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The Bar Cart - an essential to home entertaining, has become an effective driver for our current drinking habits. Everyone is "building up" their home bar with the three-martini lunch era in mind. It's really becoming the home wine cellar of the 80's and 90's. I've seen friends curate back vintages of Campari and [...]
As the clouds sit low in the sky with malice, foreboding yet another late summer rain, I find myself scrolling through all of my pictures from my trip to L.A. It was mid July and I was being flown, graciously, by one of my wine distributors to attend an intensive seminar on Austrian Riesling - [...]
About a month ago I wrote an article for Eater's Ask A Somm series. The topic I covered was Which Country Is Offering The Best Value Wines. I have to say, this was a personal milestone for me, as I have always regarded Eater as one of the better restaurant news/information sources, and the Ask A Somm series [...]
"It's me. It's mine. That's all, just drink." The simple, yet stongly indicative words of Flavian Nowack, winemaker at Champagne Nowack. He is one of several young and inspiring winemakers within, or better yet, creating this generational shift in the wine world. More and more I am finding wines that take me, pleasantly, by surprise with their [...]