Monday, January 4, 2010

Home Cooking

Russo's in 7th Avenue, Park Slope. Great Italian deli.
Making the Gnocchi

Amaretti Torta
Great pairing with the Gnocchi & tomatoe, portobello, thyme, mushroom sugo.

Great Coteaux de L'Ardeche Viognier from Herve Souhaut.
Prospect Park lake

Best Wine Shop in Brooklyn

Slope Cellars
436 7th Avenue (between 14 & 15th Street) in Park Slope.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year in New York

Winter in Brooklyn

Fabulous crisp, complex champagne by Geoffroy.

Coulee de Serrant 2003, Loire Valley

Coteau du Layon 2003, Loire Valley

Fresh Anchovies from the fish market, on toast

Potatoe, Bleu & Gruyere Gratin

Salmon en Papillote


New Year's day: cookie time with Jennifer!

Tuesday Tasting Group

December 2009

Justin's birthday

D Tasting November 2009

Another day starting very early..

Breakfast in downtown SF @ 6:30am
En route to beautiful LA..

D Tasting Group (November 2009)

Hog Island Oyster Co (October 2009)

Corsican Wine Tasting (November 3, 2009)

Yves Leccia
Antoine Arena
3 of the best Corsican producers

Provence Red Tasting (October 27th, 2009)

Domaine du Deffends 2006
Domaine de Terrebrune, Bandol 2004
Le Pigeoulet de Provence, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse 2007

Friday, October 23, 2009

D Tasting Group - October 23, 2009

Cahors, Chateau Haut-Monplaisir 2005
By law, there must be at least 70% of Malbec in the wines from Cahors (South West, 200 kms east of Bordeaux).
Haut-Monplaisir sold its fruit to the negociant until 1998, when Cathy Fournie, the daughter of the owner, stepped in.

Raventos Rosado
This wine adds 15% of Monastrell (Mourvedre in France) to the classic Cava blend of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel-lo. All estate grown.

Jaboulet, Les Cedres 2005
70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
Robust wine. Perfect pairing with venison!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sunday in New York (October 11, 2009)

One of our favorite wine bars in manhattan
High Line, Manhattan

High Line, Manhattan

Fantastic Middle-Eastern take out in Greenwich Village