Archive for July, 2009


For the Summer issue of Edible Hudson Valley, I interviewed Steve Osborn, winemaker and owner (alongside his wife Kim Wagner) of Stoutridge Vineyards, in Marlboro, New York.  Though not yet online, the piece is called “Slow Wine at Stoutridge”, and is on the stands now.  Check it out!


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Hosted by Ben Wood at 67Wine-the shop’s first such event, as it is mine! So excuse the choppy writing and tossed thoughts–we have five wines to taste and review, all blind.
Fellow bloggers include: Lyle Fass of rockssandfruit and Zachary Adam Cohen of Farm to Table-The Emerging American Meal. (more…)

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Last night, Caitlin and I met at The JakeWalk on Smith Street, for a White Burgundy tasting and fundraiser to support the endeavors of Patrick Watson–the owner of Smith & Vine.  The Vintage was 2004 and all proceeds (in conjunction with the Boston to NY AIDS Ride) were donated to breakingthecycle.org.  The JakeWalk, a wine and cheese bar co-owned by the owners of Stinky Brooklyn and Smith & Vine, is a narrow deep colored space with plenty of windows and a warm, old-school vibe.  While their usual offerings are extensive, they were unavailable at the time.  Instead, we were treated to Patrick’s careful selection of 17 White Burgundy wines. (more…)

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After a three-week trip–including a visit to Marsala (where I photographed pottery sherds on Rob and Emma’s Marsala Hinterland Survey Project) followed by travel in Tunisia–I’m trying desperately, to reintegrate myself  into city life.  And while I can’t quite let go…I will, for a short while here, revisit a bit of where I’ve been in regards to wine, and what I’ve sensed. (more…)

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