A quick trip to the City of Lights and a yacht cruise up the Seine for a party to remember
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 9:41am ET
Bruce Sanderson cruises the Seine with some white Burgundy and a Rhône red for a party in Paris he won't soon forget
Tasting notes from last weekend
Posted: Aug 28, 2009 9:41am ET
Bruce Sanderson shares his tasting notes of several outstanding wines from Burgundy, Austria, the Rhône, Piedmont, Champagne and Bordeaux
The Dog Days of August Deliver Two Tasty Meals
Posted: Aug 18, 2009 9:32am ET
I enjoyed two dinners this past weekend, one planned and one impromptu. One was in the Greenwich Hotel, the other close to Greenwich, Conn. For my birthday, my wife took me to Locanda Verde, the new restaurant in TriBeCa’s Greenwich Hotel. The other was at Tarry Lodge, in Port Chester, N.Y., an outpost of partners Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.
A four-star celebration at one restaurant follows an excellent meal at another
Posted: Aug 12, 2009 1:52pm ET
Employees and fans of Eleven Madison Park celebrated last night after the restaurant received a much deserved, four-star, stellar review from Frank Bruni of the New York Times. My evening started at another historic dining room, Gilt. Housed in the Villard Mansion, an Italian Renaissance design, Gilt is the ideal setting for chef Justin Bogle’s creative and complexly flavored cuisine.
Retailers are dumping 2006 red Burgundy and Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Posted: Aug 6, 2009 10:44am ET
Expensive wines have been taking a beating this year as the recession changed people's drinking habits. However, bargains are beginning to appear. It has taken a little longer than expected, but in the last few weeks, there were some excellent buying opportunities.
Notes on a dozen bubblies, from mature vintages to new discoveries
Posted: Aug 3, 2009 9:46am ET
I was invited to a “bring your own bottle” Champagne dinner at Eleven Madison Park last week. It offered me the opportunity to taste more than a dozen interesting bubblies. They ranged from mature bottles of prestige cuvées from major houses to new and interesting labels from small growers.