Vinely Magazine (formerly Vine.ly) is SommTable’s video magazine dedicated to creating a space to feature distillers, winemakers, innovative artist, musicians, writers, and anyone else with a strong curiosity and passion for all things ON and AROUND the table.
We celebrate the new. We appreciate the steps that brought us here, but keep moving forward. We celebrate music, wine and spirits – and the places where they intersect. Music, wine, spirits – they are inseparable. Where one goes, the others follow, dancing to the same tune that calls us all.
Just try to imagine an era where you didn’t know where things came from, whom or how they were made. Imagine a world without culture of discovery. If you can’t – we’re calling you.
We are creating a community. A real community. One that only comes from true individuality – a group of single, defined pieces giving form to the movement as a whole. And no matter who we are, we are travelers. Physical and digital nomads in the ever expanding universe. We are carving and connecting our culture, we are both creator and creation, we empower the same community that empowers us. We see the direct impact our actions have on our world and strive to take the best road forward.
This is what Vinely Magazine is all about. If you are with us, we have one common goal: to stay authentic – and feel good doing so. And to feel good, you have to do good. One can’t live without the other. So we reach our goals by reaching out, by raising each other up. We share stories, journeys, hardships, and triumphs. We shine in our joys and excitements. We own up to our pains and failures. We greet the duality of life with open arms. In a world of pretense and inhibition, we dare to be honest and vulnerable, to embody our own reality, tear through layers of social niceties, rip the masks from our faces and stand – raw and real in front of the world.
And we are rewarded, knowing we are not alone. That if only for a moment in time, if only for this moment, we are seen for who we truly are. This is the next step forward. Will you take it with us?
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October 22 • Uncategorized
Dia de los Muertos: Food, Culture and Tradition
Homes around the U.S. are being decorated with pumpkins, ghouls and witches in anticipation of Halloween, but in Mexico, the date coincides with the start of a more ancient tradition that has nothing to do with fright and much to do with culture, food and drinks.
September 29 • Bolivian Wine
Bolivian Wine: from the Andes to your Table
Bolivia may not instantly come to mind when one thinks of wine, but the South American country has a long and rich viticulture history that dates back to the arrival of the Spanish missionaries, who first planted vines around the wealthy silver-mining city of Potosi in the mid-16th century.
September 25 • Coffee Producers
The ‘Arabica’ Whisperer
The best part of waking up? Well, it’s coffee, of course.
Humanity truly runs on this beverage that helps millions of people around the world wake up, work and function. And if it’s of the Arabica variety, its delicious ‘kick’ will keep you going strong all day long.
September 15 • Latino Heritage Month
Raise a toast to Latino Heritage Month
The Empire State Building kicked off Latino Heritage Month by shining red, white and green colors onto the New York skylight on September 15 in honor of the Mexican flag.
August 16 • Music
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE: Jim Morrison
Jim was quoted in his poetic nature: “Being drunk is a good disguise.” He said. “It means I can talk to assholes.”
May 31 • Civil rights
Hennessy: The Cognac of Hip Hop & Civil Rights (Part 2)
It’s safe to say we would all agree Hennessy and Hip-Hop are associated with each other in a special way. We would even go as far to say, Hennessy has reached global iconic status thanks to that fact. That being said, while the cognac of hip-hop was catapulted to its iconic stature thanks to the help of artist like Tupac and Nas, what we don’t know by looking at the surface is that Hennessy has a long standing tradition of supporting people of African decent.
July 15 • shots
The First “Shot” Ever Served: A Tale of the West
It’s always a race against the heat in the West. Hell, there’s a score of difference races around here. There’s a race to the riches and a race to the hills where the riches lay. There’s a race to food and shelter and the means in which a man might make to get them. There’s a race to the women and to the brothels and saloons where you can find them at. I don’t look for my women in those places but I often find myself in them for other races. Mine is a race to whiskey. It’s only a matter of time before I find myself in one today.
October 20 • Bolivia
Bertil Tøttenborg, Sommelier at renowned GUSTU Restaurant - The magnificence of Bolivian wines