get ready for Judgment of Brooklyn, a consumer tasting event organized by Tap + Cork, producer of the Brooklyn Beer & Wine Festival, in partnership with Bed-Vyne Wine and Bed-Vyne Brew becomes.

The event is inspired by the Paris wine tasting of 1976 or the “Judgment of Paris”, in which eleven French jurors made two blind comparisons of red and white wines California and Paris. One Californian wine was rated top in each category, which surprised all judges as France was widely recognized as the leading producer of the world’s best wines.

From the Paris judgment of 1976
Photo: Wikimedia

Judgment of Brooklyn will be a blind tasting competition for wine and beer from the US and Europe. It will also take advantage of Brooklyn’s burgeoning food scene under one roof, where 1,200 to 1,500 residents will partake in a food and wine pairing extravaganza to decide who’s next.

A panel of critics from some of Brooklyn’s most respected beer and wine programs will get involved first by taking a blind tasting test days before the event. They evaluate and evaluate every sampling.

The results of their decision will be announced at the event on May 17th, where guests can enjoy their own samples and use an electronic voting system to compare their own ratings with those of the critics.

In the beer category, the theme is USA vs. Europe. In the wine category it’s USA vs. France. And all of this is paired with ssumptuous dishes prepared by some of the borough’s best-known restaurants and top chefs on Brooklyn’s food scene. The Brooklyn verdict will take place on the first floor of One Hanson Place (the old Williamsburg Bank) in Fort Greene from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The event is hosted by the renowned wine connoisseur and author of three editions of the FOOD + WINE Wine Guide, Anthony Gigilo, with a foretaste of the upcoming Broadway production “Bottle Shock” and a guest performance by Brooklyn’s own Jeff King Band.

For more information on Judgment of Brooklyn, visit theirs website. For tickets, go Here.


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