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Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

Flatiron's Guide to German Wine, Part 1: Introduction to the Wines of Germany

We set out to write this Flatiron Guide to German Wines to explain not just why the wine geeks go so nutty for all things Deutsch, and not just why German wines are among the best wines for the super-casual wine drinker. And not even why we are so deeply in love with them, ourselves. 

No, we set out to explain why a German wine is the bottle you should take home tonight. You. Yes, you.

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An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

An Introduction to the Wines of Beaujolais: Why Everyone Should Love Beaujolais!

Beaujolais has been one of our favorites since we opened Flatiron. There’s probably no region that we, the Flatiron staff, drink more regularly.  This blog shares all the reasons we love Beaujolais wine and why you should too!
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Kickass 2020 Super Bowl Pairings!

Kickass 2020 Super Bowl Pairings!

Classic Super Bowl spreads are the greatest hits of American comfort and fast food. It’s Thanksgiving for snacks: pizza, chicken wings, nachos, chili dogs and pretzels. 

With all that in mind here are few fun picks to pair with your Super Bowl Sunday spread

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The Story of the Chick'n Shack sandwich and the Three Cru Beaujolais

Beaujolais is perhaps the most versatile wine to accompany almost all foods. Probably not good with a caramel stout brownie sundae float, but I have not tried it. However, in Lyon, a town that celebrates food, Beaujolais is served with virtually everything. A salad with warm chicken livers in a mustard vinaigrette? Check. A spinach salad with lardons and warm vinaigrette made with the bacon fat. Cool bottle of Beaujolais--yes! Salmon? Very nice with Fleurie. A roast chicken and Regnie? Yes please. Steak and fries: Morgon. Blood sausage and Chiroubles? Why not.
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Burgers and Chinon in the Neighborhood

Flatiron Wines is surrounded by some of the finest restaurants in the United States, indeed - some of the best on the world.  It is true - in New York you can get whatever you want.

Sometimes though, you just want something simple and pleasing. I have discovered that Chinon and Cheeseburgers are about as satisfying as can be. A neighborhood insider tip - If you go to Shake Shack at 4:30 or 5 there is NO ONE IN LINE!  A little knowledge  is a dangerous thing...

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Muscadet: as at home with the yardbird as with the oyster

Muscadet: as at home with the yardbird as with the oyster

Let’s talk about fried chicken.  It is a perfect food (when made correctly, of course): the tender, moist interior and the crunchy, salty, skin do that magic contrast act that gets our tastebuds out of bed in the morning.  And cooking the bird in breaded pieces rather than whole improves upon nature with respect to the crunch/meat ratio.
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