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Nebbiolo & Pizza:  A Match Made in Heaven

Nebbiolo & Pizza: A Match Made in Heaven

For everything that everyone says about their favorite meals, fine dining, and all that, at the end of the day there really is noting better than a good pizza.  And pizza tends to be even better when you make it yourself.  My buddy Kevin and I fancy ourselves to be a couple of pretty serious...
Postcards from 1989.

Postcards from 1989.

1989, the number.  Some of us were there.  Chuck D was there.  And these little beauties from Barolo and Rioja were born.  And now there gone.  But, they were great.  I will remember them fondly because they were the wines we drank on my birthday this year.  I was lucky enough to share these with...
Barolo & the Burg

Barolo & the Burg

In the world of wine all roads lead to Burgundy or Barolo, or so they say.  Some even say all roads lead to Burgundy.  I don’t usually like it when I am “supposed” (air quotes) to like something.  Like my wine destiny has been mapped out for me?  How predictable.  So me and my wine...
Barolo Young & Old Tasting @ Italian Wine Merchants

Barolo Young & Old Tasting @ Italian Wine Merchants

Barolo is known as the wine of kings and the king of wines.  It is definitely one of the crown jewels of Italian wine, if not the world.  They also say that with wine, the path either leads to Burgundy or Barolo.  At least at this point and time I am more Barolo than Burgunday. ...
Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

Dinner (and some killer wine) @ Pizzeria Otto

I recently dined with a few friends at one of my favorite restaurants here in New York, Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Otto.  The place has a great casual vibe and the antipasti, pizza, and gelati are not only amazing, but reasonably priced.  They also have a totally sick Italian wine list, which we of course taped...
2001 Contino Rioja & 2005 Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo

2001 Contino Rioja & 2005 Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo

2001 Contino Rioja $35.97 This is a great bottle of Rioja, it is very complex and delicious.  It seems to have a leg in the new school and and leg in the old school which is great.  On the nose there is a mix of fig paste, chocolate, raspberries, and toasty vanilla oak.  There is...
Rioja, Barolo, Bordeaux Wine Dinner @ Bar Henry

Rioja, Barolo, Bordeaux Wine Dinner @ Bar Henry

Bar Henry is quickly becoming my go to place in New York City for great wine and food.  I organized a last minute wine dinner there for some of my friends in the photo business to taste young and old wines from some of my favorite wine regions:  Rioja, Barolo, and Bordeaux.  We had a...
Northern Italy:  Barolo & Amarone

Northern Italy: Barolo & Amarone

We had a couple of wines from Northern Italy this weekend.  They were both tasted with an aged Gouda from Bedford Cheese Shop and dark chocolate with sea salt, almonds, and olive oil from Mast Brother’s Chocolate.  The wines could not be more different in style and taste, but it was prudent to have the...