Champagne · Loire Valley · Natural Wine

A Very Special, Soul-Lifting Week In France

Something that’s kept me going through this extremely disheartening and terrifying political situation we’ve found ourselves in, over the past few months, has been the knowledge that I had an upcoming trip to France. France, of course, has its own challenges and is now also in the midst of a corruption-inflected election cycle—but exploring the wine regions… Continue reading A Very Special, Soul-Lifting Week In France

Champagne · Natural Wine · Sparkling Wine

Some Delicious Small-Producer Bubbles To Wash Away 2016

We are all going to need a lot of wine this holiday season, yes? It’s time for some really good bubbly. Try one of the bottles I’ve recommended for Vogue.com, and make sure to pop that cork nice and loud to give a big F-YOU to a terrible, emotional year; here’s hoping for a better… Continue reading Some Delicious Small-Producer Bubbles To Wash Away 2016

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

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

Champagne · Natural Wine · New York City · San Francisco · Sommeliers · Sparkling Wine

What To Drink This Fall, My Latest In Vogue

Fall’s crisp weather makes me thirsty for really great wine–and I don’t mean expensive, fancy wine. Just drinkable, tasty juice that I know will pair well with excellent food and company.  I’m sure you feel the same way. That’s why I asked the good people of San Francisco and New York’s sommelier worlds to chime… Continue reading What To Drink This Fall, My Latest In Vogue

Champagne · France · Rosé · Sparkling Wine · Wine

Picpoul + Limoux, Two Languedoc Appellations To Know

Catching up on updating this site with some of my recent coverage! I wrote about the deliciousness that is Picpoul, a truly underrated grape / appellation, for Food Republic. There are, in my mind, three white wines that are truly knock-out with oysters (excluding the whole sparkling category): Chablis, Muscadet, and Picpoul. And guess what–Picpoul… Continue reading Picpoul + Limoux, Two Languedoc Appellations To Know

Champagne · Uncategorized

Treat Yourself To Fancy Wines All Year Long!

Happy holidays! This Christmas gave me all the feels and also perhaps gout, because I’ve eaten so many ridiculous meals and had tons of amazing wine. Hopefully you’e done the same! To that end, I wrote about three kinds of splurgey, special-occasion wines for Vine Pair (read here). Now that Christmas has passed, perhaps you’ll find… Continue reading Treat Yourself To Fancy Wines All Year Long!