I’ve been answering wine queries on the question and answer site Quora. I’ll share some of the most interesting questions I’ve been asked and, of course, my answers. I limit myself to spending a couple minutes on each response, not doing any research or “cheating.” I rely on my experience and opinion, which is probably not [More]
The best non-fiction books can open up a captivating world existing right under your nose. The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How it Transformed Civilization by Vince Beiser falls into this category. I’ll get to the meat of the book but there’s a short passage explaining the title of this post [More]
I can’t believe this is going to be my fourth (!) NYE in NYC. One thing has remained constant about the last day of the year: I start the night with some New Year’s Eve Champagne at Marta. Why, you ask? Well you can’t beat pizza and Champagne. Whatever toppings/sauce/crust you opt for, there is [More]
As a sparkling wine fan(atic), pretty easy to say “yes” to a media event involving bubbles. And downright simple when it involves the finest of fizz from a producer I have been a longtime fan of: Champagne Henriot. I have to say, it’s nice to be able to walk to an event. In this case, [More]
A complete Easter Sunday brunch with friends should include not only bacon and eggs but also sparkling rosé. The Aimery Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé is so totally in my wheelhouse. Pale and very dry, it cuts right through your smoky, eggy, cheesy, rich brunch fare with enthusiasm. If you’re wondering what the “1531” refers [More]
Ok, it’s New Year’s Eve. Time to hustle out and get something festive and delicious. My two most recent posts on the Foodista blog have you covered, with 5 ideas for bargain sparkling wine and, for the Champagne lovers, 5 Blanc de Blancs. Photo courtesy epicxero.