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 · 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 · Cocktails · France · Natural Wine · Wine · Women

A New Appellation, Ivy Mix Profile

My last two Eater articles have been so nerdy. And I fear it’s just the beginning. First, I wrote about the question: Should natural wine become an “official” category? It’s a real issue in France, at the moment. Thanks to the Big Glou (which, soon, you’ll hear more about, when my article about that tasting… Continue reading A New Appellation, Ivy Mix Profile

Mezcal · Spirits · TV · Wine · Women

Wine For Netflix, Mezcal, Breaking Wine “Rules”

Is anyone else tired of those sponsored Twitter ads, for the “Netflix of wine,” showing a woman nursing an oversized glass of red? Well, ignore the “Netflix of wine,” because I think we need wine for Netflix. Yes, I know–like me, you’ve also begun binge-watching House of Cards Season 4! And possibly you also blazed through the… Continue reading Wine For Netflix, Mezcal, Breaking Wine “Rules”

Sake · Wine · Women

Sake School And 10 Things All Women Should Know About Wine

I was determined to make 2016 the year I branched out from wine, and started learning about other delicious beverages that are equally as complex and interesting: sake, beer, mezcal, Scotch, coffee, and so on. So, I dove right in with a primer on sake, for Vine Pair. The piece was really fun to work on,… Continue reading Sake School And 10 Things All Women Should Know About Wine

South Africa · Wine · Women

A Young Importer Who’s Moving South African Wine Forward

Not sure if many of you know this but, before I wrote about wine and food, I was an aspiring anthropologist! Made it through a master’s and got reeeeeally close to going on to PhD. I would have one day maybe taught your kids about Levi-Strauss and cultural relativity! Instead, maybe I’ll teach them about… Continue reading A Young Importer Who’s Moving South African Wine Forward

Personal Essays · Wine · Women · Writing

Writing About Women In Wine

Recently, PUNCH (one of my fave websites about booze) published a really thoughtful essay on how female winemakers are portrayed differently than their male counterparts. Specifically, the author is talking about so-called “rebel” winemakers, who are working independently (no corporate funding), and often making low-intervention, natural wines. The author is pointing out that, when it… Continue reading Writing About Women In Wine