High Wire Acts: Fine Mexican and Gewürztraminer Its All About Balance

Balance and how to be prepared for the wine decisions of the future, by studying Mexican cuisine now.

Street Art from BsAs and NYC for Early June

Sights from a decade and a half ago in Buenos Aires, specifically the Caballito area, before returning to Manhattan in 2019.

Tradition, Terroir, and Rieslings: Why Dirt Matters

Tradition, Terroir, and Rieslings: Why Dirt Matters—wine and food grow up together

Connecting with the Reader to Sell Your first 1000 Copies.

But a fiction writer needs to adapt. This isn’t gospel: It’s a map, with lots of options. 

Mid-May Wine Romp “Damn Good Wine”

Inexpensive wines make up the bulk of most people’s wine drinking. But reasonable doesn’t have to mean boring.

Jimmy, Janice, and Jerry: with Stars in Their Eyes

Finishing up a few examples of left coast street art before hopping back to Brooklyn and finding oldies from BsAs.

Trolling Brooklyn & LA for Street Art

Brooklyn’s street art tends to be more bootstrap, guerrilla, and pick up, more stickers and graffiti, while in LA, there is more of the large format, paid artist mural. Sure, it has there are the guerrilla works, as there is in even small towns. Each has a bit of all, but the cities different vibes trickle down into the art: sunny and spacious leads to colorful murals, while the winter and density of buildings produce smaller works, more out of the basement or bedroom workshop style.

Black and white sticker of a Stairway to Heaven with a balance of Cash and Cross under a Watchful Eye
Stairway to Heaven with a balance of Cash and Cross under a Watchful Eye

A simple sticker illustrating the Stairway to Heaven the Christian way, with a balance of Cash and Piety under an Ever Watchful Eye.

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A Mix of Club and Local Gets

I’ve had a odd relationship with wine clubs over a lot of years, mostly ending up with my cancelling each one in turn and not wanting to sign up again. To any club. Ever. But wine clubs seem to have matured over the past couple of decades, and I’ve read there is a renaissance in […]

Wine Romp with An Ancient School Georgian Wine

The Georgian Qvevri method of making wine goes back to the 2nd or 3rd millennium BCE, long before Rome was even an Etruscan village and Burgundy was, well, just another spot of land in what would eventually become the Duchy of Burgundy in the Frankish Kingdom.

NYC and Environs—Recent Finds in Brooklyn, Chinatown and Little Italy (Winter, 2019)

Street Art around NYC—Recent Finds in Brooklyn, Chinatown and Little Italy (Winter, 2019)

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