- Mar 28, 2011
Why I Hate Wine Bars
Yes, I'm a wine guy. And no, I don't know of that new wine bar you just tried--because I...
- Feb 16, 2011
An Open Letter to W. Blake Gray
Dear Blake: I'm a long-time reader of your (former) column in the San Francisco Chronicle...
- Feb 7, 2011
Bitter Over A Beer Ad
On my usual lazy Sunday evenings, I tend to flip open the laptop and clean out the inbox....
- Jan 26, 2011
Grenache, Gin And Ganja
Somewhat lost in the post-State of the Union coverage today is a bill introduced in...
Editorial director of Bottlenotes. Author of First Big Crush. Babbles endlessly about New Zealand wine, outrageous Bordeaux prices.
When is it ok for brewing and winemaking to get weird?
Saturday afternoon on Eastern Long Island offered up one of those rare, crisp sunny days that beg you to do two very specific things: Be outside and consume alcohol. Lucky for me, I'd already accepted an invite to Blue Point Brewing Company's Cask Ales Festival. If you're not familiar with cask ale, the rough definition is that you're drinking the beer out of the keg or barrel in which it was brewed. So these beers aren't as fizzy as what you normally get on draft or out of the bottle, never...
Tags: brewing, beer, cask ales, Blue Point