Cool Wine Shop Alert: Forêt in Ridgewood, Queens
I’ve been spending more time in Ridgewood now that a very good friend lives there. If you find yourself in this part of Queens and are thirsting for some natural (“natty”) bottles, check out Forêt Wines. Two visits in and its got all the things I like about a wine shop: small, charming, eclectic yet [More]
Go to Ruffian in the East Village if You Love Wine and Food
There’s nothing I love more than tiny places and there are a few in the East Village I adore. One is Ruffian wine bar. It’s an extremely narrow spot specializing in natural wine. They also crank out some great food behind the bar in the tiniest square footage. It also reminds me that some of [More]
Domaine Tempier Rosé 2017 is a Legendary Bottle
Much time has passed since I last had one of the world’s most iconic wines. It’s not just legendary, but vital year after year. I’m talking about the Domaine Tempier Rosé. Yesterday I enjoyed a bottle as it is best enjoyed (outside of southern France, at least): with a friend over a great, leisurely lunch. [More]
White Wine With Steak Why Not Go For It, Especially at Lunch?
Got the chance to have lunch at a legendary New York City spot, Keens Steakhouse, established in 1885. It provided me with the perfect opportunity to subvert the “Cab and a slab” classic pairing and have white wine with steak. One of the things that helped this pairing is the salad. Greens, radishes, and a [More]