This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by two friends from Seersucker Brooklyn, chef/owner Robert Newton and bartender Matt Hopkins. Tune in and hear three professionals talk shop and highlight some incredible wines coming from New York, Virginia and other overlooked regions in America. They taste a few wines on air and lament over the fact that some people still come into the coolest bars in the world and ask for Vodka & Cranberry juice! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the way modern restaurantuers and bartenders are thinking and what trends they see ahead. This program was sponsored by The International Culinary Center.

"There's some really good wine from Virginia and I'm doing everything I can to get more of it here." [10:37]

"Not every wine needs to be a Bourdeaux or a $200 Burgundy - just enjoy it and taste it!" [25:51]


--Robert Newton, Chef/Owner of Seersucker and Matt Hopkins, Bartender at Seersucker