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Anything But...Bordeaux?

Posted by William Whelan II on

As a new generation of wine drinkers emerges in the U.S., the world of wine has begun to adapt to their preferences, with some regions coming along quicker than others. In Bordeaux, some have dragged their feet in evolving with the times.

In fact, Bordeaux has slowly fallen out of favor with Americans in general. Where it was once ABC, Anything But Cabernet, it’s become ABB, Anything But Bordeaux. Continue Reading...

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Forget Chivalry, Cheverny Isn't Dead

Posted by William Whelan II on

As much fun as nouveau, avant-garde approaches to winemaking can be, no great innovation comes without a deep, unwavering love, and respect for what came before it. Respect thy elders, or something like that. 

That is why a wine like Cheverny will never, ever die. Continue reading...

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A Match Made in Brooklyn

Posted by Pat Bradley on

 

Post-holidays, I'd found that my wine cabinet had grown a bit dim. But it only took a hop, skip and a jump onto a Brooklyn-bound L train to solve that problem.

Trekking through the slush on Lorimer Street early last week, I arrived at De Wine Spot with intentions of restoring my wine collection to its former glory. House "sommelier," Cynthia Araiza was on hand to assist in selecting a nice assortment of sparklings and reds. Continue reading...

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It's OK to be Gluten-Free

Posted by Pat Bradley on

 


This is a picture of Wild's "wild white" mozzarella, ricotta, truffle oil and cracked pepper flatbread. Even though I'm not gluten-free, I recently stumbled upon the place (they have locations in both Manhattan and Williamsburg) and found their pizzas to be more palatable than I'd expected gluten-free pizza would be! And for fourteen bucks, I can have a meal that's both satisfying and sustaining enough to get me through the rest of my workday (not an easy feat in the West Village). I recently had a quick, at the bar lunch at the West Village location and was joined by my friend, Johnny who also ordered a flatbread--the "wild truffle mushroom" with fresh herbs (arugula) and ricotta. He had me sample a portion of his pizza and I instantly commented on how tasty it was, and you could tell that the mushrooms that they used were quite fresh!

 

 



I recently also sampled Wild's kale cupcake (I always have dessert) upon my server's recommendation: Do you like carrot cake? Yes. I'm going to bring you the kale cupcake then...

 



Like their pizzas, Wild offers gluten-free desserts, but they also offer vegan options as well. The kale cupcake is not gluten-free, but it is vegan. At first bite, it wasn't 'the tastiest cupcake in the world' (as it's described on the menu). But if I was vegan, I might think so.

Isn't it the best cupcake in the world?!

 

Mmm--it's good! 

Yet--if I was gluten-free, I'd probably bring all of my friends here (or at least just the gluten-free ones).

(Note: on a previous visit, I had the flourless chocolate cake which was a much more pleasant end to my meal.)

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