In exactly two weeks I will sit down for my second attempt at passing the Master of Wine tasting exam. Of the three years I have been in this program, it's been this year that's been the most unnerving. The first year I was just trying to figure out what it was exactly I was … Continue reading 2 weeks.
Mondays tend to be industry days, and yesterday was no exception with a full day of wine-centric activities. Sarah joined me for some rooftop skating, where we enjoyed some 2008 Veuve Cliquot while meeting the whos who of Moet Hennessy. But the real sustenance of the day circled around Italy, which is a BIG area … Continue reading Barolo v Barbaresco
My two week jaunt to Argentina was such an unbelievably fun, illuminating, and spectacularly delicious holiday, that I am a touch overwhelmed to sit down and try to write about it. So I won't. For now. Instead, read about the ridiculousness that was the Tribeca Wine Merchants annual holiday meal. But once a year, right … Continue reading Embarrassment of Riches: The Grill
Year end happens to be the busiest time of year in wine retail, go figure, and (thankfully) never more so than this, my third December with Tribeca Wine Merchants. In 2018, instead of having quiet mornings to contemplate the last go round the sun, I was engrossed with work, guests, study, and the occasional (mentiras--> … Continue reading 2018.
December is surely a month of gluttony, gathering, and good times, but maybe just a little extra for those working in food and or wine industries. Between getting together with friends, supplier fueled lunches, and a seemingly never ending cascade of cookies (thank you Brittany, Beth, Anthony, Kristen and Dana!), December has truly been an … Continue reading Embarrassment of Riches: Christmas Style
As so often happens, although never seemingly often enough, Abe gathered an eclectic group of wine enthusiasts for an in depth look at something beautiful. This time, Bordeaux. Although we began with a Chenin to clear our palates. Christina, who was in town visiting from London, was curious to try this Jasnieres, a tiny Loire … Continue reading Bordeaux, a Study.
Like all good Thanksgivings, Thanksgiving 2018 started with alpacas and a good old fashion chase. Paul (pictured below), my French friend I met in Hong Kong who joined the us for turkey day this year, worried this private property protector would bear arms, but I assured him Gladstone was, in my vast experience, largely nonviolent. … Continue reading Gobble, Gobble.