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May’s Local with Local Pairing

The goal of my new "Local with Local" series is to not only show how well Long Island food goes with Long Island wine, but also to make it easier for people to try putting the two together at home. For our inaugural p...


Empire Oenophile in Edible Brooklyn’s Spring Issue

The fine folks at Edible Brooklyn have gotten around to posting the current issue, Spring 2007, on their website, so now I can point you to my first "Empire Oenophile" column there(It’s a pdf). I think you’...


Reminders: Wine Blogging Wednesday and Brooklyn Uncorked

Tomorrow is going to be a fun day, that’s for sure. For one, it’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #33, with mid-priced wines from the Midi as the theme. Don’t worry Marcus, I won’t let the rest of the day’...


Gary Vaynerchuck Just Bought Cork’d. Is he the Next Rupert Murdoch?

This just in: Gary Vaynerchuk, everyone’s favorite wine vlogging superstar, has just agreed to purchase cork’d as a part of a newly formed company (which he will head). On the surface, this might not sound like big ...


Brooklyn Oenology Launches Website

What, you’ve never heard of Brooklyn Oenology? Don’t feel bad. I hadn’t heard about them until fairly recently myself. But, they’ve launched a new website this week. Basically, they’ve bought some ...


Clotilde’s Book Comes Out Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Chocolate & Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a Parisian Kitchen will hit bookshelves for the first time, and I couldn’t be happier for its author Clotilde Dusoulier. Yes that Clotilde, the fun, hungry writer be...

A Belated Happy Mother’s Day

Yeah, so I’m a day late with this post, but we had a busy weekend…mostly celebrating Nena’s first Mother’s Day. Some weekend highlights include: Stopping at Roanoke Vineyards for their De Rosa launch par...


May Selections: The New York Cork Club

It’s May…spring has finally come to Long Island and that means warmer weather, the beginnings of local produce and–for me anyway–a turn to crisp, fresh white wines. This month’s selections for the ...