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Food, Wine, Spirit & Travel Blog

Welcome to CITYpeek Patti's FOOD & WINE/Spirits Blog.
Come journey along with our CITYPEEK CEO, Patti Neumann, as she nibbles, sips and shares her taste buds as she travels round the world.

Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2013 wows, Aspen parties like rock stars #FWClassic

Aspen Food & Wine Classic 2013 wows, Aspen parties like rock stars #FWClassic


The famed, and sold-out, 31st Annual FOOD & WINE Classic® in Aspen, took place June 14-16 and was everything it touts itself to be. Maybe even more amazing! The...Read More
Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ted Allen, #FWClassic, Chopped, ice tea cocktail recipe

Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ted Allen, #FWClassic, Chopped, ice tea cocktail recipe


While at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, I visited with Ted Allen of CHOPPED, who was part of a panel on the art of ice tea and food pairings. Guests were treated to...Read More
CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Summer Wine and Food Pairing Class Tremendous Success

CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Summer Wine and Food Pairing Class Tremendous Success


We just wrapped up a most successful 1st CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Summer Wine and Food Pairing Class. A new concept designed by Wine & Spirits Groupie, CITYPEEK CEO-...Read More
Smirnoff ICE® Peach Bellini toasts Spring and Summer Cocktail Lovers

Smirnoff ICE® Peach Bellini toasts Spring and Summer Cocktail Lovers


Summer is right around the corner and I had the opportunity to sample a new refreshing cocktail called Smirnoff ICE® Peach Bellini.  I took it to a family gathering...Read More
Gidday Up-Sip Sip-MINT JULEP- KENTUCKY DERBY, Black Eyed Susan Preakness Drink Recipe

Gidday Up-Sip Sip-MINT JULEP- KENTUCKY DERBY, Black Eyed Susan Preakness Drink Recipe


MINT JULEP-the official drink of the KENTUCKY DERBY-- a little history c/o wikipedia: Did you know:The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with...Read More
Rose wines make Springtime blush ever so pleasantly

Rose wines make Springtime blush ever so pleasantly


I am facinated by Rose wine so I am giving the definition from-which describes the product so precise and succinctly. Provence is one of the most well-known wine producing...Read More
What is the difference between “natural” and “organic beef?” Roseda Knows.

What is the difference between “natural” and “organic beef?” Roseda Knows.


What is the difference between “natural” and “organic?” When delving into this question, we referred to the experts at Roseda Farms Beef. Our...Read More
Adobe Road Winery Red Line is A Mouthful of love.

Adobe Road Winery Red Line is A Mouthful of love.


ADOBE ROAD RED LINE, a small lot handcrafted wine was recently sampled by yours truly. I was introduced to this winery's CEO and Executive Team during the 2011 1st Grand...Read More
Matzo Ball Soup Recipes

Matzo Ball Soup Recipes


I must say, I swear by the Manischewitz Matzo Ball Soup and Mix. I make it for friends when they are feeling ill. But if you want to make from scratch, here you go: ...Read More
Mud House New Zealand Pinot Noir is a touchdown, not a punt

Mud House New Zealand Pinot Noir is a touchdown, not a punt


NZVE are the producers of well-known brands Mud House and Waipara Hills. Mud House’s award-winning wines are produced from New Zealand's best grape growing soils...Read More

Co-op Brewery Peabody Heights Brewery is hopping with RavenBeer, Public Works Ale going Full Tilt


The Peabody Heights Brewery, named from the original name of the Charles Village neighborhood located in which it sits, is a 70,000 square foot coop brewery. It is one of...Read More
This little Wino-Bourbon lover went to Union Craft Brewery

This little Wino-Bourbon lover went to Union Craft Brewery


Today I am going to surprise you. I decided to go on a tour to help better my skills and knowledge and becoming a better 'rounded' spirit, hospitality marketer. That...Read More
Thirsty Ventures, Inc. parent of Powell & Mahoney & Maui Beverages partners with spirits & cocktail experts Tippling Bros

Thirsty Ventures, Inc. parent of Powell & Mahoney & Maui Beverages partners with spirits & cocktail experts Tippling Bros


Congratulations to my favorite mixer company made from frsh, gluten free, healthy ingredients! Thirsty Ventures, Inc. parent company of Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. and Maui...Read More
Maker\'s Mark Ravens Tribute Edition in Baltimore

Maker's Mark Ravens Tribute Edition in Baltimore


While taking a tour of the newly renovated and fully stocked liquor store and deli, Hopkins Deli, around Baltimore City for decades in the Johns Hopkins University...Read More
Wine comedy comes to the Rams Head Tavern -Laurie Forster delivers a hilarious show where wine meets punch line.

Wine comedy comes to the Rams Head Tavern -Laurie Forster delivers a hilarious show where wine meets punch line.


Wine comedy comes to the Rams Head Tavern -Laurie Forster delivers a hilarious show where wine meets punch line.Many times, the topic of wine often conjures up images of...Read More
Valentine’s Day Menus & Ideas: EX: Lobster Bake from Phillips Seafood Restaurants

Valentine’s Day Menus & Ideas: EX: Lobster Bake from Phillips Seafood Restaurants


Valentine’s Day is around the corner:Lobster Bake from Phillips Seafood Restaurants:Can’t make it out for Valentine’s Day this Year?  Steam It Up at...Read More
Opentable to Aquire Foodspotting for $10 million

Opentable to Aquire Foodspotting for $10 million


OpenTable, the leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, has purchased...Read More
HOME GROWN 2011 Barbera 2011, California

HOME GROWN 2011 Barbera 2011, California


SPIRIT/Wine PEEK Sponsored By: HOME GROWN 2011 Barbera 2011, CaliforniaA full-bodied, mini mouth explosion of juicy red fruit made in California. Well-priced, everyday,...Read More
Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) Presents Bordeaux Washington DC 2010 Grand Tasting Event

Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) Presents Bordeaux Washington DC 2010 Grand Tasting Event


Will @CITYPEEKpatti see you there? Pearson's Wine & Spirits  & Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB)Presents UGCB Bordeaux 2010 Grand Tasting Event? I...Read More
Sunday Blue Laws Rollback?

Sunday Blue Laws Rollback?


As Washington, DC is trying to end Blue Laws in its area, its neighbor, Baltimore, Maryland liquor stores are fighting to keep their liquor stores open Sunday without the...Read More

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