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Christopher Nicolson, head winemaker at The Red Hook Winery. The winery, based on a Red Hook pier, was destroyed in the surge from Sandy. The Red Hook Winery doesn’t just make wine. They are ...

 
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Nice, but is it 'Natural'? Brooklyn wine makers and purveyors weigh in on the raging debate over 'Natural Wine' While browsing the shelves of their favorite neighborhood wine shops over the ...

 
Handful of soon-to-be-pressed red grapes that were fermented on their stems (what winemakers call a "whole  cluster" fermentation).

Most of us enjoy raising a glass (or two) of wine, beer, or a fine spirit with friends – particularly in this season of good cheer.  While some know something about where those drinks come from, ...

 
61 Local is hosting a Thanksgiving Party on Saturday

61 Local is hosting a Thanksgiving Party, and a fundraiser for Carlo Scissura's campaign for Brooklyn Borough President, on Saturday Want to get an early start on Thanksgiving, Brooklyn-style? This Saturday, head over ...

 
The Iliamna Fish Co. crew.

The Iliamna Fish Co. crew. Few who know him would argue with the suggestion that Christoper Nicolson is of the more adventurous members of Brooklyn’s illustrious food world. Greenpoint resident and winemaker at ...

 
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Brusco from Red Hook Winery at 61 Local. In Brooklyn, “local” has become a common food buzzword, but what does it actually mean? Why is it important? At a panel Monday night hosted by the ...

 
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By day, Christopher Nicolson is a winemaker at the Red Hook Winery. But for two months every summer, he joins his family at a remote fish camp on the shores of Bristol Bay, Alaska to fish wild sockeye salmon.

 
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The crew at the Red Hook Winery have been biding their time and refining their wines, but after five years of hard work, these local vintners are ready to shine. The Winery exclusively uses grapes ...