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Peter Conway
Garrison, NY
Wine & Beer Lover, Foodie, Traveler.
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We've started a bit early, don't want our mates down under getting to far ahead... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
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As we have said in so many posts Rhone is such a versatile food wine.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
We've always wander what's going on the other side of the rail as enigmatic bartenders whisper and smile to each other as they concoct their liquid arts and drive conversation. In his intrinsic inquisitive style, Ben Schott, interminable wordsmith, photographer, designer and general interpreter of our contemporary world, dove into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
I love to drink and cocktails are the way to go if you want a fast start to your evening, afternoon, or morning buzz. I’m not judging. But what about the next day, the morning after, when you are grasping for clarity. In cocktail extraordinaire, rum judge, and all around... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Dos Minas is one fabulous Malbec made by two amazing women, Dos Minas as they might be called in Argentina. They are Lucía Romero, who runs Bodega El Porvenir de los Andes in Cafayate, Argentina, and Heather Willens, who came to Buenos Aires via California. They are certainly badass in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Hill and Bay, named after its home neighborhoods of Murray Hill and Kips Bay, sits close to the boarder, is a very welcome addition to this area, NOT really known as a destination for great drinking or dining. In fact it was only by chance that we discovered it, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
I love Google Maps! And NYC in the summer on the weekend. So easy and uncrowded yet still lots of great places to go and beautiful people to see. Before Midnight at the Angelika Cinema was my to be entertainment for the evening, love Juley Delpy. Now where to go... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
A fabulous dinner at the fabulous Hundred Acres restaurant and Bar in Soho began with sensuous cocktails and a pour of this hedonistic whiskey, Alibi. It began with a cocktail called “Not Guilty” of course made with Alibi, Broadbent Madiera and fresh Lime. A decent cocktail but I had to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Consumed before or after your meal, or as we like in extraordinary cocktails, these Italian Amari (Bitters) are drinks you must know. Not to be confused with Amori (Love), why are those words so similar, they can inspire it. Created in Italy in the early part of the last century... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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Imagine that your next glass of wine spent time in this ethereal aging cellar waiting for the perfect moment to be bottled and travel to your home. It was easy to envision as we sipped a pour of Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere Maremma, an exquisite creation of Sangiovese, Merlot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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It's summer and the Farmers Market is abundant with fresh fruits ripe for cocktail making. Here is a step by step guide on how to do it yourself. For this drink we chose the wonderfully delicious Prairie Vodka that is "made 100% organic by farmers who own the land, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Ranked among the top 100 bars of the world, a visit here in 2011 was extraordinary. http://www.mundobizarrobar.com - http://www.worldsbestbars.com/argentina/buenos-aires/mundo-bizarro Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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Gone are the days of the little wife having a cocktail waiting for her hubby after a tough day at the office or the cocktails all day at the office, Mad Men style. Remember the three martini lunch? Just because we've seen the passing of that excess doesn't mean we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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Fall is a great time for beer lovers, with all the special beers that are released at this time of year. You have your Oktoberfest Beers, Harvest Beers, and the ever exciting Pumpkin Beers. Making beer with pumpkin is a practice that goes back to early American colonial times. And... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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You'd think finding a very good cocktail in this state should not be hard, but when you've been spoiled with world champions like New York City's Employees Only, Pegu Club, Flat Iron and the like it is a self imposed hardship.And, sadly many NJ bar tenders just don't have the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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You know how much we love the High Line, it just keeps getting better and sadly on weekends often very crowded. We like to visit during the week or in the evening when it could not be better, short of more gentle sunny days and balmy dry nights. One great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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I am beginning to think that Italian winemakers are very set on conquering the world of vino commercializzazione (wine marketing). It seems every month there is another contingent of winemakers here from one of Italy's many many unique wine regions. Like a steady flow of loving Roman Legions they are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Aging makes so many good things better, steak, wine, whiskey, cheese. Barrel aging is even better especially when it comes to Beer, it is so, hmmm what’s the word? Regal. The wood, the fire char, and the liquor that soaked the barrels before the beer add vast dimensions of flavor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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In July of 2011, spirits from around the world descended on America’s most soulful city as Tales of the Cocktail® returned to New Orleans. We are very excited to congratulate one of our favorite NY cocktail bars Employees Only for winning these awards: World’s Best Cocktail Bar World’s Best Drinks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
Touring a good brewery is the grown-up version of touring Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Actually, it's far superior, because instead of crazy magical candy and violent lessons in morality from a reclusive lunatic, you get beer. And oftentimes food. Good food. And did we mention the beer? These seven breweries... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Drink Well with
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My mentor, friend, source of endless inspiration and learned guide. As I pour over this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
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Well sorry New Jersey, we have bid you a fond adieu. Mano a Vino began... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
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Until now, when I thought of Moet & Chandon Champagne, images of four star restaurants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
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What comes to mind when you think about wines for spring dining? Bright, young, light... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!
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Got this bottle from a friend in the PR end of wine and agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Manoavino Taste!