The Rise and Fall of a Wine Dinner

The Rise and Fall of a Wine Dinner

Maybe my expectations are to high. I have been privileged to sit and experience the marriage of wine and food at the highest level.  Yes, moments like this have left me speechless.  Seems funny to say that.  This doesn't need to happen in the fanciest of restaurants, or at a winery.  This can happen in [...]

Your Body, Your Mind, and a Whole Lot of Lunches

Your Body, Your Mind, and a Whole Lot of Lunches

Eating, drinking, eating, spread sheets, drinking, eating, a little sleep, repeat... Not going to lie, this has been the battle for me in the wine business.  It is not that there is food and wine around me, it is that there is REALLY GOOD FOOD AND WINE around me.  Beyond that, there is the elevation [...]

Inappropriate Story Telling and Lunch with Tony Verdoni

Inappropriate Story Telling and Lunch with Tony Verdoni

If someone is tagged as "The Wine Professor", I am having lunch with him - stat. That is exactly what I managed to do, and by accident.  Tony Verdoni and I are organizing a seminar at the NJ Wine and Food Festival in April  focused around Tuscan wine, charcuterie, olive oil, and all things Italian.  I [...]