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Food & Wine Magazine

"Rocking The Wine World"

Manhattan's new City Winery lets amateurs make wine like pros. Plus, it's a world-class music venue with great food...

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Wine Spectator Magazine

"The Music Man"

City Winery belongs to a new breed of one-stop grape-to-barrel-to-bottle concierge winemaking services...

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  • Entrepreneur

    Entrepreneur Magazine: How This Entrepreneur Reworked His Business Idea in the Face of Financial Armageddon

    The financial crisis of 2008 changed everything. Michael Dorf, who founded legendary New York City rock venue the Knitting Factory in 1986.....

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  • Aspen Times

    Inc. Magazine: From New York to Napa: Meet the Man Behind City Winery

    Michael Dorf opened a small club in New York City called the Knitting Factory in 1987. It featured avant-garde jazz and rock. Dorf, now 52, stumbled and lost his company in 2002. But he wasn't through. In 2008.....

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  • Aspen Times

    Forbes.com: How This Former Internet Entrepreneur Is Building A Wine Empire

    In 2008 Michael Dorf opened his first combination music and wine venue in NYC called City Winery. In 2013 the brand generated over $1 million in profits for his investors. Compared to.....

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  • Aspen Times

    Crain's NY Business: Vintage venue strikes the right note

    Glenn Tilbrook knew what his audience of some 300 baby boomers wanted as he scanned the candlelit room at City Winery. When the former frontman for the late, great U.K. pop band Squeeze.....

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  • Aspen Times

    Village Voice: Family Bonding Over Blending Wine at City Winery

    During adolescence, parents often teach their children the maxim that the best gift they can give is the one they make. Does it follow, then, that a better gift would be one you make with your parents? In the case of the Browns.....

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  • NY1

    NY1 News Channel - "One On 1: Michael Dorf Headlines Personal Venue"

    Michael Dorf, a one time would be lawyer, sculptor and cookie salesman, has been bringing music to New Yorkers for more than 20 years. NY1's Budd Mishkin filed the following "One On 1" report....

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  • Aspen Times

    The Napa Valley Opera House is Reborn as City Winery Napa, and It's Drop-Dead Gorgeous"

    For visitors to Napa Valley, day trip itineraries generally look something like this: Visit the wineries, soak in the architecture and valley views, eat a delicious dinner, then check out the bar or live music scene downtown.....

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  • Aspen Times

    New York Times - March 14, 2014

    City Winery Expands Beyond Its New York Flagship

    By Ben Sisario

  • Aspen Times

    Aspen TImes - November 22, 2012

    More On New York's City Winery

    By Kelly J. Hayes

  • USA Today

    WCBS 880 News Radio - July 11, 2012

    Special Series On Hudson Square: City Winery

    By Jane Tillman

  • WCBS

    USA Today - June 22, 2012

    In New York, Downtown Ups The Ante

    By Colleen Clark

  • edible manhattan - July 21, 2011

    “Stomping Grounds: City Winery”

    By Regina Schrambling

  • crain’s new york - Date needed

    “Top Entrepreneurs 2011”

    By Justin Martin

  • the wall street journal - May 19, 2011

    “Belissimio Brunello”

    By Jay McInerey

  • the new york times - May 4, 2011

    “How to Choose the Best Vines for Your Yard”

    By Michael Tortorello

  • shalom Tv - April 13, 2011

    “Celebrate a model Passover seder at Michael Dorf’s City Winery in NYC”

    By Darah Golub

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