16 days ago | Wine
Today marks Australia’s commemoration of Royal Navy officer Arthur Phillip’s arrival on her soil with a ship full of convicts, colonizing what is now Sydney, in 1788. He has been called the nation’s equivalent to America’s George Washington. Altho...
20 days ago | Wine
New year, new you, right? How about new drinking goals instead, like finding ways to experience the fabled Bordeaux that sommeliers like to brag ignited their passion for wine — but without going broke. Left Bank or Right Bank, Pauillac or Pomerol...
1 month ago | Wine
Every winter, New Yorkers celebrate the culmination of the year’s successes and defeats with bubbles, eagerly toasting to the year ahead. And with each passing season, the variety of geographical origins and price points available expands. If so i...
2 months ago | Wine
If New Yorkers had any concept of Portuguese dining before George Mendes took up residence, it likely didn’t include the adjective “sexy.” Rustic seafood-and-chorizo-based fare, simple quaffing wines, and gruff old-timers engaged in banter with ca...
2 months ago | Film and TV
From the success of the Food Network to shows like Booze Traveler and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, food and drink television has proven immensely popular. The 2012 sleeper hit SOMM demonstrated that audiences were ripe for wine docudramas, to...
Two Entrepreneurs Set Out for War-Torn Yemen in Search of a Brew That Could Change Coffee Drinking Forever2 months ago | Longform
The small fishing boat carrying two Americans and a local captain bounced and skidded across the choppy waves of the Red Sea. As they sped away from Yemen toward the African nation of Djibouti, Andrew Nicholson and Mokhtar Alkhanshali kept a close...