St. Nicholas de Bourgueil (100% Cabernet Franc), La Mine, Yannick Amarault, 2008, Loire Valley Southampton Publick House, Vic (antique porter aged in oak), New York Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge (100% Pinot Noir), Phillipe Colin, 2008, Côte de Beaune
Monthly Archive for November, 2011
B.R. Rolya, my rep from Shelton Brothers Importers, stopped by Hearth today with a cornucopia of new beers for me to try for the winter season. Hot damn, on days like this when everything that hits my palate snaps me to attention, I’m reminded of three things: 1) I love beer. 2) There is a […]
First Friday night in the new apartment. Still surrounded by a sea of boxes but after a long work week and late nights of cobbling together furniture, it’s time to put the dogs up and kick it Repasado style. ¡Salud!
One of our Russian movers looks exactly like Flea. When he said he didn’t know who that is, I showed him this pic. Which he liked very much.
After 6 1/2 years at the tall grey building on the corner across from C Town, tomorrow morning we move to a bigger stable. Goodbye 32-06; you’ve been an awesome place to hang the hat. Here’s to hoppier beers and greener pastures ahead…
Yesterday, on a fine November day in Brooklyn— as the temperature soared to nearly 70 degrees and our sun-deprived flesh once again met it’s warm rays— twelve competitors stepped behind the bar of the Clover Club to do battle. Brandishing their Sherry-filled libation armaments, they let loose for a panel of esteemed judges and a crowd […]
Oh hell yeah.
Our apartment is filled to the brim with boxes of our belongings as we prepare to move out for bigger digs down the block. Got an organic chicken roasting in the oven and some cauliflower and potatoes on deck. What better time than now to crack some damn bubbly? Based in the North Fork of […]
Just two weeks ago, I wrote about the mesmerizing hike along the cliff that connects the towns of Monterrosso and Vernazza in Italy’s Cinque Terre. Yesterday, I froze as I read the disturbing news on Rick Steves’ website about the natural disaster that befell the area last week: “…with a freakishly intense rainstorm — like […]