Beef, Beer & Bourbon

The second annual Beef Beer & Bourbon event is upon us! In this tasting class, we do something we probably should do more than once a year: create amazing pairings with three of our favorite things. In this class, we select our top beers and bourbons from our...

Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria

Cooler climate Shiraz are often the greatest and finest of all Australian wines. This bottle sports of aromas of beef jerky, wood smoke, and white pepper arrive first. A touch of reductive fruit comes forward along with a dash of freshly grated nutmeg. Similar to a...

Pandering the PLCB

  This week,  the Patriot-News has an article about buying wine  in Pennsylvania.  It’s written by Sue Gleiter, who has written a string of  similar articles over the years.  Her articles often seem like barely veiled PLCB propaganda, but I was willing to...

Local Ox and the Sixpoint

A few years ago, it would have seemed preposterous to pair high-end, big money Main Line Hotel dining with craft beer from a place like Brooklyn. (One typically showers before donning pink pants and sockless loafers). As such, it’s illustrative of how much respect...

Philly Cooks

For a town that loves to eat, I am pretty sure no one knows how to cook in Philly. At least, that is my impression after discovering how many cooking classes are offered around the city these days. From the Walnut Restaurant School to Cook Philadelphia to the Wine...