France · Grower Champagne · Natural Wine · Paris

What Does One Drink During A Heat Wave In Paris?

The answer: anything and everything. Lots of water, cold cold beer, and soooo much vin de soif. Paris, and most of Europe, is just emerging from a terrible heatwave. This past week, an energy-zapping, torturous, four-day cloud of brutally strong sunshine and 37 degree Celsius temperatures made the entire city into a greenhouse. My brain felt… Continue reading What Does One Drink During A Heat Wave In Paris?

Terre Magazine · Wine · Writing

How To Pitch Any Magazine, But Especially How To Pitch Terre

Now that I’m the new editor of a print publication, I am fielding pitches, and I think it’s time to share some guidelines as to how that’s done. Because I’m getting a lot of these kinds of pitches from writers: “Hey! I’m happy to write about something related to cider in California. Here’s a story… Continue reading How To Pitch Any Magazine, But Especially How To Pitch Terre

Natural Wine · New York City · Restaurants · Rosé

Meet Sprudge Wine (And My Fave Rosés This Year)

There’s a new kid on the wine journalism block (and no, I’m not referring to my own magazine, which has just about 24 hours left in its Kickstarter campaign if you want to pre-order Issue 1). I’m talking about Sprudge Wine, an offspring of the madly popular coffee website Sprudge. The editor, Jordan Michelman, has… Continue reading Meet Sprudge Wine (And My Fave Rosés This Year)

Amphora Wine · Georgian Wine · Natural Wine

Lost In Qvevriland: My Story On Georgian Wine & Food Culture In MUNCHIES

My feature on traveling around the Republic of Georgia, learning about the world’s oldest wine culture and qvevri winemaking and gorging on incredible, homemade food and orange wines–and the famous local grape brandy, cha cha–is up now on MUNCHIES. You can read it here. I’ve also got a blog post up with more extensive tasting notes… Continue reading Lost In Qvevriland: My Story On Georgian Wine & Food Culture In MUNCHIES

Natural Wine · New York City · Paris · Terre Magazine

The First Thing I’m Going To Do When I Get To Paris

Joan Didion: “It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my finger upon the moment it ended, can never cut… Continue reading The First Thing I’m Going To Do When I Get To Paris

Natural Wine · Terre Magazine · Women · Writing

Terre Magazine Featured In Edible Brooklyn

I’m still so high off the incredible excursion earlier this month in Georgia. Stay tuned for my full story on the country’s wine and food culture soon on Vice MUNCHIES, and in the meantime I’ve put up some detailed tasting notes on this blog. But this month has continued to be a gem, because the… Continue reading Terre Magazine Featured In Edible Brooklyn

Amphora Wine · Georgian Wine · Natural Wine

Notes On The Natural Wine Revolution In Georgia

There is so much happening in the natural wine scene in Georgia, it’s impossible to recount it all here, but I’m going to share some of my tasting notes. Briefly, if you’re not familiar with Georgian wines: the country has been making wine continuously for about 8000 years, and there are shards of qvevri (the clay amphorae… Continue reading Notes On The Natural Wine Revolution In Georgia