Posts Written OnAugust 29, 2012

Fracking Debate: Energy CEO Admits PR Mistakes, But Opponents Still Suspicious

Is Chris Faulkner, the CEO of Breitling Oil & Gas, the perfect messenger for fracking’s future — or the most frightening man in the industry? It depends on your perspective. Joyce Hunt, co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards on Keuka Lake, considers Faulkner the latter. “He’s so slick, a lot of people will probably believe what he says,” Hunt told me. “That’s what’s so frightening.” Hydrofracking has never had a spokesman as effective as Faulkner. He’s become known as the energy CEO who will go after his own industry for failling to communicate effectively with the public. Faulkner, in previous interviews,…

Fork Finds: McCall Ranch Beef, Cutchogue, NY

It’s not quite as adventurous as offal, but there’s something kind of wrong and taboo about eating your juicy burger in front of other cows. It seems rude. After all, the sandwich you’re enjoying used to be their friend. But in a world where *not* eating local is virtually a felony, it was only a matter of time until the North Fork would have access to neighborhood red meat. A region with an abundance of produce, seafood, and wine grown in our backyards would eventually need more protein to balance out the food pyramid or food plate or whatever they call it these days. Beef could join…

Katie Myers Joins NYCR Team

Today I’m happy to announce that Katie Myers has joined the NYCR team as our newest New York City-based correspondent. I’ve known Katie virtually — through Twitter, mostly — for a couple years now and her passion for wine and food oozes through the screen. When we met at WBC11, it was even more apparent. She works for Zebulon, North Carolina-based Nomacorc, is a contributor to Palate Press, and I think will bring a unique perspective to our coverage of New York Wine. Katie can be found on Twitter at @KatieDrinksWine. Please join me in welcoming her to the team.