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About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and www.theroot.com. I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.

At Beer Geeks on Lists and NYC’s Craft Beer Rise

Most lists are ridiculous.  http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/28/lose-the-lists NYC is on the rise  http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/21/the-big-apple-plays-catchup

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 23 and 24

I used to think that the hardest transition in offering downtown New Yorkers top flight beer and cheese was from Sunday, when the vibe was typically chill, to Monday when the hustle bustle often came just short of violent. I’ve … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 16-21

There hasn’t been much time for either pairing or blogging this week. At the store, Westside Market East Village, we’re without our stock guy, who quit after calling out for two weeks. This means my boss and I have to … Continue reading

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At The Root on Five Summer Beers

I chatted and corresponded with Michael Ferguson of Beer Geeks TV about his five favorite styles of summer beers. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/_5_perfect_beers_for_summer.html?wpisrc=topstories

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 10-12

Our stock guy was out all week at Westside Market East Village, so that meant that my 55 year old body had to channel its more athletic 35 year old iteration and spend time lugging cases of beer from the … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV on Rising Diversity in the Craft Beer World

At the Beer Geeks TV blog with some thoughts about the increasing diversity in the craft beer crowd.  http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/14/diversity-in-the-craft-world

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At Beer Geeks TV on the Grimm’s

How a husband/wife duo in Carroll Gardens are conqueiring the NYC beer scene, one interesting brew at a time. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/7/great-beer-youve-probably-never-heard-of

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