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OCTOBER 14, 2010 On Good Morning America, box wine edition
I had a great time on GMA today even if it meant waking up before the crack of dawn (although, with a two-year-old son, that’s not exactly a foreign concept to me). Sam Champion is a hoot; I appeared on his weekly segment, “Just One Thing. It was fun; it was fast!
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OCTOBER 14, 2010 Grape & Grain
Following a blissful class with Eddie at Jivamukti, Caitlin and I walked and talked east to 6th Street, between B and C. Grape & Grain. Open for five years, with four next door at Against the Grain, where craft beers are served, Grape & Grain was new to us both and we were utterly delighted. [.].
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OCTOBER 14, 2010 Yankees and Rangers spray Champagne–or is it?
Baseball season is winding down and we all know what that means–time for plastic tarps to adorn locker rooms, wine goggles to come out, and grown men to spray themselves with Champagne. Or, getting technical, is it instead sparkling wine?
DR. VINO Marcel Lapierre dies at 60
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010
Marcel Lapierre’s wines have brought me much pleasure. When I bring out one of his wines, with the beautiful script label and red wax capsule, my wife is always instantly happy. They are the rarest of wines, serious and structured, ready to drink now or later, with a few years age on them. They are made from organic (and horse-tilled ) vineyards with minimal intervention in the cellar, including sulfur. MORE >>
DR. VINO Spaghetti tacos: impossible food-wine pairing?!?
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
Spaghetti tacos, abomination or stroke of genius? It depends on whom you ask, according to an article in the NYT last week. But for those who are “less than 5 feet tall and live with your mother, the ital-mex dish derived from the TV show iCarly appears to be popular. Although I haven’t yet tried it, I’d venture to say that from the sounds of it, probably a lot of parents have. MORE >>
BROOKLYN GUY LOVES WINE My Favorite Pizza
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
Whenever I feel tempted to make fun of the pizza explosion of recent years, I remember this: it's okay that pizza is just bread, tomato sauce, cheese, and perhaps a few toppings. There can be honor and wisdom in pursuing very simple things, focusing on the fine points of technique and detail. I get it. There certainly are other things I love that are very simple, and yet highly agonized over. Ramen, for example, is just noodles and broth with a few toppings. MORE >>