Blizzard Wine: What I Drank at Fung Tu

Posted on: January 29th, 2016 by
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I survived my first East Cost blizzard! 25+ inches in a single New York City day. So what did I do on that Saturday, January 23rd? Naturally, I went out to eat. And on a mission to seek out my blizzard wine. It was totally amazing. All traffic was banned from the streets starting at 2:30pm. [More]

Domaine Léonine Amédée 2015, Naturally

Posted on: January 17th, 2016 by
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Part of the pleasure of being in the Center of the Wine Universe (New York City) is getting my hands on so many weird, cool bottles. I’m like an adult in a fermented grape juice store. Case in point: the 2015 Domaine Léonine Amédée. It’s (primarily) Syrah from Roussillon. That would be the part of [More]

Coup de Boule: Totally Bought This Wine Because of the Label

Posted on: January 3rd, 2016 by
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I am not immune to the charms of an attention-getting wine label. And the Coup de Boule is a wine that you are definitely going to pull from the shelf and scrutinize. What is it? La Grange Aux Belles Coup de Boule 2014 This is a fizzy rosé from a Loire Valley producer, La Grange [More]

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

Posted on: December 24th, 2015 by
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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]

Learn About Oysters With Cynthia Nims: Podcast

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by
Oysters Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea

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]

A Wine Pairing With This Blog? The Drunken Cyclist Selection

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by
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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]

How to Make Celery Juice Delicious

Posted on: December 6th, 2015 by
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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]

Ultimate Red Wine for a Party: Unlitro

Posted on: November 28th, 2015 by
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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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