Escape from New York: Hudson, NY

It was just another one of those weekends when Ian and I had nothing on the books, but our need to leave the city was overwhelming. Adventure, or something like it, was calling. Hudson, NY is by no means an exotic getaway, but it promised some respite from the urban grind. Just two hours viaContinue reading “Escape from New York: Hudson, NY”

Message in a Bottle: “Dude, It’s Rosé Season”

Some times, you want to wander through Brooklyn on a gorgeous spring Sunday, call up one of your favorite people and share a bottle of wine at the hot neighborhood wine bar. All this before heading to said friend’s place to gorge on a large pizza and scream-chew through Game of Thrones. It’s all good,Continue reading “Message in a Bottle: “Dude, It’s Rosé Season””

Photo Essay: Tasting Southold Farm + Cellar | North Fork, Long Island

Sundays have become my day of adventure, apparently. Bored with brunch and general city going-ons, Ian and I have taken to exploring the greater New York-area and its environs, in-depth. Sometimes, it’s as close as the Upper West Side, or Brooklyn. Other times, it’s gallivanting off to rural Pennsylvania for a lumberjack festival. This week,Continue reading “Photo Essay: Tasting Southold Farm + Cellar | North Fork, Long Island”

Brooklyn Victory Garden: All of the Cheese, Please

A few weeks ago, on one of those fall Sundays that slap you in the face with fire-y leaves and clear skies, Ian took me on an adventure through the Upper West Side. Stately brownstones and single-family homes lined the shaded, narrow streets, while the sun peeked through the canopy of trees and cast an emerald-filtered shadow overContinue reading “Brooklyn Victory Garden: All of the Cheese, Please”

Wine Discovery: Louis-Antoine Luyt

So I get to do some pretty cool shit, like this last week: Wines of Chile hosted a Wine Bar War featuring four sommeliers from around NYC. Basically, it was a battle of pop-ups, but in this case, the medium wasn’t food but wine. “Alright,” you may be saying to yourself. “I can dig that.”Continue reading “Wine Discovery: Louis-Antoine Luyt”

Wine Craving: Red Tail Ridge’s Sparkling Teroldego

Listen up: if you’re not currently drinking wine from the Finger Lakes, you’re missing out. And if you’re not drinking Red Tail Ridge, well, I feel sorry for you, your kids and your future grandkids. Red Tail Ridge first came on my radar a few months back, when I doing research for an endangered grapes storyContinue reading “Wine Craving: Red Tail Ridge’s Sparkling Teroldego”

Debunking Wine Myths: Big Bad Sulfites

You’ve seen it on wine bottles before: “Contains sulfites.” Ooooh, scary! Right? Well, thanks in large part to US labeling laws, you may have attributed your post-vino headache or congestion to the wine’s “sulfites.” You may have even “discovered” that you are allergic to them. Hate to break it to you, but you most likely aren’t.  In fact, onlyContinue reading “Debunking Wine Myths: Big Bad Sulfites”

Chill Out… with Red Wine!

The mercury is sky-high now, and it’s not gonna drop anytime soon. We’re in it for the long haul, people! Now normally, I’m the first to advocate reaching for a glacier-cold bottle of white or rosé, but you know what? Not this week! No, fellow oenophiles and vino-noobs, this week, I’m telling you to grab a bottleContinue reading “Chill Out… with Red Wine!”