Category Archives: Wine & Spirits

Tea and Cheese Tasting, Part II

Six exceptional teas, six exceptional cheeses, three passionate experts on the two subjects – the recipe for a fascinating evening. Thank you to In Pursuit of Tea, Saxelby Cheesemongers, and Chef Melanie Franks for sharing your knowledge and skill, and for introducing … Continue reading

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Friends in the Spotlight

Tonight is this chef’s night off… would have skipped writing if it weren’t for my promise. Instead, I’m going to give a couple of my friends, old and (relatively) new, the well-deserved spotlight. First, Chef Pascal Beric (one of our instructors at French Culinary … Continue reading

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Sherry

Seems I’m more into writing about beverages these days than wandering. Let’s just call this little tour of the best food pairing wines of the world a wandering of a different sort. Today I’m doing a bit of research for … Continue reading

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Riesling Goes with Everything

I just submit November’s Eat and Tell column, so you should be seeing it up very soon (see the links section to the right). In it, I discuss some basics about why certain foods and beverages go together. Like people, … Continue reading

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Eat and Tell

I promised myself I’d write every day this month, and I will. In addition to this blog, I’ve also written for Life of Reiley most often on the website EatSomethingSexy.com where I have a much-neglected column called Eat and Tell … Continue reading

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New York Taste – What I Did Last Night

Last night marked my third year working the New York Magazine “New York Taste” event at Skylight in Soho with our restaurant L’Ecole. Of all the tasting events we participate in, this is my favorite. For such a high-profile event, it … Continue reading

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Professional Development

Over the past several months I’ve been expanding my beverage tasting horizons – all in the name of “professional development”… can’t teach food and beverage pairing without a well-exposed palate… in short, I get to drink for work. Did I mention how much … Continue reading

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