Mannie Berk of the Rare Wine Co. held a wee little Madeira dinner tonight at Hearth—and by “wee” I mean the “sickest line-up of old wines I’ve ever beheld in person.” I stood by somewhat slack-jawed as he pulled these incredibly old bottles out of his knapsack like a kid unloads his lunch box and […]
Monthly Archive for October, 2011
I found this clip today while rifling through the videos from our Europe trip. Here, we sit in France’s Southern Rhone Valley on the famed hill of Hermitage. **Wikipedia’s post about the history of the hill: “According to legend, the Knight Gaspard de Stérimberg returned home wounded in 1224 from the Albigensian Crusade and was […]
Cream of Asparagus soup, Breuckelen Whiskey on the rocks, Anthony Bourdain on the TV. All served on a Wine Spectator placemat.
I was fortunate enough to lead New York Post writer, Chris Erikson, through a tasting last week in anticipation of NY Cider Week; we had a blast (final article above–click to enlarge). Over the course of two hours, I poured eight different hard ciders from around the world and circled back to illustrate how the […]
Posted in Spirits on Oct 13th, 2011
There is a hiking trail that skirts the cliffs between the town of Monterrosso and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre region of Italy’s Ligurian coast. Taking approximately two hours, its winding path hugs the coast line of the Meditteranean and bobs and weaves through olive groves and steep vineyards. To this day, it is one of the most beautiful […]
NY Times, cheese danish, sunny patio in Astoria and the first Frappe I’ve had since we left Greece. I heart New York.
My colleague, Steven Solomon, our esteemed and talented designer for Hearth & Terroir (and by “talented,” I mean “borderline psychotic”; and by “esteemed,” I mean “capable of striking terror in the hearts of the holiest”) did this fine homage to Steve Jobs today. It’s clean, it’s simple and it’s powerful…much like the creative products this […]