Yearly Archives: 2015

Fossil and Fawn on Pints and Panels: Cool Oregon Pinot Noir

You’ve been bombarded by Star Wars sequel talk but what I am about to unveil should be an equally buzzed-about series installment. Em of Pints and Panels, the fantastic and uber-charming beer blog, has reviewed the second (II) bottle of Fossil and Fawn I sent her way. 2013 Fossil and Fawn Pinot Noir Crowley Station [More]

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Learn About Oysters With Cynthia Nims: Podcast

Are you intimidated by oysters? Looking to expand your eating repertoire beyond the half shell? Then you should be as excited as me to get this cookbook by my friend Cynthia Nims: Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea Before I gave away the majority of my worldly possessions and left Seattle [More]

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A Wine Pairing With This Blog? The Drunken Cyclist Selection

In the annals of wine pairing, surely this is one question even I have not pondered. Thankfully, I know The Drunken Cyclist (TDC). Rather, thankfully, he knows me. Jeff over at TDC has one of my favorite wine blogs. He’s prolific, has a wry/dry sense of humor, is occasionally rant-y, and often thirsty. Jeff does things [More]

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How to Make Celery Juice Delicious

Celery juice. Probably not the sexiest drink. How do you jazz it up? Add booze, naturally. I had a delightful brunch at Northern Spy in the East Village, including this drink: Celery Tonic Cocchi Americano, Dolin dry vermouth, celery juice, lemon Uh, yum! I must also mention the food is great. Whoever is cooking eggs [More]

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Ultimate Red Wine for a Party: Unlitro

What wine should you bring to a party? An age-old dilemma. Here is my latest crush: 2014 Ampeleia “Unlitro” You’ve probably already figured out that it’s a big 1-liter bottle. (File under “D” for “DUH”.) So Unlitro is already the #partystarter. What’s on the inside is a light (12.5% alcohol), fresh, fun red wine. A [More]

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17 Things I’ll Miss About Seattle

Have you heard? I’m moving to New York tomorrow. I’m going to be Senior Editor at Wine Enthusiast, starting Monday. (No rest for the weary!) Really excited to bring my energy and enthusiasm to this role; it’s an awesome opportunity. Naturally as I’ve packed up my life here waves of nostalgia have overtaken me. I’ve [More]

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Villa Bellangelo: A Day at a Finger Lakes Winery

My first visit to the Finger Lakes was a memorable one. I was a media guest stationed at “Harvest House”: an awesome huge spot on Seneca Lake with intriguing and original features. (Cue the taxidermy.) I was beyond impressed with the people and the wines. The day I spent at Villa Bellangelo was particularly emblematic of [More]

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The State of Malbec in Argentina With José Lovaglio of Dominio del Plata: Podcast

I happily braved an unusually intense Seattle downpour to chat with Winemaker José Lovaglio of Dominio del Plata. He’s the latest guest on my Wine Without Worry podcast. [SUBSCRIBE] I was curious about what was happening in Argentina concerning Malbec. These wines came on the scene with an unbeatable one-two punch of flavor and value. And had [More]

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