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Unconventional Conventions

Tradeshows are evolving fast in this new online era and here is a preview of some of the frontrunners for the new format.

September 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

How to Build a Great Home Bar: Step by Step – part 1

Steps: Recipes! MARTINI – Build in Stirring Pitcher – Add 2.50oz Gin [or if you insist, Vodka]  – Add 0.50oz Dry Vermouth [don’t skip this!] – Add 2-3 dashes Orange … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

9 Tips on how Wine People Buy Wine

1. We don’t buy $2 wine, ever (you know the one) Just. Don’t. And. Never. Look. Back. It’s. Over. It’s. Ooooooovvvaaa. Sorry to say, but $2 wine is undrinkable because … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Retro-Reno Concept: Adaptation Series

Adaptation Series 1 Throwback to Mid-Town Lunch – vending cafes for densely populated cities. The current pandemic is going to populate some pages over some months as this is obviously … Continue reading

June 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vetri Wine Club

“Saying I like Barolo is like saying I like red wine. It is much too broad a statement for such a varied spectrum of processes and quality. You have to … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Big Eats HV Resto Week

It is that special time of the year again, when the best of Hudson Valley restaurants come together to open their doors to locals and travelers alike, with the promise … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Daytripper: Philly

Philadelphia, like its sister city Paris, is best in the spring. We are nearing the end of the season so get to it while the weather is comfortable, the flowers … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fresh Cup Files: Interview Nico O’Connell of La Colombe

La Colombe is one of the original independent roasters that were born after the juggernaut Starbucks started buying up and dismantling coffee companies in the 90’s. The two founders, Todd … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer, ME

Recently, I took a jaunt up to my hometown of Portland, ME. Being that I grew up there as a boy, I never really got the full scope of adult … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fresh Cup Files: Interview Jesse Sweeney of Caffe Umbria

The March issue of Fresh Cup Magazine has been published and is available on their website as well as printed form. F+B’s own Jake Leonti has an article in this … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment