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April Food and Wine

April has been a good month (for food and wine, anyway), and it’s only half over.  Here is a sprinkling of highlights. Mucci Winemakers Event Nick Mucci and his brother, James, import some superb natural Italian wines from small, artisan … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Lunch

One of the concepts we learn early in the process of appreciating wines and their origins is the notion that one should often match with the cuisine from the region in which the grapes are grown.  That process works well … Continue reading

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Weekend Meals, Back Home (Part 2)

The rest of the weekend was equally interesting from a food and wine standpoint, too.  Sunday’s first photo-op, however, was a flower, not food.  Barbara had nursed her two large Amaryllis bulbs all Winter (in fact, in my wine cellar).  … Continue reading

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Weekend Meals, Back Home

Friday night dinner After the New York trip, the weekend back at home was diverse and very enjoyable, too.  Friday night we were at our friends David and Susan’s home for Shabbat dinner, which included another couple as well.  The … Continue reading

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Impending Snow, More Dining in New York City

Lunch had been so good, it was challenging to find another place close, but new to me.  As I walked around that afternoon, I found a lovely art deco reminder of why I love the Gramercy Park area. On the … Continue reading

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Living on the edge…

Last week I had the pleasure of giving the 20th consecutive Wine 101 session, a basic introduction to wine for the senior class of my undergraduate school on Long Island, NY.    It was an intimate affair; there are only 23 … Continue reading

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