France · Rosé · Wine

More In “Rosé Is Real Wine”

If you have never experienced a “serious” rosé–made with just as much care and consideration as any red wine, and with aging potential–then please check out my guide to some very interesting pink wines on Vine Pair, and seek out of these delicious bottles. Read here! In a similar vein, I wrote about age-worthy rosé for the… Continue reading More In “Rosé Is Real Wine”

Brooklyn · Chefs · New York City · Restaurants · Spirits · Women

Meet Sauvage’s Chef, The Ambitious, Fiery, Producer-Obsessed Lisa Giffen

Greetings, and I hope your 4th of July weekend was filled with delicious food and wine! Just one update here: I’m sure some of you who live in New York have already checked out Sauvage, which opened recently in Greenpoint (if you haven’t, I recommend it!). I profiled the ambitious, young, producer-obsessed chef there, Lisa… Continue reading Meet Sauvage’s Chef, The Ambitious, Fiery, Producer-Obsessed Lisa Giffen

Biodynamics · Natural Wine · Sommeliers

A Brief Response To A Heinously Unprofessional Piece Of Wine Writing

  Recently, the wine writer Stuart Pigott (his bio says “wine journalist,” but I see no evidence of such, in that a journalist provides actual balanced evidence from named sources to support a story) penned a series called “The Rise Of The Hipster Somm” (ugh, yes, I know—people do still use the word “hipster”) for… Continue reading A Brief Response To A Heinously Unprofessional Piece Of Wine Writing

Natural Wine · New York City · Restaurants · Rosé · Wine

Natural Wine on the Lower East Side / Aged Rosé

Double-header today! On Food Republic, I have a story about the natural wine scene on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. A loooot of drinking research went into this! And I collaborated with Erika DaSilva, a talented illustrator who also works as the general manager at Wildair. Read here.  In the August issue of Wine & Spirits, you can find… Continue reading Natural Wine on the Lower East Side / Aged Rosé

France · Loire Valley · Natural Wine · Travel

Loire Valley Trip Report

I’m writing from Paris, after a week in the Loire Valley and before that, a week in Alsace (which informed last week’s Vine Pair column on Riesling, Gewurtraminer, and Pinot Gris from Alsace; read here). I’m still coming down from the sleep-deprived, adrenaline-fueled high of visiting producers across the Loire Valley whose wines I first… Continue reading Loire Valley Trip Report

Latin America · Mezcal · Spirits · The Americas

On PUNCH: My Feature On The Scarcity Of Wild Agave Mezcal

A month and a half ago, I traveled to Oaxaca with Mezcal El Silencio, and stayed to do some independent journalism. Following that trip, I delved into research on the subject of wild agave mezcal, and its endangerment–as well as the measures industry insiders are taking toward sustainability. Check out my feature on PUNCH here. (And that’s… Continue reading On PUNCH: My Feature On The Scarcity Of Wild Agave Mezcal