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

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

France · Natural Wine · New York City · Wine

Support French Vignerons At Racines NY + Chambers Street This Month

It’s not easy to be a small wine producer anywhere in the world, but it has been particularly hard in France these past few years, with each vintage suffering from devastating frosts, hailstorms, and drought. Some of the producers I visited in the Loire Valley over the summer were anticipating that about 70 percent, or… Continue reading Support French Vignerons At Racines NY + Chambers Street This Month

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

New York City · Restaurants · Sommeliers · Wine

Latest Writings: How To Get Into The Somm / Wine Sales Professions

Happy early fall! The best season of year, at least here in New York. I’m back from travels in Champagne and South Africa, and while the jet-lag is strong, I’m diving into my notes and getting to work on stories. While I was away, my two-part series on wine industry jobs was published on VinePair:… Continue reading Latest Writings: How To Get Into The Somm / Wine Sales Professions