Woo Your Boo This Halloween!

Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s also about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves. We’re approaching that time of year when children and even some adults tap into their creativity to come up with an alter ego for one day of the year. Halloween is so much fun because…read more

Shop Pink and Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Research

Shop Pink and show your support for Breast Cancer Research by buying pink wine this month. For every bottle of Rosé purchased during the month of October, the Boisset Collection will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Here, I tell you why I’m in love with rosé wines. Even though in this video…read more

Truffle in Paradise

“Life is a theater and wine her muse.” – Jean-Charles Boisset (JCB), CEO of the Boisset Collection…Still on a high from a sensational Saturday of sensory experiences with Boisset CEO, Jean-Charles Boisset, Boisset Executives, Ambassadors and Friends at “Visionaries Gallery” in the Meatpacking District of NYC. During a cheese and charcuterie brunch paired with some of the…read more

Cooking 4 Change at the New York Times Food Festival

Spent a little time at the New York Times Food Festival yesterday and had a chance to hear Atlanta-based New York Times Journalist, Kim Severson in conversation with food advocates, Kerry Diamond, Jon Gray and Julia Turshen on current topics related to “Creating Change Through Cooking.” After the food talk, attendees mingled inside the Times Center building…read more

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music

All my NYC-based wine-loving friends, meet me tomorrow at IAC Manhattan for a rockin’ time at The 2019 Great Wine of the Andes Event to sample some of the best wines from Chile and Argentina as selected by wine journalist and critic, James Suckling. Learn more and purchase tickets here: Below are a few highlights…read more

Quick Salmon

A quick dinner of salmon fillets Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub 8 to 10 oz salmon fillets with just enough olive oil to cover the top and bottom of the fillets. Put on a foil-lined baking sheet skin side down and sprinkle with salt, pepper, fresh minced garlic, dried cilantro and dried parsley to…read more

Mediterranean Blue Magic

I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down to talk with Coviello Salines, Global Marketing Business Strategist, Investor and the CEO and Founder of Amour Geneve, the first naturally blue wine in the world. Coviello is a native of the Bronx, NY. Born in NYC to immigrants – his father grew up in Puerto Rico,…read more

Peaches, Blackberries, Pecans & Labor Day Love

“August is like the Sunday of summer.” Sundays have always been special days for me – days for cooking, relaxing and enjoying family. So the last official Sunday of summer is even more special, and I want to linger on it as long as humanly possible. It’s also my preferred day for celebrating Labor Day…read more

How to Use A Chimney Starter

I’ve been in Atlanta visiting my mom this week. We’re grilling tonight so I decided to teach her how to use a chimney starter to get a charcoal grill started without lighter fluid. She didn’t have a chimney starter so I went to the local Lowes Home Improvement Store to pick one up for her.…read more

Chrissy Teigen’s Spicy Clams and Pasta

Although I have been making this dish for years, this is the best recipe I have run across to date. It is really flavorful, unlike some versions that have too much or too little sauce, and has the right proportions of everything, especially the pepper! You can substitute Littleneck clams for the Manila clams; because…read more

Summer Breeze Gift Basket

Are you going to be a house guest this summer? Why just take flowers or a bottle of wine when you can bring a customized “Summer Breeze” gift in a reusable planter? Granted, most of us may not be visiting Provence or a place with lavender and jasmine fields blowing in the background. However, herbal…read more

How to Shuck Oysters on the Half Shell at Home

I love oysters, and one of my favorite summer snacks is oysters on the half shell with a crisp, “minerally” white wine like Muscadet, Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or unoaked French Chardonnay. If you enjoy oysters on the half shell or just like to use the freshest most flavorful oysters possible for your fried oysters or…read more