Wine

Nov 14

Talkin’ Turkey, Drinkin’ Juice.

Poll 30 people about their Thanksgiving wine preferences, and you might find yourself in a bit of an algorithmic pickle— you’ll likely get 30 distinct responses. I know because I’ve tried it, and I spent better than a decade in…
May 18

The Experimental Herbalist: Diet and My Pursuit of Personal Energy

Living a life with Deborah equates to plenty of exciting culinary exploration, and this has now been my delight for nearly a decade! The “healthful hedonism” of consuming whole foods, with whole ingredients, prepared by someone with experience and a…
Apr 05

Something’s Gotta Give: My Initiative For Fragrance-Neutral Dining

The restaurant business. I know it well, from both sides of the table. I’ve done my share of dining out, for business and for sport. I’ve proudly been part of the wait staff at several of NYC’s most elite dining…
Oct 26

Savor The Season: DRIVEN’s Autumn Wine Roundup for 2015

Welcome, Autumn! And with it, welcome not just to the sense-worthy nuances that signal the change of seasons, like the crisp air, the colorful foliage and the sound of leaf blowers in the distance. I’m talking about autumn from a…
Aug 12

Everyone’s Favorite Word: Flapjacks!

Sometimes we call them pancakes, but that word just seems way too conventional for the type we have in mind. Ours aren’t the kind you‘d slather in maple syrup at breakfast; these are the sort you’d serve alongside a steak…
Aug 09

Hudson Redux: Why I Keep Returning to This Fascinating River Town

A stretch of Warren Street, Hudson’s extensive and historic main business drag. Back in the spring, I had posted an article titled A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers, detailing my weekend getaway with Deborah to the city…
Jul 29

Saugerties by Storm: Small-Town Charm Awaits at the Foot of The Catskills

Exploring historic Hudson Valley villages can become a New Yorker’s hobby. Deborah and I have done our share, and I periodically report upon all the worthwhile nooks and crannies that are just a Zipcar ride away from NYC. One special…
Jun 21

Summer Sipping Wine Event: The Lost Recipes

There’s been quite a bit of animated conversation in the 5 weeks following our Spring & Summer Sipping wine and food pairing event. Most of it has been centered on the food part. I’ve been gradually posting my recipes for…
May 27

5 Restaurants, 3 Vermouths, & an Art Exhibit: The Other Side of Bridgehampton

Last month I raved on and on about the Channing Daughters Winery portion of the trip Deb and I took to the South Fork of Long Island. Having waxed so nostalgic about the week-old experience sampling Refosco and Lagrein, I…
May 22

Things That Make NY Great: T.Edward Wines

T.Edward’s 20th Anniversary Tasting took things to the next level….literally! Wine tasting trade shows in NYC are always an adventure, but never so much as when the hosting distributor is one of the “Big Ten”, as I like to refer…