Stoked to hear, hot off the presses of the Beard Foundations Twitter account, that my boss/colleague/compatriot/rebel-rouser/mentor/fearless maniac, Paul Grieco, just won the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional.
This is awesome, well-deserved news for me and all the other glorious misfits that call Hearth & Terroir home. Well done, Paul.
In honor of this glorious occasion, Paul will be planting 12 hairs of his devilishly long goatee in slate-filled vineyards all over the world…but mostly in the Mosel.
I was reminded of a movie clip we made (driven by the great Steven Solomon)—a long time ago it seems—when we were opening Terroir-Tribeca in April 2010. We shot this footage unassumingly, and told ourselves we couldn’t stop it, or edit it. In it, you get a close look at some of the characters in our bizarre world—including some classic moments with Paul.