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Off the Shelf: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

By Christopher Stewart | March 6, 2013

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In this new series we explore the books, new and old, that sit on our conference bookshelf. 

Wine has been around for thousands of years but now more than ever, wine is popular through out the entire world. Known wine regions such as the United States and Europe are where people generally go to when searching for a great bottle of wine, but now, other countries are producing wines that are gaining major recognition from wine enthusiasts, sommeliers, and chefs,  even down to the amateur wine drinker. Wines of the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide  by known world wine guys Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen have put together a 592-page guide to everything you need to know about wines below the equator. Read More

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Street Culture In Motion: Interview With Swedish Filmmaker Teddy Goitom

By Cyndi Amaya | June 6, 2012

Photo: StockTown

Photo: StockTown

It’s often said that the way to get a real grasp of a new culture is to take a look at its street culture. In a country’s streets is where you’ll most likely find its true popular culture, what interests its people, its local art, and its most genuine food. Very often, it’s from the streets where the hottest new movements come from and the first to witness a phenomenon in its original street stage are sometimes only a privileged few.

But one media company is working to change that “privileged few” concept and are drawing attention to street culture from all around the world in hopes to educate people of new countries, cultures, and arts through curated videos that anyone can view online. That company is STOCKTOWN and one of the masterminds behind STOCKTOWN.com is Swedish filmmaker Teddy Goitom.

Teddy along with other film friends and enthusiasts created STOCKTOWN, a curated video magazine for culture in motion and since its recent start has continued to grow in popularity, eliminating the boundaries and cultural walls between countries forming a worldwide community of viewers. Just recently, STOCKTOWN was proud to announce their launch of the newly renovated site and in honor of Swedish National Day today, we want to bring attention to this awesome video web site that was born on the shores of Sweden with a one-on-one interview with this Teddy Goitom himself.

Check out our interview with Teddy below and if you’re in New York today you can see STOCKTOWN in action at Show & Tell NYC, where they will screen their Stocktown X South Africa film followed by Show & Tell session of curated videos, a visit from legendary street photographer Jamel Shabazz, and various DJ performances. Click here for more details. Read More

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South African Wine Tasting At Red Rooster Harlem

By admin | September 27, 2011

Deborah Yates and Makeba Lloyd

Last night, Red Rooster Harlem hosted its first of a series of Wine Maker Meet and Greets, this time showcasing South African wine maker Mark Solms, of Solms Delta winery. This exotic wine tasting kicked off at 6:30pm at the bar where guests could taste from variety of South African Solms Delta wines, including the Cape Jazz Shiraz, Langarm blend, and Africana Shiraz. DJ Eddie Ed set the mood for the night by playing popular South African hits; everything from early 70′s jazz and pop to modern day house and hip hop. Red Rooster’s kitchen also fired up some South African bites for guests, including Bunny Chow, Fried Yard Bird Nuggets with Atjar, and Pop Cake Fries with spicy mayo. The restaurant quickly filled with guests wanting to meet and talk to winery owner Mark Solms and Red Rooster Bar Director Christian Post for an insight to South African wines. Read More

Videos

Beautiful Video Created By Stocktown X South Africa

By mahir | March 16, 2011

Take a trip to South Africa in this colorful and beautiful video by my very good friend and talented directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft. Stocktown is an amazing project moving beyond the stereotypical stories coming out of South Africa, their documentary sets out to capture the creative energy and street vibes from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Check out their video here and become a fan of their Facebook fan page to show your support! Read More

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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More

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