Category Archives: Wine

Table Mates: The Dos and Don’ts of Interacting With Your Waiter

A successful business meal can be equated to a delicate dance being performed exquisitely. The three dancers are the meal host, the guests(s), and the server(s). The dance is their seasoned, polite and attentive interactions that allow the meal to … Continue reading

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Take A HINT: It’s Goldie’s 2016 Summer Cocktail Recipe!

When I compose a new cocktail each summer, there are certain elements that must be in place. The first order of business is to keep it low on the sweetness spectrum. The summer heat and humidity can be downright oppressive … Continue reading

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What To Eat In The Heat: It’s Goldie’s Summer Gazpacho Recipe!

I know it’s hot outside. But I refuse to let the heat and uncomfortable mugginess prevent me from enjoying fine homemade cuisine. In the summer, this might sound complicated. Of course if you have a backyard grill like I do, … Continue reading

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Spring, Finally! How About Some Wine?

In the Hudson Valley this year, springtime has felt more like an extended late-winter. A warm March prompted us to settle into spring extremely early, and the same could be said for the local vegetation. But when things cooled right … Continue reading

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Like A Big Pizza Pie: A Chance Recipe That Stole The Show

Who doesn’t like pizza? Well, there might be somebody out there who doesn’t. But in assuming this comfort food classic is universally beloved, I’m sure you’re all familiar with its various incarnations. When you consider preparing homemade pizza, the strategy … Continue reading

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Did You Know That Business Networking Is Like Growing Grapes?

Networking. It’s not just a profound concept, but it’s a dynamic word. In its root form “network”, it’s first a noun: “My network has grown in size by 50% this year.” “Networking” demonstrates its verb usage: “I plan to spend … Continue reading

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Goldie’s Kitchen Archives: A Spanish-Influenced Dish That Will Spoil Your Palate Forever!

With the rise of tapas and other Spanish-inspired cuisine in the U.S. since 2000, many restaurants that focus on these delicacies have opened their doors in NYC and other North American urban centers. For a while, Michael and I were … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, The Morning After: Several More Recipes From Common Scents

If there’s one new concept that DRIVEN’s guests hopefully came away with following this month’s Common Scents wine and food tasting event, hosted by the accommodating folks at GLG, it’s that the recipes I prepared are as multi-functional as they … Continue reading

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Common Scents, Uncommon Flavors: 2 Recipes From DRIVEN’s November Wine Seminar

One would assume that during a wine tasting class, it’s all about the wine. But when DRIVEN creates a wine class, the food and the wine share equal space at center-stage. November 15th’s Common Scents wine event at GLG was … Continue reading

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Gougeres! Another Delicious Reason To Subscribe To MARY’s Secret Ingredients

MARY’s Secret IngredientsTM is easily my favorite subscription box service. You may have noticed me raving about it in the past on DRIVEN’s blog page. Created by Mary Pisarkiewicz, author of the internationally recognized food blog LOVE – The Secret … Continue reading

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