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  • Sake and Truffles

    At Stick With Me Sweets, a tiny storefront in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood, Susanna Yoon, former Per Se chocolatier, marries chocolate and alcohol to exceptional effect. The bonbons are the most eye-catching, their vibrantly colored, hand-painted domes hiding a constantly rotating cast of flavors, like matcha green tea and bourbon maple pecan; the truffles, based on Valrhona ganache and dusted in bitter cocoa, are less sweet but just as compelling, available ...Read More

    by Caitlin Griffith posted on Jun 30th 2015 in Features, August 2015, Fined & Filtered

  • July 2015 Red Discovery: Zorah 2012 Yeghegnadzor Karasi Areni Noir

    Zorik Gharibian, an Armenian living in Milan, founded this winery in the highlands of Yeghegnadzor, 4,593 feet above sea level. This is his second vintage from his 99-acre estate, a red from the indigenous areni noir that's fermented in the traditional local manner ...Read Full Wine Review

    Wine Review by Tara Q. Thomas on Aug 3rd 2015 in Wines of the Month, Red Discovery

Sparkling Toasts: Bubbles and quick bites for summer

Here are several delicious ways to raise your entertaining game this summer, all based on a slice of bread and a glass of sparkling wine. Read more ⇛

Imbibe: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash

David Wondrich recently reissued his seminal work on cocktail history, first published in November 2007 and winner of a James Beard Award. Read more ⇛

Sake and Truffles

Former Per Se chocolatier Susanna Yoon, marries chocolate and alcohol to exceptional effect. Read more ⇛

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  • Ithaca, New York: Coltivare

    235 Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY; 607-882-2333

    A quintessential upstate college town, Ithaca is vying to be the gateway to Finger Lakes wine country. The deal may be sealed with the opening last December of this big, airy restaurant near the central Commons. The eclectic menu is all about local sources, down to the grains and wild yeasts in a playful array of flatbreads coming ...See full review

    Review by Richard Figiel on Jul 23rd 2015 in New York, Ithaca, New American

  • New York, New York: Mace

    649 E.9th St.; no phone

    Greg Boehm, proprietor of bar accessories retailer Cocktail Kingdom, teamed up with Zach Sharaga to create Mace, a cocktail den serving up drinks focused on individual spices. In the space formerly occupied by Louis 649, in Alphabet City, they’ve lined the shelves above the stainless steel bar with mason jars full of cardamom, ...See full review

    Review by Caitlin Griffith on Jul 22nd 2015 in Bars, Cocktail Bar, New York, New York

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        • 2014: Jeff Kellogg | Maialino, NYC

          A bit of non-direction landed Jeff Kellogg at the doors of a fledgling restaurant group in Charlotte, North Carolina, 131 Main. After helping the group open and expand four restaurants and a wine bar, he headed to the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Kellogg was ...Read More

          Interviewed by Caitlin Griffith on Oct 1st 2014 in Best New Sommeliers, 2014

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        • 2014: Mullineux

          Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in Swartland in 2007, attracted by the region’s old-vine plots of syrah and grenache. The couple produces reds, but we were intrigued by their 2012 Swartland white. It blends old-vine chenin with clairette blanche and viognier, offering fresh peach flavors with pale scents of wheat and honey. ...Read more

          By Joshua Greene on Oct 29th 2014 in Wineries to Watch, 2014

        • 2014: Zuccardi

          These are times of radical change in Zuccardi. Sebastian Zuccardi, third-generation owner, has led this traditional winery from Mendoza to explore the region in search of new flavors for its wines. At their new winery in Altamira, they are creating a series of wines deeply identified with their origins. Today, Zuccardi ...Read more

          By Patricio Tapia on Oct 29th 2014 in Wineries to Watch, 2014