Over the past two weeks I have gotten a small glimpse into the awesomeness that is South Africa. I keep repeating "this is so beautiful, this is stunning," but it doesn't seem to do justice to how spectacularly beautiful this country is. From the beaches to the mountains, and even up into the expansive desert, … Continue reading A Few Thoughts on ZA
Airports have become my blog hub, so lucky for you, over the next few months you have a barrage of posts coming at ya. Instead of trying to catch up on an entire month, here's a look at the last week: Rieslingfeier. All Riesling (except 1 Sauv Blanc) with a ton of surprises! Donnhoff, Trimbach, … Continue reading The Beginning.
The difference a year makes. Above, my last run of 2016.... My last run of 2017, a decidedly different view. Ah, Brooklyn.... As I'm going back through my old wine notebooks, scouring for examples for my pending Master of Wine exam, I'm realizing how much has happened in this seemingly very fast and short year. … Continue reading Done did, 2017 Style
Perhaps it's the holidays, or perhaps I just have epicurean-ly talented friends, but this week has been all about the home cooked meal. My new colleague Derrick (@dpaezwine) is, in fact, a chef. The next time you need to hire, I suggest you look to a chef. Not only is he super friendly, organized, and … Continue reading I Eat, They Cook.
There's a reason Chateau Musar has the greatest and furthest reaching reputation of all the wines of Lebanon; it's great stuff. This was our first stop on our 3 day intensive tour, and it really set the benchmark for what's achievable in these arid soils. We began with a tour through the winery, which avoided … Continue reading Moar Lebs: Chateau Musar
Over a month ago I returned from my week in Lebanon, and here I am just getting around to getting any thoughts together. I supposed it's because I have a lot of thoughts to gather. How about we start big picture? Lebanon is without a doubt one of the strangest places I have ever visited. … Continue reading Lebanon
Sitting at the makeshift United lounge at the end of terminal xxx, after being told One Time passes won't be honored at the convenient lounges (what's the point United!?), I reflect on my Chelsea bucket list. Fail on all fronts. See, today marks my last unofficial day as a Chelsea resident. For now. Gone are … Continue reading The End of Days: Chelsea Edition