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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.

Wine Water O.Vine- reinventing the near water category

Wine Water O.Vine- reinventing the near water category


Israel, home of some of the greatest technologiy startups is home to a new innovation combining two of my favorite things, wine and water! And, they say Jesus turned water...Read More
Cycles Gladiator Wines, great juice and popular wine label

Cycles Gladiator Wines, great juice and popular wine label


The wine label is based on an 1895 poster that promoted Cycles Gladiator, a Paris bicycle company that flourished during the Belle Epoque golden age of cycling. The posters...Read More
 What is The Best Glass For Whiskey Tasting

What is The Best Glass For Whiskey Tasting


One of the best loved drinks of all the time is whiskey. Not only it is your best companion when you are happy or sad, but it is also beneficial for your health. People may...Read More
Pigro Wines of Italy, great label art and great value wine

Pigro Wines of Italy, great label art and great value wine


Today, I find myself working with my newest label, from Pigro Wines, which is sooooo cute.  Hailing from Italy, this wine, from winemaker Stefano Moccagatto and...Read More
Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes


Handy Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes:187.5 ml Piccolo or Split: Typically used for a single serving of Champagne.375 ml Demi or Half: Holds one-half of the standard 750 ml size....Read More
Baltimore Craft Brewery, RavenBeer Relocates to State-of-the-Art Duclaw Brewing Company

Baltimore Craft Brewery, RavenBeer Relocates to State-of-the-Art Duclaw Brewing Company


Fast approaching its milestone 20th year in business, Baltimore, MD-based RavenBeer, is relocating its headquarters from the Peabody Heights Brewery, it helped to build, to...Read More
Philotimo, an historic Greek- American Wine Collaboration

Philotimo, an historic Greek- American Wine Collaboration


Gus Kalaris, born in Washington, DC, is deeply connected to his Greek heritage. He is a wine visionary, devoted to his roots, family, philanthropy and vocation. Founder and...Read More
Vini dell\'Etna\'s Graci Etna Rosato Wine #RoseAllDay

Vini dell'Etna's Graci Etna Rosato Wine #RoseAllDay


It is a fact, I love rose. After 5 years on the #RoseAllDay bandwagon, I recently strayed off the traditional Provencal path and was introduced to a worthy Italian wine from...Read More
When and Why is there an Octoberfest

When and Why is there an Octoberfest


What exactly is Oktoberfest and why does it start in September, not October? I wondered and did some research. From the city of its inception, Munich, Germany, I got some...Read More
The Legacy of Everton Toffee, Sweet Toffee Snack

The Legacy of Everton Toffee, Sweet Toffee Snack


It was over 250 years ago, in 1753, when a young lady, Molly Busell, secretly created a sweet concoction based on the flavor of a couph drop, in her village of Everton,...Read More
Wine in a Can is the new rage- thanks to Underwood by Union Wine

Wine in a Can is the new rage- thanks to Underwood by Union Wine


Think your taste buds are too refined for wine in a can? Think no one will buy it?  Wrong. Canned wine is quickly becoming in vogue from South Hampton to Beverly Hills...Read More
The Mysterious Elixir, Chartreuse  #ChartreuseDay

The Mysterious Elixir, Chartreuse #ChartreuseDay


One day in 1605, the Chartreuse monks in Paris received a manuscript of an Elixir, soon to be known as "the Elixir of long Life". Since then, the monks dedicated...Read More
The resurgence of Maryland Distilling, USS Constellation Tobacco Barn Rum, a US Navy connection with Baltimore Partnerships

The resurgence of Maryland Distilling, USS Constellation Tobacco Barn Rum, a US Navy connection with Baltimore Partnerships


Long before Kentucky or Tennessee citizens dreamed of distilling whiskey, Southern Marylanders such as Basil Hayden, Henry Wathen and Maryland Jesuit Priests were perfecting...Read More
Blackwater Distilling of Kent Island, Maryland Taste

Blackwater Distilling of Kent Island, Maryland Taste


Recently, I visited the Distillery and Tasting Room at Blackwater Distilling in Kent Island. Not only is Blackwater, the brand behind the vastly popular, Sloop Betty Vodka...Read More
Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help

Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help


Being in the food and wine marketing business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share...Read More
Boisset Collection launches new line melding bubbles and haute couture

Boisset Collection launches new line melding bubbles and haute couture


I recently went to a marvelous luncheon introducing wine influencers to a "Burgundian Wine Lunch & Learn" orchestrated by executives of Boisset Collection and...Read More
Saget Rose, Sancerre and Joe\'s Stone Crabs - a heavenly pairing

Saget Rose, Sancerre and Joe's Stone Crabs - a heavenly pairing


Recently, had a lovely luncheon with Arnaud Saget of Saget Famille Perrin Wines. He just flew over from Paris, the day before, so was thrilled to finally meet in person and...Read More
Think You Know About Wines? CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Can Help.

Think You Know About Wines? CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Can Help.


Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good...Read More
Nasty Woman Wine is Wine With A Purpose

Nasty Woman Wine is Wine With A Purpose


 Leading up to the Presidential election in November 2016, when it looked like a USA woman was finally going to break through the glass ceiling, the Hillary Clinton...Read More
Decanted, The Movie- Documentary of Napa Valley Winemakers

Decanted, The Movie- Documentary of Napa Valley Winemakers


Recently, I was invited to the premier of Decanted, a winemakers journey. The documentary takes a deep look inside one of the most intimate winegrowing regions in the world...Read More

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