Remember the famed “Judgement of Paris” event in 1976, that highlighted and brought mass attention to the California wine scene? Well, now there’s the “Judgement of Brooklyn,” featuring the very best wine and beer from the outer borough.
Taking place on May 17 at the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank clock tower in Fort Greene, Judgement of Brooklyn guests will be able to choose from among 64 Sauvignon Blancs, Rieslings, IPAs, lagers and other varieties hand-selected by the some of the most respected wine and beer programs in Brooklyn including St. Anselm, Bierkraft and 4th Avenue Pub.
Organizer Michael Brooks, owner of Bed-Stuy’s Bed-Vyne Wine shop, hopes that this event will help to put Brooklyn’s culinary scene on the map.
“Judgement of Brooklyn will be a historic event,” he told DNA Info. “We want this to be an annual festival that drives tourism and gives Brooklyn an identity as a food and drink destination.”
Guests will enjoy unlimited tasting and hors d’oeuvres by Brooklyn-based restaurants including Roberta’s Pizza, Blue Ribbon and Buttermilk Channel.
General admission tickets cost $55, available for purchase here.