Archive for April, 2010

I spent yesterday afternoon enjoying a few drinks with great conversation at Public, an “Australasian” restaurant in Nolita. The space was previously used as an old loading dock, and on beautiful days (like yesterday) the owners pull up the garage door and expose the upscale restaurant interior to the beautiful gardens across Elizabeth Street. In […]

Nose: honey, tropical fruits, butterscotch, minerals, toasted oak, very aromatic and robust Palate: combines subtle minerality and rich creaminess; apricot, golden apple, hazelnuts (crème brulée)- very good wine for the price. Also recommended- Movia Ribolla Gialla. Notes: region- Friuli-Venezia Giula, Italy; varietal- 100% Pinot Grigio; 100% organic and biodynamic methods; maturation for 2 years in […]

Nose: limestone and chalk, kiwi, white pepper, cucumber, pear Palate: very minerally; good acidity with powerful lime; hints of vanilla, chalk and peach; elegant and easy to drink Notes: region- Provence, France; this wine is made from a very small parcel of vines in the southeast of the municipality of Courthézon, in the Saint Georges […]

Nose: cherry, blackberry, tar, truffles, plum; big classic bouquet from the Nebbiolo grape Palate: plum, ripe red fruits, smoke, earth, rich and full bodied, lively acidity Notes:  region- Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy; varietal- 100% Nebbiolo; organic practices; available at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.

A few weeks ago, Susie and I took a mini road trip from New York City to Pocantico Hills, where we spent the afternoon wandering 80 acres of gardens, pastures, and woods, soaking in the sun, and relaxing in the beautiful courtyard grazing on fresh farm-to-table food at Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. […]

So much food, so little time.  Here were some of the highlights from the weekend: Momofuku Ssäm (NY) Steamed buns with pork belly, hoisin, cucumbers, and scallions BBQ rib sandwich (from Newman’s Farm, MO) with red onion slaw Cavatelli with pig’s head, baby corn, cotija cheese Benton’s smoky mountain country ham (from Madisonville, TN) Fuji […]

Nose: very minerally and stringent, notes of lemon, white pepper, green apple, honeydew, pear, chalk Palate: racy – sharp, acidic; chalky; good salinity; short to medium finish Notes: region- Burgundy, France; varietal- 100% Chardonnay; organic, herbicide free, non-filtered; See tasting notes on Domaine Arnaud Ente Aligote; both available at Italian Wine Merchants.