18 days ago | Tea
American tea culture still lags behind coffee, but the matcha category, a powdered Japanese tea, continues to grow. The owners of Brooklyn’s first café dedicated to the electric-green drink, appropriately called Matcha Bar have recently unvei...
19 days ago | Festivals
Drinking Champagne helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. You probably saw this headline reposted the last few days on Facebook by your friends rejoicing. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but if you read through the specifics of the stud...
26 days ago | Alcohol
A hunk of yeasty, chewy bread smeared with creamy butter and sprinkled with flakes of sea salt — these flavors perfectly echo the qualities of fine Champagne so revered by lovers of the lees-aged French sparkler. And a plate of exactly that with a...
1 month ago | Wine
The year of the sheep is turning out to be the year of the woman wine writer. Yes, many books have been published prior to 2015 by talented females. For decades, in fact. But a recent spate of tomes illustrates how the ladies aren’t just catching ...
2 months ago | Alcohol
On a still-forlorn stretch of 29th street, on the fringe of the rapidly gentrifying NoMad, Scottish-born sommelier Michael Coll opened a cavernous temple to wining and Italian-style dining. Despite the lofty name — Wine Disciples (129 W 29th St Do...
2 months ago | Coffee
Last weekend the 69th Regiment Armory (on Lexington and 25th) hosted the first annual “New York Coffee Festival.” Other caffeine-focused fairs have passed through Manhattan, all titled with some derivate combination of “coffee” and “NYC,” but this...