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This edition: Doing Business in NYC: "The Booze Biz"

Episode Details

Original tape date: December 6, 2006.

CityWide with Ken Fisher continues the theme of “Doing Business in New York” with an episode focused on “The Booze Business.”

Guests include Stephen Hindy, the Chairman and President of The Brooklyn Brewery, which he co-founded in 1987, and Anthony Didio, a 25-year veteran of the food and wine business; now with the wine importer and distributor, Lauber Imports.

Hindy and Didio discusses the significant changes in the fine wine and beer industry, especially in New York with more knowledgeable consumers and an increased number of upscale restaurants. Hindy explains how he and his neighbor started The Brooklyn Brewery and how the name “Brooklyn” is only one factor in the brand’s great success. Didio shares how he visits new restaurants, seeking to introduce them to the output of smaller vineyards and the art of pairing the right food with just the right wine.

Guest List

Tony DiDio Director, Lauber Imports

Ken Fisher Host, CityWide

Steve Hindy President, The Brooklyn Brewery