I’m in one of those frenzies where I get so overcome by a photo (or, in this case, eleventy-seven-hundred photos) that I want to throw away everything I own that ...
Real, high-quality Chablis is a balm to the soul…unadorned, unbejewelled, in a white wine world where alcohol and oak are too much ascendant…Chablis prides itself on minerality. This wine demonstrates what the word means. -Oz Clark on the 2011 Domaine VD Premier Cru ‘Côte de Léchet Man, I love that quote. And more so, in [...]
It’s an exciting time for wine in the New World. I’m not going say a revolution is in the works, but we are seeing some encouraging signs. Enough winemakers are willing to make wines a little differently and enough people are willing to buy those wines—and that’s all it takes. A new generation of winemakers [...]
[Daughters of the Liberation jacket + Moyna sequined vest + AG legging jeans + Sam Edelman boots + Sam & Lavi blouse + Anthro feather necklace + Dannijo bag. Most important is the beer: the beer is Saison DuPont. Write that down.] Took my number one dude down to the river for a pre-birthday dinner [...]
Burgundy is complicated: the wine, the geography, the influence of vintage. Thankfully, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Burgundy is divided into a north, and a south; Pinot Noir is the heartbeat of the reds, Chardonnay of the whites. The most sought-after Pinot Noir is considered to be a product of the north, or [...]
[Fringe + a sleek cuff and a snake ring. Sho 'nuff.] I’ve revisited my post about Karen from Californication’s style numerous times over the years, and figured it was time to issue a solid follow-up. Expect to see some mimicry of these looks to follow; my copycatting does not limit itself to skinny frontmen. There’s a relaxed, [...]
[Current/Elliott jeans + HTC belt + Truly Madly Deeply tank + Free People kimono + Vanessa Mooney jams.] The other day Rob and I were pouring beers in the kitchen, watching a series of vids from the new KOL documentary, Talihina Sky. Rob—who plays guitar and sings better than he’ll ever give himself credit for—loves [...]
First post from my iPhone! Last week at Barrel Thief we launched our first annual Pinot Noir tasting. Prior to the Pinot tasting our yearly lineup included a Spring Rosé tasting, a holiday sparkling wine/Champagne blowout, and a no-Nouveau Beaujolais experience. After little debate, Pinot noir was added to the mix and 10 wines from [...]
[Sam and Lavi neon button-up + Current/Elliott elephant bells + Vanessa Mooney turquoise & wood bead necklace.] The best neon. Most popular. Best couple (with turquoise). The best drape. Renaissance woman.
[My first The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens. I get the deal now.] There are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself concerning the issue of gainful employment. Lots of stress. For some of us, there’s some soul searching, too. “I feel like… when I was out there, I had my shit figured out, you [...]
From my favorite wine store I’ve never been to, 3 Cups, in Chapel Hill North Carolina: Sainte Croix du Mont is a lesser-known appellation of eastern Bordeaux. The region exists literally across the river from (but figuratively in the shadow of) Sauternes, the most well-known and probably greatest of French dessert wine producing regions. On [...]
And it almost didn’t happen. As of Thursday, Barrel Thief added a pretty special bottle of wine to the inventory, a 2005 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne. This one doesn’t go on the shelf though, nor does it leave its cardboard box and styrofoam shell, with the exception of a picture and some light fondling, of course.
After powering through a 6-course sparkling wine dinner hosted by The Barrel Thief for our favorite customers, then some party time/ball drop time with a little 1990 Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura (It took Kylie, a loyal BT team member, about 10 minutes upon return to work yesterday to notice that we drank her birth [...]