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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

New York’s VodkaFest!


If you're in the Manhattan area this Monday, Oct. 23, you should check out VodkaFest, a fantastic showcase of vodkas from around the world. Sweden, Poland, Holland, Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, the US and France will all be represented. There will be vodkas made from corn, rye, wheat...some with wild berries, ruby red grapefruit, banana, clementine, mango...some with herbs (cilantro, dill, rosemary & fennel)—yum!

The festivities are happening at Valbella, located at 421 West 13th Street, in the heart of the Meat Packing District. John Myers, author of the upcoming "What Would Jesus Drink: Cocktails for the Second Coming" and Leo DeGroff, one of the outstanding mixologists at BED-NY, will be on hand, and members of The Museum of the American Cocktail will host a cocktail presentation.

General admission begins at 6:30 pm. VIP ticket price is $60 in advance, $70 at the door, and portions of all VIP tickets sold will benefit the Sky Ranch Foundation. General admission is $40 in advance, $50 at the door.