Posted: Jul 27, 2009 4:00pm ET
On Saturday, David Bowler hosted his annual "Backyard Barbecue" at his house in the Bronx, a tradition since 2004. Bowler, a talented musician, was bitten by the wine bug back in the early 1990s. That’s when we met; I used to buy German Riesling from him when he worked at Crossroads on 14th Street.
Posted: Jul 17, 2009 11:50am ET
I was on vacation this past week, visiting my family in Ontario, and thus subject to the provincial monopoly for purchasing wine. At least there was a Liquor Control Board of Ontario with a Vintages section about 25 miles from my parent’s house.