BlackTail: A Nostalgic Tribute to Havana

Calling all Hemingway fans, BlackTail in New York City is an evocative new cocktail bar and restaurant at Pier A Harbor House in Battery Park.  This Cuban hot spot is brought to you by the dynamic duo … [Read more...]

Lodi’s Michael David Wines

Michael David wines are known across America to all wine lovers.  If there was a wine brand that personified American wine drinkers, it would be the iconic Michael David wines.  Several years ago, I … [Read more...]

Fowler & Wells In the Iconic Beekman Hotel

As we enter the new Beekman Hotel part of the Thompson Hotel Group, we feel like we have dropped into the sets of a movie from the Mad Men era.  The Beekman with its jaw dropping architectural detail, … [Read more...]

Fall for Rioja – Marqués De Vargas Reserva 2010

Fall is a wonderful time of year, with crisp weather, a slight chill in the air and beautiful warm red, orange and yellow colors everywhere. It is a time to start turning up the heat inside and … [Read more...]

La Cité du Vin: The Guggenheim of Wine

Le Cité du Vin (translated as City of Wine) opened in Bordeaux to rave reviews in June, opening ceremonies were inaugurated by the the French President Francois Hollande, and Minister of Culture … [Read more...]

New York City takes on an “Indian Accent”

The prominent restaurant Indian Accent in New Delhi, is prized as being one of the top restaurants in the world(Top 100 by S.Pellegrino).  In addition, Indian Accent has been awarded the title "the … [Read more...]

Wines of Jura

The wines of Jura are possibly the most unique wines of the world.  Jura is a tiny wine-producing region in France that is secretly tucked away in the mountains between Burgundy and Switzerland.  With … [Read more...]

Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage 2013

I had the Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage 2013 at Pasquale Jones for dinner and was so enamored by it, that I felt it needed its own separate review. This beautifully spicy, herbaceous wine … [Read more...]

Pasquale Jones – Nolita’s Newest Hot Spot

For those of you that know me, know that I absolutely adore Charlie Bird.  So when I heard of the opening of their sister restaurant, Pasquale Jones,  I was ecstatic.  Pasquale Jones is a brand new, … [Read more...]

Arnot-Roberts – The Seasons Best Rosé

It’s that time of the year that I get super excited, not just because it’s spring, and the flowers are blooming, but here in the northeast it is rosé season.  So often when I buy wines, I end up … [Read more...]