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 establishments. I even took the plunge and launched my own restaurant Goldie’s By The Bridge…

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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 palate-centric vantage point. Welcome to Brussels sprouts, acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Welcome to heartier…

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Whether you’re hosting Christmas dinner, or attending a holiday party this year, deciding which wines to serve or bring as a gift can add stress to an already dizzying list of seasonal tasks. With a sophisticated wine culture in full swing today in NYC, many of us feel the pressure to have been “born with”…

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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 or a salmon. Our newly-famous Black Bean & Sweet Potato Flapjacks were such a hit…

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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 the evening’s scrumptious fare, and until now, only 3 have remained outstanding. Well, by popular…

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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 made it seem as if we didn’t even eat. The truth is, there was a…

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Last Wednesday saw WAC’s first wine event of 2014, and a wealth of free-flowing delight amongst its participants. Spring & Summer Sipping, an informal investigation of warm-weather wines and their suitable food accompaniments, was attended by seventeen ladies (and two gentlemen) with their tasting caps on, their appetites ferocious, and their need for networking unbridled.…

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What would a lesson in Wine List Navigation be without a sweet surrender to the temptation of sipping on a little vino and snacking on some strategic homemade munchies? That’s just what I encouraged at my March 26th workshop, as the ladies in attendance watched the corks pop, the juice flow, and the food flourish….Quinoa…

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If you read our Thanksgiving wine blog post from last week, you hopefully dialed down your holiday stress level a bit, and narrowed the field for yourself on Thanksgiving wine choices. So, I’m back this week to complicate things all over again by letting you in on secret about wine and food pairing in general—…

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