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Featured: Etty's Wine Pick: Folk Machine Pinot Noir 2009

This fragrant and light bodied Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast drinks like a Bourgogne Rouge, nixing high alcohol, over-extraction, and sweet oak in favor of vivid acidity, pretty pomegranate flavors, and a bit of neutral oak for texture. Sourced from vineyards in Monterey County and Potter Valley, this is perfect everyday Pinot. Straightforward, varietally on point, and super...

Artisans: Street Art: A Glimpse Inside a City's Heart

Whenever I travel, I have my camera nearby. I am forever a photographer of cities; I rarely record who I was with or what sights we visited. Instead, I attempt to find the breath of a city, the flow, and the people of it. More often than not, I find the most showing examples of pride and place by photographing street art. My father will never see it as art, claiming that graffiti ruins a city, shows...

Featured: Etty's Wine Pick: Broadside James Berry Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

This excellent Paso Robles Chardonnay is super clean, fresh, and lively on the palate, showing a solid dose of depth and minerality. Made with organically grown grapes, and aged in a combination of stainless steel, cement vats, and neutral oak, this small production, classy California Chard is a killer bargain! Pair with clam, chorizo, and white bean stew or linguini with roasted cauliflower and...

Destinations: A Sparkling New York Moment

It’s funny that sometimes what becomes routine and normal is often stripped of its true magic. I have been visiting New York City since I was a child, but more frequently lately, since my sister Jenna and her husband, Mitch, have relocated to the Chelsea neighborhood. I never take New York for granted; you cannot ignore the beauty and brilliance of this place, but the last few trips have been a bit...

Featured: Etty's Wine Pick: Domaine La Réméjeanne Les Chèvrefeuilles 2009

This single vineyard, Grenache-based Côtes du Rhône is luscious, mouth-filling, and enveloping, showing ripe plum and blackberry fruit and soft, finely grained tannins. A very pretty, super fresh wine with enough richness and weight to satisfy both old world and new world wine lovers alike. Pair with grilled burgers with blue cheese and caramelized onions or lamb stew with carrots, cipollini onions,...

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