Category Archives: Wine

Savor The Season: Try My Autumn Risotto Recipe

As the sun grows lazier, and we enter the thick of autumn, many of us begin to think about food from a different angle. Those local tomatoes are still rolling into the market, and the eggplant is still shouting out … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm 2.0: A Tomato-Inspired Mid-Summer Delight

Ah! First of the season LOCAL beefsteak tomatoes! I can speak for most of my neighbors when I proclaim that we’re so excited for tomato season arriving in the Hudson Valley. This is when we begin to actually eat tomatoes. … Continue reading

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The Moment Has Arrived: 2 More Great Recipes from Summer Sippers!

I couldn’t resist getting these recipes posted a bit earlier than promised. For one, it’s cruel and unusual punishment to make everyone wait to revisit such deliciousness, as enjoyed passionately at this month’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ wine and food … Continue reading

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D’Lish! One Special Recipe From DRIVEN’s Wine & Food Pairing Event

When DRIVEN hosts a wine & food pairing, our goal is to keep it fun and delicious above all. Just ask any of the attendees of this week’s Spring & Summer Sippin’ event if they would agree, and you might … Continue reading

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Enter Spring: Your Wine Selections For The Mild Season

If faced with the question “Which do I look forward to more: the arrival of spring or opening a great bottle of wine?”, I would sense a touch of playful rhetoric from the questioner. Choosing between two of the most … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dining: Don’t Be A Dummy

Back in the days of my restaurant, Goldie’s by the Bridge, we used to brand some holidays as “dummies’ day-out”. Valentine’s Day was the queen of them all. These are occasions when people who don’t usually dine out suddenly do. … Continue reading

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Fading Fast: Last Call at the Autumn Green Market!

The signs of winter’s approach are inevitable: Trees are turning bare, it’s dark in the middle of the afternoon, and I can see my breath when I walk in the morning. But unfolding more slowly than autumn is the transition … Continue reading

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Wine Myth-Conceptions, Part Three: Keeping an Open Mind

Spending over a decade working as a retail wine shop manager, I was exposed to a vast sea of different wines, being fortunate enough to have tasted upwards of 20,000 of ‘em! Yet, before I even reached my 100th sip, … Continue reading

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Wine “Myth-Conceptions”, Part 2: The Meaning of Organic

Perhaps the most exciting revolution to occur in wine since being embraced by the American consumer is the post-modern advent of natural, sustainable, chemical-free vineyard farming. During the 20th century, traditional vineyard practices gave way to conventional grape-growing with the … Continue reading

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Wine “Myth-Conceptions”, Part 1: The Truth Shall Prevail!

America: Welcome to the 21st century! -a time that is most exciting not for its technologies or music or politics, but for its beverage culture! We in the U.S. have finally woken up to and embraced the diverse world of … Continue reading

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