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Eric Arnold

Single-glass quartino

It wasn’t long after we sat down at our table that we became convinced that the culinary explanation for the odor was not only poppycock, but that most of the restaurant staff was more fully baked than a loaf of sourdough. Much of this has to do with the quartino (pictured), the small vase-shaped vessel that many a trendy restaurant uses to serve a single glass of wine. But I’ll get there in a second. [Read more...]

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Eric Arnold

The view from the rooftop.

Last weekend, we were invited to a party on a friend’s rooftop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. On the way there, my wife and I grabbed a $35 grower Champagne at the wine shop, as the hosts were celebrating both… [Read more...]

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The bigger question, though, is how to store your wines if you don’t want to invest in or maintain a wine fridge. Here are a few tips: [Read more...]

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Fresh Thai ingredients

Ricker is the proprietor of Thai restaurant Pok Pok in Brooklyn but, I should note, the experience occurred entirely by accident. I’d been invited to a cooking class and wine pairing in a place I least expected to find one: the eighth floor of Macy’s in Herald Square. After weaving through the perfume counters to the elevators, my skepticism only grew … [Read more...]

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Beef Wellington 2

I try to follow three simple rules when it comes to opening the (relatively few) bottles of wine that I keep under lock and key: (1) Open a bottle when I’m in a bad mood, as it always helps or,… [Read more...]

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