Tradeshows & Tastings Oh My

Vins de mes Amis

Another year, another round of trade shows, tastings, and winery visits in Europe.  This year’s trip was a quickie, as I had a ton of things to do in the US.  In addition, I was on the move almost every day, which made this one a very tiring visit to the Continent. A day after […]

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We’re Growing!

And so it has come to this. After 18 months of importing, going from 3 states to 15, and from a handful of wineries to almost 20, we are ready to grow up and make more of a mark on the world.  Yes, we are looking to add a special person to our little family. […]

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Tastings!

The year has gotten off to a crazy start: tons of work, lots of work-withs and, of course, tastings, where I’ll be pouring my wines in the New York City area. That’s the fun part, where I get to meet fellow wine-lovers or even plain civilians who are curious, but afraid of wine. I really […]

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Where Winos Dine

Well, we can’t just drink, can we? I mean, wine is meant to be enjoyed with food and friends and family, not all alone. If you start doing that, you might need some assistance… No, good wine is designed to go with good food, both adding their virtues to the experience of life. When the […]

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Never Forget: September 11, 2001

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Summer’s Bounty Part Deux: Upstate NY

  New York is known for many things, most of them ironically being on the very edges of the state: New York City, Niagara Falls, Lake George. But what many people don’t realize is how beautiful and lush the very heart of the land is. Filled with huge natural parks and tons of villages with […]

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The Muscadet has Arrived!

Well, just in time for Spring’s warmer weather and amid all the bad news about the economy and the world, some good news, at least for me and for lovers of well-priced, well-made Muscadet. Jean-Pascal Aubron’s 2007 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur Lie Grand Fief de l’Audigere has finally arrived in New York. The […]

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I Love New York- Sripraphai

There are always small, hidden, out of the way places that can make a trip to the boroughs really worth it. For Manhattanites, it’s sometimes inconceivable that there’s anything worthwhile outside the borders of our little island, but there you have it. It’s a mind-blowing myopia for a city that calls itself the center of […]

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I Love New York- Wine Bars

The mallification of New York continues apace, with Duane Reades, CVS (CVI?) and banks sprouting up on corners all about the city. What was once a vibrant metropolis filled with mom and pop stores which reflected their neighborhoods is rapidly becoming the Mall of America, a Las Vegas version of itself, cleaned and respectable, just […]

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Never Forget: September 11, 2001

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Meet the Winemaker!

Fabrice and his mom at ViniSud I am really excited, this week I am hosting the first of my winemakers to visit New York. Fabrice Durou, of Chateau Gaudou, will be in town to show his wines and answer questions. We will be visiting a bunch of stores in Westchester on Wednesday, then spending the […]

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I love New York (the hidden one)

There are times when I forget how much I love New York. Despite the non-stop gentrification, the banks and drugstores on every corner and the loss of character in our once proud neighborhoods, there does remain a little bit of the Olde New York that I grew up with and grew to love. It hasn’t […]

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