If you’re not following grapefriend on Twitter, you may have missed these juicy grapes:
I was interviewed by Bon Appetit about one of my favorite grapefriendy posts – the Mad Men wine count! Screw Don and his Old Fashioneds – we got grapes! We also played a fun game matching the characters to different types of grapes (thought Betty was probably the easiest). So up my alley.
Went to an excellent wine tasting at Le Bernardin where we got to taste 6 wines from Gaja, one of Italy’s most renowned producers. They have vineyards in Piedmont, Montalcino and Bolgheri, and make some pretty phenomenal wines. I loved the Barbaresco and the Rennina (all Sangiovese – rare that I love it!) the most. The Rennina’s anywhere from $100-150 depending on the vintage, and the Barberesco’s closer to $200. You know, just my usual Monday night bottle…
Thought this was pretty interesting: the legal blood alcohol level is higher in the US than most countries. Just one more reason why I dislike high-alcohol wines and am psyched that I live in NYC.