Holiday Gifts Ideas

A few suggestions for this holiday season. Vinous Napa Valley Maps Here’s something for the wine geek in your circle. Vinous has published a cutting-edge series of vineyard maps. These are not whimsical maps crafted to be hits on social media. These are precise...

Holiday Wine Guide

Holiday Wine Guide Wine is a significant part of every holiday celebration. We serve them at dinner parties and give them away as gifts. As the holidays are upon us, here are some wine-buying tips. Hosting a Dinner Party For intimate dinners of up to five people,...

September Cooking Class

Farro Salad 1 cup par-cooked farro 1 cup apple cider 2 teaspoons fine salt 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped unsalted pistachio nuts 2 cups arugula leaves 1 cup basil leaves, torn...

First in Philly!

History has just been made! A privately-owned wine shop just opened in Philly, the first since 1919.  It’s a small step, but an important one in the privatization of wine sales in Pennsylvania. I am happy to be their wine buyer. Right now, I am focused on...