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!  

Third Place for Irving Farm in the Brewer’s Cup at the Northeast Regional Barista Competition! Go Tamara!

Last weekend, Irving Farm was involved with this year’s Northeast Regional Barista Competition.  Every year it is a gathering of the best baristas from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Maryland.  At the event there are two competitions.  The Barista Competition, and the Brewer’s Cup.  This year from Irving Farm our Director of Education Tamara Vigil competed in both competitions and took Third Place in the Brewer’s Cup!