I’m on a work and tasting group binge this weekend, so no updates. Check back Monday.
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If you had asked me on July 5th, 2008 when I moved to New York City if I thought that in two and half years I would be sent to Champagne based on my ability to taste sparkling wine I … Continue reading
Early Vogue Magazine Covers, mid 1910s At a recent industry tasting, one of New York’s top floor sommeliers (he works at a long-standing Michelin 3-star, New York Times 4-star restaurant) suggested, “I want to open two restaurants. I’ll call one … Continue reading
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, Umberto Boccioni As a sommelier, I have an interior battle with the fact that I don’t actually create the product I most frequently work with. I don’t assemble the flavors in the bottle. I’m … Continue reading
Zaha Hadid at López de Heredia The last six months have been quite full for me. I’ve been so busy discovering and keeping up with life in New York that I haven’t been able to share any of my experiences, … Continue reading
Rosé: a study in pink It’s hot. That means rosé for a lot of people. But how does wine get pink? There aren’t pink grapes. There’s red. There’s white. This happens several ways. The first, and the most unlikely, is … Continue reading
I recently wrote this for a two-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Bordeaux scholarship program the Court of Master Sommelier’s is offering. Keep your fingers crossed for me. “The soil in Saint-Estèphe is primarily gravel with a clay base; in Saint-Émillion, Cheval … Continue reading
Let it be said that I am an acid freak. I love ripping high acid wines: Loire Chenin Blanc, German Riesling, white Burgundy, Nebbiolo of any sort, Barbera, cool-vintage red Burgundy. I’ll extend that to beers. I have found my … Continue reading
The Tangled Vine was reviewed in Time Out this week. I’m pretty sure the “Barman” they’re talking about is me, since I’m the only guy who was working behind the bar when the review was written. Check it out here.
Yes, I drink wine as well. An old friend of mine treated me and one of her business associates to some serious drinking last night. When industry people and wine geeks get together, there’s usually some pretty serious drinking. I … Continue reading