California · Champagne · Natural Wine

Orange Wine in L.A. (And Many Other Places); Fancy Holiday Wines

After following the orange wine trail around L.A. last month, I wrote about some of the highlights of that city’s wine scene, as well as about orange wine in general, for MUNCHIES. Read here. And over on Vogue.com, I share some recommendations for special, delicious, but not extremely expensive wines that will definitely impress whatever… Continue reading Orange Wine in L.A. (And Many Other Places); Fancy Holiday Wines

Chefs · Natural Wine · New York City · Not My President · Politics

Mange La Résistance: How NYC Chefs Are Fighting Back Against Trump

Here’s the best news you’ve had in the past few weeks: New York City chefs have made a bold gesture to demonstrate that they support immigrants who live in this country, and created a way for people who are devastated by the election results to get involved in resistance. It’s a really simple idea that can… Continue reading Mange La Résistance: How NYC Chefs Are Fighting Back Against Trump

Asian Food · California · Chefs · Restaurants

Of Grain Bowls, Chopsticks, Hidden Gems, and L.A.

For a New Yorker, visiting L.A. conjures up cultural references from Woody Allen films, visions of Hollywood galas, and clichés about grain bowls at sidewalk cafés. Well, the latter, at least, rings one hundred percent true in my recent experience–but the grain bowls these days are not so plain, as I found out during a… Continue reading Of Grain Bowls, Chopsticks, Hidden Gems, and L.A.

Natural Wine · New York City · Oregon Wine · Urban Wineries

Being-Together, With Wine, And Supporting Domestic Winemakers

Earlier today, I sat down to work on the article about orange wine that I started last week, and I thought: “Ugh. Who even cares?” It’s hard to reconcile writing about wine, food, the stuff of revelry, with the events of this week. It’s still too raw for me to formulate cogent words about what… Continue reading Being-Together, With Wine, And Supporting Domestic Winemakers

Brooklyn · France · Natural Wine · New York City

Meet The “Crazy French Woman” Behind RAW Wine Fair

If you haven’t heard yet, here’s the good news: RAW Wine Fair, the natural wine expo originally founded in London, is popping-up in Bushwick next weekend, Sun + Mon Nov 6-7 (99 Scott Av in Brooklyn, a 5-minute walk from the Jefferson L Train). There’s still time to get tickets–and you can also plan to attend… Continue reading Meet The “Crazy French Woman” Behind RAW Wine Fair

Champagne · Grower Champagne · New York City

The Ultimate Event And Book For Champagne Lovers

If you’ve ever had the chance to taste really good Champagne, you are undoubtedly aware of how special, terroir-driven, historical, and complex this famous bubbly wine from Northern France can be. There are some bad Champagnes out there, true, but with a bit of research it’s remarkably easy to find extraordinary Champagnes from growers and houses alike,… Continue reading The Ultimate Event And Book For Champagne Lovers