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Balkan Wine Project

Last week at Winebow‘s annual Vintner’s Harvest the room was filled with amazing wines from around the world. From the Hudson valley to Australia, amazing grapes were presented and paired … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Johnny Apple-cider

Whatever you do, don’t say the apple cider tastes like apples! This will get you kicked out of a cider tasting pretty much immediately¬†(and when I say cider, I mean … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Made with Honor, Sold on Hipster

Every so many years a new cool beer is chosen to be the mascot of the poor yet proud educated youth. The newly chosen emblem of awesome is Narragansett beer, … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Coffee Fest

Just when you thought Seattle had lost its coffee-edge, bam! It’s back. I was just in Seattle, WA for Coffee Fest 2012 but the real coffee fest is happening on … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Billions of Brazilian Beans

Brazil is a young America. It has abundant natural resources, a huge agricultural industry and a large work force. All of these factors combined with a rich culture and natural … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crafting a Brand

“Genuine as a fingerprint” was the caption in Andy Warhol’s year book. This is a man who knew something about branding and the artiface of marketing. Warhol positioned himself as … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Daytripper – E.L.I.

True, we are past Labor Day but don’t count out Sag Harbor and Shelter Island for your weekend retreat. This is the best time of the year for it. The … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

NYIGF – 2012

I know that it is hard to remember now that summer has come and gone, but the NY Gift Fair took place near the end of August at the Jacob … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Loco for Local

During my recent trip to Seattle I happened upon a great market place called Eat Local. They make prepaired frozen foods, with Organic products grown by local farms. I was … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment