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LocalSpot Publishing Niche publishing company, targeting local venues with an interest in wine and spirits.
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Author George Mendez now adds the title of Contributing Editor for his latest article, Wine On Tap, featured in AskMen.c...
08/04/2014
Wine & Dine

Author George Mendez now adds the title of Contributing Editor for his latest article, Wine On Tap, featured in AskMen.com - Men's Online Magazine. Read the article here:

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Make sure to follow us on #Instagram  to check out our day at the vineyards at #LongIslandWineCountryFind us on instagra...
07/22/2014

Make sure to follow us on #Instagram to check out our day at the vineyards at #LongIslandWineCountry

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07/21/2014

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Author George Mendez featured in the 'Required Reading' section of  Smoke Magazine.  Read it here.#SmokeMagazine #BookRe...
07/19/2014

Author George Mendez featured in the 'Required Reading' section of Smoke Magazine. Read it here.

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Wine and soccer, yet another good pairing.Enjoying the World Cup?  VinePair has come up with a creative article showcasi...
06/18/2014
The World Cup Of Wine 2014 INFOGRAPHIC

Wine and soccer, yet another good pairing.

Enjoying the World Cup? VinePair has come up with a creative article showcasing the competing countries and their top producing wine.

The World Cup Of Wine 2014 Infographic shows you the most popular types of wine in 20 of 32 countries competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. See it now!

Bistro Ten 18 To Carry Copies Of The Right Bottle: A Simple Guide For Selecting WineOn the corner of 110th Street and Am...
06/11/2014

Bistro Ten 18 To Carry Copies Of The Right Bottle: A Simple Guide For Selecting Wine

On the corner of 110th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, you will find a charming little bistro serving up American cuisine. Those dining outside are greeted with views of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and even a sidewalk garden on Amsterdam Avenue, almost trying to disguise the cars passing by. The absence of any tall skyscrapers or buildings, on the Amsterdam side, allows for plenty of sunshine to be taken in; ideal when wanting to enjoy a day socializing outside or reading a book in the daylight.

The restaurant is separated into two sections. Inside the main dining section, you will find the rustic ambiance of an old Paris bistro, complete with bar and a few 2- and 4-seat tables. And there is also a rear dining area, perfect for accommodating larger groups and special events; the fireplace in the rear dining section makes for an intimate setting, if dining for two.

There are weekly specials all year long, including oyster specials, live jazz on Thursday nights, brunch and happy hours. All are listed on their website. Students of Barnard College and Columbia University receive their own weekly specials when they like Bistro Ten 18 on Facebook.

The happy hour menu is worth your attention: 2-for-1 drinks on a select red or white wine, a lager beer on tap and house drinks. Happy hour comes along twice a day: 3pm-7pm, and 9:30pm-Close. Thought it would be worth mentioning that Thursday jazz nights start at 9:30pm as well; 2-for-1 drinks during the show caught my interest. I helped myself to a couple glasses of wine; a Rhone Valley (French), red wine. It was a Grenache/ Syrah blend, giving way to mild tannins, medium body and a bit of acidity; if you have read my book, you know what that translates to. The white wine was a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, which I did not try.

The food selection for happy hour is also appealing. They have a couple choices for sliders: (2) Bacon Burges or Salmon Burgers for $6; they’re worth it. I had the Bacon Burgers, but the Salmon Burgers looked pretty, damn good. They caught my eyes as the bartender passed me by, serving them to another guest. I was not disappointed though. The burgers (bacon, onion confit, chipotle aioli, Swiss) were juicy, with a hint of spice from the chipotle. Plenty of flavors are packed into these sliders, and then sneaking at the end is a little spice-flavored kick. Not necessarily spicy, but leaves you with a lingering feel of heat in your mouth; which doesn’t get intense, it just makes you crave more. Be sure to ask for their “Poppas” (homemade seasoned potato chips).

Maine Lobster Bisque-
When the Lobster Bisque comes out, you are presented with a big bowl, with a chunk of lobster and a dollop of crème fraiche. Then the bisque is poured on top. The aromas hit you first, and as you sip, the flavor of lobster is nothing short. Smooth and creamy, with a lot of body to it, and the crème fraiche giving the warm bisque a nice cooling contrast; this dish is something worth a return to Bistro Ten 18.

Seared Local Sea Scallops-
You get two nice-sized sea scallops atop some baby spinach and a potato rosti. The scallops were soft and moist, and had a sweetness to them that definitely catches your attention. The sauce was subtle with just a touch of saltiness, making it a perfect compliment. Listed as a Starter on the menu, this plate is a good way to start your dining experience.

Information:
Bistro Ten 18
1018 Amsterdam Avenue at 110th Street, NYC
212-662-7600
www.BistroTen18.com

05/22/2014
Wine Specialist George Mendez Talks How to Pick the Perfect Bottle

Author George Mendez featured in a Yahoo! Voices interview

Recently, author George Mendez sat down with Yahoo! Voices contributing writer, Art Eddy, to talk about his new book, The Right Bottle: A Simple Guide For Selecting Wine.

Read the interview here:

#YahooVoices #TheRightBottle #GeorgeMendezInterview

George Mendez got into wine in 2002. He went to Hunter Valley, which is a great area for wine in Australia. While on the trip George got to experience a wide variety of wines and learned how they were made.

05/14/2014

Hello All! Welcome to LocalSpot Publishing's fan page. Here you will find reviews on wine and restaurants, and answers to any wine questions you might have. Feel free to post questions and comments. Also, as promotion for The Right Bottle: A Simple Guide For Selecting Wine continues, this page will keep you in the know which establishments are now selling the book, along with any upcoming wine tastings being held.

To those who have already purchased a copy of the book, thank you for your support. Your feedback is always welcomed here. The more you comment, the closer you will be to finding The Right Bottle.

Now available on Amazon.com
03/31/2014
The Right Bottle: A Simple Guide For Selecting Wine

Now available on Amazon.com

Find The Right Bottle for every occasion. This simple and comprehensible book will start you on the path towards learning about wines, prior to taking any class. A true beginner’s guide, you will learn the basic components of wine and how you can expand that knowledge through your own expe...

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