/Wine & Spirits
30 11, 2016

La Punta Serves Mexico-Inspired Food and Drinks in Trastevere

2017-02-17T15:14:45+01:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Food & Wine, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |0 Comments

When it opened in mid-September, La Punta Expendio de Agave instantly became my go-to spot for aperitivo. Mind you, the recently inaugurated Mexico-inspired bar and restaurant doesn't serve the type of aperitivo that its neighbors in Trastevere sling to attract budget conscious and flavor neutral patrons (ie, troughs of under-seasoned room temperature carbs with a [...]

24 10, 2016

Triple “A” Week in Rome Highlights Natural Wines

2017-02-17T15:14:46+01:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

This week, 15 natural wine producers that are part of the Triple "A" movement will be featured in Rome in a series of tastings and events. The winemakers eschew chemical intervention in their vineyards and rely on naturally occurring yeasts (rather than lab yeast) for fermentation, an approach that allows the territory--rather than chemical manipulation--to [...]

18 09, 2016

Roscioli Caffè in Rome’s Centro Storico

2017-02-17T15:14:47+01:00September 18th, 2016|Categories: Carbs, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|Tags: |3 Comments

  Roscioli Caffè is just the newest of the Roscioli spots in central Rome; the cobblestone streets west of Largo Argentina have been Roscioli turf for decades. The family's first venture here, Antico Forno Roscioli, which opened on Via dei Chiavari in 1972, still sells traditional breads and pizza by the slice for prices anyone [...]

17 08, 2016

Back in Bozcaada, Turkey

2017-02-17T15:14:48+01:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|3 Comments

It's been a minute since I last visited Bozcaada, the Greek-turned-Turkish island just southwest of the Dardanelles. It's a longer trip from Istanbul than I remember: 8.5 long hours on an overnight bus that trims the Sea of Marmara, arching counterclockwise from Istanbul's Alibeyköy depot, followed by a lay-over at the Geyikli port before the [...]

27 04, 2016

Where to Eat, Drink & Shop for Books in North America

2017-02-17T15:14:59+01:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: America, California, City Guides, Cocktails, Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, New Haven, New Orleans, New York City, Pizza, Pork, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

One of the many perks of a 22-city book tour includes never being hungry. As I criss-cross the United States and Canada, I get to explore all sorts of incredible regional North American cuisine, cocktails, and craft brewing. Aside from a few sad airport breakfasts, I have been loving the food on the road and [...]

10 03, 2016

Win a Copy Of SPRITZ by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau

2017-02-17T15:15:03+01:00March 10th, 2016|Categories: Cocktails, Gastronomic Traditions, Wine & Spirits|5 Comments

My wonderful and talented friends Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, founding editors of PUNCH, made a beautiful book about a beloved beverage and the culture that surrounds it. Spritz will be released into the wild on Tuesday March 15 and I want you to have it. I will be giving away 5 copies of this [...]