From sparkling summer crushers to thoughtful natural wines, I’ve got 12 bottles to suit a wide range of palates, meals or occasions, including standout non-alcoholic wines. For more, my last wine recommendations and last summer’s 12. Read more →
Published in the Spring 2023 print issue of Maze Row’s VOICES Magazine out of London, Vol. 3:
Including my interviews with the chefs and sommeliers of Los Angeles’ 2 Michelin-starred n/naka (Niki Nakayama) and San Francisco’s 1 Michelin-starred Nisei (David Yoshimura). Read more →
Published in the Winter 2022-2023 print issue of Maze Row’s VOICES Magazine out of London, Vol. 2:
My interview with Lazy Bear’s (San Francisco) beverage director Jacob Brown finds inspiration in the endless wealth of California produce & vineyards: Read more →
From sparkling celebratory wines and Champagnes to crisp wintery whites, bracing reds to non-alcoholic wines, I’ve got 15 bottles to suit a range of palates, meals or occasions as we dive into the holidays and usher in a new year. Read more →
From sparkling summer crushers (whether easy drinking refreshing or funky, interesting natural wines) to thoughtful, sommelier-curated wine clubs for the savvy wine drinker, I’ve got 12 bottles to suit a range of palates, meals or occasions, including standout non-alcoholic wines. Read more →
These six newer spots include two Brazilian go-tos, a winning bottle shop and arcade/game bar with food (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from every restaurant reviewed here):
Wine for the holidays: needless to say, it’s a must. The question is what? Here, 12 bottles to suit a range of palates, meals and occasions from low-key, cozy meal to celebratory splurge, champagne to red wines, natural to elegant. I’ve noted some local restaurants pouring select wines if you want to taste first.
My bottle column covers trends and reviews international spirits and RTDs, with taste ratings:
The canned wine “game” keeps getting better. Not only are each of these canned wines or wine clubs of high quality to please the wine geek, they’re approachable for all. One is the best non-alcoholic wine we’ve yet tasted, another contributes to environmental change — and all are (yes!) locally based.
My dining column in Bob Cut magazine covers standout newcomers and longtimers worth supporting.
I’m covering outdoor and indoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from. Here are this month’s 10 standouts: Read more →