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

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

Brooklyn · France · Natural Wine · Wine

It’s Muscadet + Oyster Season, Here’s A Guide To This Loire Valley White Wine

For Brooklyn Magazine, I wrote about one of my favorite white wines, Muscadet, with the help of awesome head bartender Will Elliott, of Maison Premiere and the newly-opened Sauvage. Check out my story on Muscadet here. And then go out and drink some delicious Muscadet! I’m headed to France now, and will be there until the… Continue reading It’s Muscadet + Oyster Season, Here’s A Guide To This Loire Valley White Wine

Brooklyn · New York City · Restaurants · Wine

New Website Feature: My Most Useful Articles For Learning Abt Wine + Restaurants

People ask me two things, quite often: What kind of wine should I drink? Where should I eat? My answer, much of the time, to the first question is, “Whatever you want! But probably Chenin, or Gamay. . . ” (not very helpful) and for the second question I usually just start waxing poetic about the… Continue reading New Website Feature: My Most Useful Articles For Learning Abt Wine + Restaurants

Brooklyn · Chefs · Cooking · Food · Women

Meet The #LadyChef Who Cooks For Marc Jacobs (And Throws Secret Dance Parties)

Why is Marc Jacobs’ personal chef throwing secret dance parties in Chinatown? How did she come up with that insanely beautiful activated charcoal-dusted squid dish, served at a pop-up dinner in a hot sauce boutique? Who is Lauren Gerrie, anyway, and why is she so damn talented? Answers in my profile of this dynamic, self-made… Continue reading Meet The #LadyChef Who Cooks For Marc Jacobs (And Throws Secret Dance Parties)

Brooklyn · Europe · Mezcal · Spirits · Wine

The Intrigue of Mezcal

A few weeks ago, I had the incredible experience of traveling to Oaxaca with El Silencio, one of the newer mezcal brands on the scene. We visited their palenque in San Baltazar, drank a lot of Espadín, and held a fairly raucous cocktail competition with bartenders from all over. Wine press trips, by the way, pale in… Continue reading The Intrigue of Mezcal

Brooklyn · Natural Wine · New York City · Uncategorized

Article + Photos From The Big Glou

I’m just back from two weeks in France, jet-lagged and writing at 5am. It turns out that an impassioned blog post I wrote in my hotel room, in Peripgnan (the Roussillon), was not actually published. Probably a good thing? While I was away, my article about The Big Glou finally came out in Brooklyn Magazine (it… Continue reading Article + Photos From The Big Glou