Europe · Natural Wine · Restaurants · Sparkling Wine · Travel

It’s All Greek To Me, But Only Some Of It Is Worth Drinking

What’s old is new, and what’s new is old, right? Nowhere does that seem more true than within the culture of natural wine. After all the money spent on science and technology in the late 20th century, with the goal of creating a commercial wine industry, and thousands and thousands of wineries installing temperature-controlled, stainless… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Me, But Only Some Of It Is Worth Drinking

France · Loire Valley · Natural Wine · Travel

Loire Valley Trip Report

I’m writing from Paris, after a week in the Loire Valley and before that, a week in Alsace (which informed last week’s Vine Pair column on Riesling, Gewurtraminer, and Pinot Gris from Alsace; read here). I’m still coming down from the sleep-deprived, adrenaline-fueled high of visiting producers across the Loire Valley whose wines I first… Continue reading Loire Valley Trip Report

Brooklyn · Cocktails · Food · Restaurants · Travel

The Best Neighborhood For Eating And Drinking Is Bushwick, Plus Other Latest Stories

Today, Food Republic published my story on the neighborhood of Bushwick, which has in recent months become a destination dining neighborhood thanks to new, cutting-edge restaurants with next-level food and drink. Read it here. All of the restaurants discussed are excellent and highly-recommended! I especially suggest cocktails at Syndicated, and the ridiculously good burger at Maite,… Continue reading The Best Neighborhood For Eating And Drinking Is Bushwick, Plus Other Latest Stories