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by Bridget When I am lucky enough to get a bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, it's like a national holiday in my geeky universe. It is an experience I truly live for. This week, I was given a bottle of 2007 Telegramme Chateauneuf du Pape, and you couldn't sandblast the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay So there we were, in Ricardo’s Jeep, with a head carved out of coconut wedged onto the dashboard and grinning wildly at us as we bounced along the dirt roads somewhere deep in Nayarit , Mexico. My ankle stung from my freshly-inked tattoo, and my body ached from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at Tipsy
by Prichinna Over the weekend, my dear friend Lucy introduced me to the world of jungle juice. She went to college in the south and apparently this is what they drink at the dorm parties there. If everyone else already knows about this stuff I apologize, but I did not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay Last Friday, throngs of Buffalonians crammed into Kleinhans Music Hall to hear Salman Rushdie give a talk about his works. Perhaps best known for the fatwa placed on him by the Ayatollah Khomeini, Rushdie spent about ten years in hiding as extremists attacked publishers, retailers, and translators for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Tipsy
by Bridget To me, some of the most interesting, complex, and delicious wines come from Spain. I recently had a tasting of Spanish wines, and I figured I would be a very selfish person if I didn't share what I learned from my "research" with all of you kids. Rioja... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Tipsy
We are writing to apologize for the delay. We'd anticipated the release of Sweet Pink last week, but there was a delay in shipping due to a customs hold up. We understand the importance of the wine for your next tour, so we can send you your 1,000 cases via... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2010 at Tipsy
by Kels On a fairly recent visit to the city I hit some Chelsea Galleries and there was one artist in particular who caught my attention and has stuck with me ever since. Philip Taaffe. I saw his exhibition at the Gagosian gallery. The online pictures don’t do the paintings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Tipsy
by Prichinna After some late morning shopping with my lovie Jess, we decided to stop for a late afternoon lunch. Burger’s were in order since it was spring break and we needed a little grease after an open mic night the evening before. My facebook friend Mike had just opened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at Tipsy
I know, I know - it was a sad day indeed when Merlin's closed its doors here in Buffalo. Where else could one go to have one's feet stick to the floor? Where else could one get Blue in a plastic cup? Where, other than the other dives that is?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay In celebration (again) of the spring that's snuck up on us here in Buffalo, I spent about a half hour reading through the Chambers Street Wines website yesterday with the intention of putting together a case. I loves me some weird wines and I simply can't get these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay Now that the weather has taken a turn for the gorgeous, I can fantasize about all things vernal and actually drop some tips about, ahem, wine. The ultimate spring wine, for me, is rose. And actually, Tavel. Or Chinon rose. I'm not talking cheap White Zin here, kidaddios.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay I stumbled across the thin strip of beach between the laguna and the ocean. Walking in Yelapa at night posed many challenges, not the least of which was the margarita I’d already had. But that night, I was also contending with the threat of scorpions, wading through still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Tipsy
by Bridget I have something I need to talk about. I have this little hobby... no, more like compulsion. I really, really, enjoy pairing wine with junk food. It just makes me so damn happy! I'm not talking half-assed thrown together pairings, I mean really analyzing flavor profiles of potato... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Tipsy
by Prichinna I have the mentality of a 300-pound woman. Fortunately, for bathing suit sake, I don’t particularly care for the typical American fare. I would prefer to eat Thai, Turkish, Japanese, Afghani, or even Spanish any day. Since my preferred comestibles are not at my immediate disposal, nor do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Tipsy
April Fools Edition, With Mischievous Cocktail Recipes Originally, I planned to write an "April Fools article" with a fake, disgusting cocktail, like a Bourbon Banana Julep. Then I realized that I just don't have the street cred to get away with it. Instead I'll tell you about a practical joke... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay My quest for a big, dumb red backfired this week. I still needed one, but I actually got a wooly for a wine from my past. (An aside: an Italian uncle would say “I got a wooly” to mean “I have a craving.” Has anyone ever heard of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2010 at Tipsy
Johnny Lager's Cocktail Hour: Every now and then, When I can't think of anything to write, I'll present to you this series of How-to's. Equipping Your Home-Bar, Vol. 1; Blowing the First of Several Pay-Checks: Booze, uh, I mean, Spirits: There are many, many types of cocktails, never mind the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Tipsy
by Bridget Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved French wine with all of her heart. But, alas, this poor maiden had limited funds. What is a lass to do? One day, whilst browsing the French section of a humble wine merchant, she came across an enchanted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Tipsy
by Prichinna Every year I have every intention of attending the Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Yet somehow, the previous night’s activities eat up those intentions and impede me from taking the 1 hour and 45 minute train ride out east early on a Sunday morning. As I set my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Tipsy
by Jay Although we strive for anti-intellectualism here at Tipsy, every now and again, we do actually read. And by that, I mean books. I know, I know… I’m ruining our reputation as good-for-nothing lay-abouts. Sorry ‘bout that. Par exemple, just the other day, ElMarko surprised me with three books.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Tipsy
Last night, ElMarko and I went to UB to see Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orhcestra. They began with three pieces by other composers, but the bulk of the performance consisted of a work by one of their own called “Portrait in Seven Shades.” Ted Nash was inspired... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2010 at Tipsy
By Jay The inaugural Tipsy Abroad column. This category came to me one day whilst driving around for work (yes, my job drives me to drink). After being told I needed to write a book for the umpteenth time, I began to replay the many nonsensical escapades in my mind,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Tipsy
By Jay So as I've explained, I invariably seek out a Big Dumb Red every Wednesday. Actually, 'seek out' isn't quite the verb needed to fully express what happens; more like 'fantasize about since 9am.' Like yesterday? After stressing about a paper that was due all weekend, I finally -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Tipsy
by Prichinna Dear Mary, The last time we were together, I must admit, it wasn’t the best of times. To help me refresh my own memory, it was a respectable brunch in late January at La Carbonara on West 14th Street in Manhattan. For an additional $12, I could indulge... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at Tipsy
By Kels For all of you in the Hudson Valley Area: Meet Dan Aykroyd for a personal bottle signing. Viscount Liquor & Wines 1173 Route 9 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Wednesday, March 17th, 2010. 1pm - 3pm And if you have 8 minutes to watch a surreal video of Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Tipsy