9 Tips on how Wine People Buy Wine

1. We don’t buy $2 wine, ever (you know the one) Just. Don’t. And. Never. Look. Back. It’s. Over. It’s. Ooooooovvvaaa. Sorry to say, but...

Vetri Wine Club

“Saying I like Barolo is like saying I like red wine. It is much too broad a statement for such a varied spectrum of processes and...

Daytripper: Philly

Philadelphia, like its sister city Paris, is best in the spring. We are nearing the end of the season so get to it while the weather is...

Oak Aged Coffee, Oh My!

This year at the Coffee Fest NYC show I started feeling a like I was going through the motions. It was great to see all my familiar...

Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley

Monday, March 11 marks the beginning of Hudson Valley’s Restaurant Week lasting through March 24th. The event was kicked off on Tuesday...

Port Chester Crawl

Just outside Manhattan between the Bronx and Connecticut lies the under-talked about Port Chester, the “food capitol of Westchester”. A...

America’s Wine Cradle

We’re all familiar with the great wines being produced in Napa and Sonoma, but most people forget (or perhaps never knew) the birthplace...

The Little Wine Bus That Could

As I came to find out, the Hudson Valley was the birthplace of wine in America. So, it no surprise there are many established vineyards...

A Grand Portfolio

I enjoyed a tasting which included their Tocai Fiulano Reserve with rich, tart fruit and a smooth finish. The Chardonay Reserve had a...

Balkan Wine Project

Last week at Winebow‘s annual Vintner’s Harvest the room was filled with amazing wines from around the world. From the Hudson valley to...

Johnny Apple-cider

Cider Apples Whatever you do, don’t say the apple cider tastes like apples! This will get you kicked out of a cider tasting pretty much...

NYIGF – 2012

NYIGF 2012 I know that it is hard to remember now that summer has come and gone, but the NY Gift Fair took place near the end of August...

Opening: New Resto Calliope

Calliope restaurant is named for a species of hummingbird, but it was, incidentally, also the name of the Greek muse said to have...

Coffee Tasting for Winos

sniffers…. The wine community has a great history and well earned reputation for pretension and overly ceremoniously sniffing, swirling...