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jfgrossen
Brooklyn, NY
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Forgive our delay in posting. We've been busy collecting stories and taking sips in Alsace, Mosel, Valais, Bandol, Burgundy, and elsewhere in Europe, Asia and a few islands across the Indian Ocean. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at winederlust
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Sure this place has been blogged about for years by everyone and their big hombre and it's consistently on everyones best burrito list in SF. There's pretty good reason - its so damn good. I have been eating burritos and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at winederlust
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I dug around the NYC event sites and the dozens of email blasts for something to do on a waning summer (yes, its still summer damnit!) weekend and found The Last Supper Festival 2010. It purported to feature live bands, DJs, new media artists installations, experimental films, a writing salon, and other random performance art - sounded perfect. Liz and I would find these events throughout SF - many of them being Burning Man derivatives - and have been hard pressed to dig up the same type of ADD-inducing nights in NYC. I'm sure we're just not in the right crowd. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at winederlust
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Aug 11, 2010
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That's right. Canada has wine. Gallons of the stuff. And not just Inniskillin Ice Wine found at better boutique wine shops - like Duty Free at JFK. I'm talking some amazing Cabs, Pinots, Zweigelts, Merlots, and Blaufrankischs that rival the best of the US west, Germany and Austria. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at winederlust
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We have eaten and drunk our way around the world for the last 12 years, occasionally taking a break to earn a living as an editor/writer and creative director. We first caught the wine bug in 1997 while living in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at winederlust
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I chose an out of the way place...a little wine bar name Pinkerton on the corner of 'where the hell am i' and 'this doesn't look like brooklyn' street in Williamsburg. The intent was to meet up with a friend of a friend who just so happen to be in the wine importing / distributing biz just to get an idea of what it might take to bring in the delicious wines from Canada to share with our friends here in NYC. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at winederlust
"Tell me what you drink, and I will tell you who you are." - Anonymous, old adage Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at winederlust
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Jay and I had heard tales of the legendary Beijing night market – that they sold still-live animals, blood and hearts, and other unappetizing tidbits. So of course we had to go. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at winederlust
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If Beijing could be said to have one signature dish, it would have to be Peking duck. Quanjude was actually one of the first Peking duck restaurants to open in the city, in 1864. Their claim to fame is that they cook the ducks by hanging them in a large oven for about 45 minutes, over an open fire that uses the hardwood of peach or pear trees. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at winederlust
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Despite 2000 years of struggle to unify the country's various peoples -- from Emperor Qin's forming of the Dynastic period to Mao's forcing of the Cultural Revolution -- there still is great division on one of the most important topics -- wine. Ordering a glass of wine in this country is akin to Russian roulette with a .45 pointed at your taste buds. Depending on what region you are visiting and the ethnicity of the server you are ordering from you might get variations from a clear moonshine-like liquor to a cloyingly sweet grape-based wine beverage. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at winederlust
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For our last day in China, Jay and I wanted to try something different. We’d sampled a lot of pretty standard “Chinese food” – a few too many greasy, fried meats and vegetables passed around a Lazy Susan – but we hadn’t tried cuisine from the Yunnan province in the far southeast of China, which shares a border with Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2010 at winederlust
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We only visit L.I.C. for two reasons - babies and backyards, but tonight we found another one. This petite bar right next to the (7) train subway entrance is reason enough to cross the filth of the Newtown Creek or venture towards the glow of the Pepsi sign like a wayward moth. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2010 at winederlust
"I just don't see Big Wine allowing labels on wine reading something like this: This wine was dealcoholized by reverse osmosis and smoothed out with micro-oxygenation. Ingredients: Water, alcohol, grapes, chestnut tannin, oak extract, oak dust, genetically modified yeast, urea,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at winederlust
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If you haven't tried the new Chocolate Cheerios you are missing out on one of the great breakfast pleasures. Sure, they taste like Cocoa Pebbles or the delicious crunchy parts of Count Chocula. They must be healthier...and would you believe they work just as well with a nice merlot from Vancouver Island as they do with cold milk. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at winederlust
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We lazily made our way towards the quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake stopping to take in a taste of the local grape in an area just south of the lake and west of the St. Catharines referred to as the Niagara Escarpment. This area has shale and limestone cliffs from the glacial movements that provide good drainage for the rain and melting snow and allows the roots of the vines to grow deep. Over 40 wineries have cropped up over the years further establishing the Niagara Peninsula as a strong appellation and the jewel in the VQA crown. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at winederlust
"A dinner which ends without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye." - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at winederlust
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Posted Feb 18, 2010 at winederlust
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On my first-job-out-of-school paycheck I splurged on a bottle of wine. A 1995 Rabbit Ridge Winery Zinfandel cost about $25 (we found it later down the street for $12 retail), and since we didn't really know much about wine at the time we went by its charming name. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at winederlust
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Shortly after Liz and I started dating in San Francisco we found our shared love for wine and the experiences that could be had in the vineyards to the north. We would spend two or three weekends a month shooting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at winederlust
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I think this bottle is from one of our first visits to Shinn in Mattituck on the North Fork of Long Island. We were lucky enough to arrive on a slow day and Barbara walked with just Liz and me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at winederlust