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

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

New York City · TV · Wine

There’s A Great Wine Bar Pop-Up Happening Right Now

There’s a great wine bar pop-up happening . . . right now (in Manhattan). Sorry if you missed tonight’s, but you can go tomorrow! I meant to post about this a few days ago so people would know about it, but got too busy. Hopefully those of you who actually read my blog (you exist,… Continue reading There’s A Great Wine Bar Pop-Up Happening Right Now

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”

Biodynamics · California · Oregon · Spain · Wine

Tempranillo Time on Eater!

I discovered some really amazing bottles of Tempranillo while working on this article. I think it’s really cool to study a grape this way, and see how variations in climate, viticulture, and oaking practices can produce radically different versions of the same varietal. It also sounds like some really interesting, political changes are at work right… Continue reading Tempranillo Time on Eater!