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.
November 4th, 2018 I completed my first marathon. I ran the entire way, only stopping when I thought I had finished, which happened to be on three different occasions, but never stopping for water, never stopping to rest or stretch, and never ever stopping to walk. For this I am proud, especially given the proverbial … Continue reading NYC Marathon 2018.
Friday evening on October 26th Tribeca Wine Merchants hosted the most undeniably special wine dinner (wine lunch is another story...) I have had the pleasure in which to take part. The premise alone is the stuff of legends; 10 bottles of Cros Parantoux, the most mythical and allusive vineyard in Burgundy, dating back three decades. Then … Continue reading An Embarrassment of Riches: Cros Parantoux Edition
As mentioned previously, last Saturday I went to the Acker auction with Rob. Turns out the NYC auctions are even more ridiculous than the HK auctions in terms of wines, quite literally, on the table. Everyone brings a bottle, in my case a Cristal 2008 which was absolutely fab, and as the day wears on, … Continue reading Acker Auction.
Last Sunday was supposed to be my biggest run to date at 17 miles, yet after 17 miles of cruising along with my new Adidas (by Stella McCartney <3), Camelpak, and pocket full of Oreos (let’s be real, Joe Joe Os), I was feeling fine enough despite some aches and pains, and decided to push … Continue reading Just. Do. It.
Last year I had a group of "Lady Bosses" who met monthly for a themed wine tasting. As people grew busy, moved away, lost interest, whatever, the group fell by the wayside. But, very importantly, it was in this group that I first met some incredible ladies who have henceforth become very dear friends as … Continue reading Borderless.
Marathon training continues with the longest run to date, 12. Saturday, despite oppressive humidity, I managed 12 miles. Although Strava tried to cheat me out of 2. There's usually an announcement at the completion of every mile about time and your pace over the last mile. After running for what seemed like forever with no … Continue reading 12 Miles.