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. […]
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One year ago today, Kat and I donned backpacks and boarded a plane to Paris. What followed was a 93-day journey which wound us through Europe, with only wine and beer as our compass. 8 countries, 34 hotels, 9 rental cars…and 3 years of dreaming. Like ants in a newly-begun ant farm, we forged our […]
On March 29th, 2011, Kat and I landed in Paris. For the next 93 days, we wandered through the backroads of Europe on a wine and beer journey we had dreamed about for years. While there are many lenses we can see this trip through (and trust us, with over 1500 video clips on our […]
On a sunny day this April, we made our way to the château of winemaker, Nicolas Joly*, in France’s Loire Valley. What transpired was the greatest navigational nightmare I’ve ever fallen prey to. After hours of being squawked at by a maniacal GPS device, we finally rolled up to his estate…this video documents our day […]
What do you get when you mix jet lag, Quasimodo and Belgian beer all into a baguette? Well, it would probably look something like this… Just before we packed up our bags to move on to our next journey, we made a little ode to the city of Paris.
Human excess. Sheer spectacle. The “world’s largest,” the “world’s most expensive,” the “world’s prettiest,” the “world’s _____.” Yep, you get it. Bring on the superlatives, people, cause it’s Vegas, baby, Vegas. After being oddly obsessed with it since my childhood—I mean have you seen ‘Bugsy’? Yowza, that on-screen romance between Warren Beatty and Annette Bening […]
Before setting sail for battle, it is best to drink rum. And a shitload of it. In fact, why don’t you light it on fire first to add a bit of toasty courage to your gullet (video below)? So goes the wisdom of the Ron Cremat. This past weekend, my wife and I were once […]
As I sit here looking down on the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip from my 40th floor perch in the sky, December seems like a blur. As anyone who works in the food & beverage industry can attest, the month of December is no short of an all-out waterboarding session. The hours, the […]
We traveled from all parts of the tri-state area; in sporadic clumps, we trickled into New Jersey Beer Company like seafarers in need of a warm pub. Brew York #4 was about to go down in the history books. BrewYork is a collective of beer bloggers, homebrewers and professional brewers whose mission is to promote […]
My first feature article for New York Cork Report came out today. I was originally asked by Lenn Thompson, my editor, who I’d like to write about in the NYC beer scene–I chose Kelso of Brooklyn. I’d heard the tales of brewmaster Kelly Taylor; what a great guy he was, how he made the beer […]
We came by boat. We drank with tiny cups. We conquered the crowds? Brewfest 2010 has come and gone. For some, it was an afternoon of craft beer heaven. For others, it was like being trapped on an island of thirsty, angry savages with the mere mirage of food and beer only on the horizon. […]
North Williamsburg. On a rather desolate block, a mini-Mecca for libation lovers awaits in two-story glory. Be you beer geek, cocktail purist or refined wino, this is your place. All under one gloriously designed roof and with a level of hospitality that will warm any NY’ers heart. The Counting Room, at 44 Barry Street in Brooklyn, plays […]
Year: 2050 “Grandpa, what’s that?” “Well, that’s a wine bottle, honey” “A what?”
Like any good Irishman, I gave homage to the beer on St Patrick’s Day (and, like any good Irishman, it didn’t involve green food coloring). But unlike a good Irishman, it didn’t involve Stout or the hailing of the all-powerful Guinness. It involved Bavaria. And for posterity sake, i decided to film the event. Little […]
They say that any day brewing is a good day. I couldn’t agree more (well, except for all that pesky sanitizing—that can be a real bitch). However, a good day brewing can go sour. And for us this weekend, it did. Dead yeast? Nope. A broken carboy smashed all over our apartment? Nope. A boil-over […]