Turkey Wines

Ruh roh

It’s almost that time of the year again, Thanksgiving! Time to gather the family, roast a turkey, eat until you can’t move and grab a few bottles of good vino so you can handle said family and food.  Luckily I’m here to help you wash away your woes with a list of delicious wines that […]

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Happy Birthday America!

  Ribs, New York City style Well, it’s summer in the city, so the wine business is slow and sleepy. What’s a budding entrepreneur with a growing business to do? I suppose it means I should be travelling, but I’m trying to watch expenses and set up sales networks for the Fall. I am also […]

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I Love New York: Sri Lankan Brunch

  I’ve said it many times before, but we really are blessed in this maddening, crazy city of ours. As a food and wine lover, this is doubly so. Oh, sure, anyone with enough money can hit the high-end places, but where’s the fun in that? You’re almost guaranteed a great experience (note I said […]

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I Love New York – Sripriphai Part Deux

Yes, I’ve written about this place before, but frankly it’s worth revisiting. Another hidden gem just outside the sacrosanct boundaries of Manhattan, this restaurant offers some of the best Thai food in the city, if not the best. I have a friend who says that another place, which I will visit soon, is better, but […]

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Pizza!

  The wild onion pizza Damn that looks good, doesn’t it? I love pizza. Actually, let me rephrase that, I love good pizza. Not the gooey, greasy, sloppy stuff you get at Ray’s, Original Ray’s, Famous Ray’s, Famous Original Ray’s or any iteration of Ray’s that exists in the time-space continuum (I am convinced when […]

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Local Food, Imported Wines

Eric Azimov has an interesting article in today’s NY Times about locavore restaurants in California which also serve European wines. It would seem to be hypocritical, but in many ways I can understand why they do this. Truth be told, most, not all, CA wines don’t go with food. But before you get your panties […]

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Summer’s Bounty

  Summertime means fresh fruit and vegetables, their odors filling the house with the freshness of life. Even despite a ridiculously rainy season, the farmers markets are full of vibrant colors and odors, all vying for our attention. The fantastic basil, above, has made my fridge smell so good that I want to curl up […]

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A Dinner at 11 Madison Park

There are times in life when everything comes together in the right way. The stars and planets line up to make the moment sweeter, the memory last longer, and the experience fuller. These points in our lives are fleeting and far too few in between, but when they do occur, one must try to savor […]

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