Brazilian Merlot with Mushroom Risotto – #MerlotMe Month #WinePW

I never gave up on Merlot despite all of the hype in the Sideways era. Not a Paul Giamatti fan on any topic, I certainly wasn't swayed by his insistence that Merlot should have been replaced by Pinot Noir. However, I do recognize that for a long time, Merlot suffered because of that silly movie. Well... Continue Reading →

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Miolo Merlot Paired with Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter – #WinePW

This was the view outside of my window on my trip to Brazil last January. It is of the Miolo winery. The Miolo family hails from Italy, as do so many people in the Brazilian wine industry. Many moved to Brazil in the late 1800s. Most come from two specific regions in Italy, either the... Continue Reading →

Memorable Events: Once Upon A Kitchen

In December, I had the good fortune to translate for Roberto Cipresso at an amazing event called Once Upon A Kitchen , created by an experiential marketing company called GR8. This was my second event with them, the first was in 2018 at Ellis Island. This one was held at Gotham Hall. The world's three best... Continue Reading →

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