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You know where people do not think good wine is made? Brooklyn. But those people have not been to Brooklyn Winery, in the heart of Williamsburg—North Eighth Street between Driggs and Roebling, Williamsburg centrale. Opened in 2010, Brooklyn Winery now cranks out 100,000 bottles of wine (reds and whites) from inside an old dance club, every year. The reason people think wine that isn't made in California or Argentina or France for example is terrible, is...
So apparently drinking is a social activity that shouldn't usually be done alone. Apparently having a glass (or an entire bottle) of wine by yourself at the end of a long day isn't totally socially acceptable, even though we've found it's the best over-the-counter remedy for insomnia and restlessness. But we guess that only drinking alone in the shower isn't really for everybody, and so if you want to drink with a huge group or are maybe just wondering what...
The fingerprints of America's great industrial past are all over Williamsburg, which was once home to some of the largest factories in the nation, giants like Standard Oil, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Amstar and Domino, plus smaller ventures: shipyards, breweries, refineries, mills, foundries, and printing presses (famously, the US publisher of Alice in Wonderland and The Origin of Species). But over the last twenty years, whatever remained of those businesses has wrapped up and, instead,...
With her incredibly funny (and incredibly popular) memoir/feminist treatise How to Be a Woman, British writer Caitlin Moran put herself on the map here in the US as a force with which to be reckoned. Her novel, How to Build a Girl (now out in paperback), only solidified Moran's reputation as an hilarious, frank writer whose brutal honesty about what it means to be—and become—a woman is incredibly welcome, and needed. Moran is about to embark on...

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