Italian Restaurants: Ai Fiori

I have decided to expand the blog to include reviews of Italian restaurants. Here's one that I wrote for the Alta Cucina Society website on Michael White's Ai Fiori in the Setai on 5th Avenue and 37th Street. White has created a mini empire in New York restaurants as the owner of Osteria Morini, Ai... Continue Reading →

Roman Work Holiday

I just had the pleasure of spending an amazing five days in Rome for my client the Balzan Foundation. The experience was exciting, uplifting and moving to be honest. We had a long seminar at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the world's oldest scientific academy founded in 1603, followed the next day by an elegant... Continue Reading →

Rome – La Vita Quotidiana

I'm in Rome for a client, the International Balzan Foundation which gives out prizes in the sciences, the humanities, literature and a peace prize every few years. Before I began to work in food and wine more heavily, I was quite involved in public relations and journalism in economics, politics and other areas using a... Continue Reading →

Birthdays, Bloggers, Barbaresco & Me

I'm totally immature about my birthday. Every year it's the same thing. I love my birthday the way I did when I was a little kid. I love to celebrate, I love presents and flowers and good wine and friends. This birthday I celebrated with old friends, family, special people, clients and some new friends... Continue Reading →

A Summer Evening of Super-Whites In Brooklyn

I tasted some wonderful white wines this week in Brooklyn at Roberto Aita's magical restaurant Fiore in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. My friend Jason Carey, a wine colleague and I were celebrating our recent achievement. We have both just received the Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. We have been in... Continue Reading →

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