500 discerning palates filled Gotham Hall Wednesday for the annual Polaner Selections’ Wine Tasting. Chefs, Sommeliers and Beverage Directors sniffed, swirled and spit a large offering of amazing wines from around the globe.

Irving Farm was on hand to offer the counterpoint to the wine-crash, fresh, caffeinated espresso, cappuccinos and lattes made possible with the help from our friends at Organic Valley with their delicious NY dairy offering. 

Tam and Jake made coffees and sampled some wines themselves. One favorite was a delicious buttery, peppery Sicilian wine from Valle dell’Acate!  

This past Friday and Saturday Irving Farm got the chance to connect and reconnect with some of our favorite farmers, chefs, and agronomists at the Just Food Conference in Manhattan.

1,000 members of the local food movement, including our friends from the Stone Barns Center, gathered to learn more about each other’s interests and initiatives… and, of course, to drink a lot of coffee! Tickets for the event sold out, and the morning crowds kept Jake Leonti (Director of Wholesale) and Miguel Rios (barista at 56 Seventh Ave) busy serving coffee faster than they could brew it.

Special shout out to Organic Valley; pairing their great milk from NY dairy farms with our coffee made a great combination! We’re happy to have had the opportunity to be a sponsor and to have had Dan Streetman (Director of Coffee) participate as a workshop panelist.