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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.

Beer and Cheese Pairings October 2

There are several reasons that these dispatches have become less frequent. For one, some of the pairings have become routine and feel less newsworthy as a result. Some of the good ones get lost in the writing workload that I … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV Blog on The Rise of Double

Double IPA’s are having a moment! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/25/doubling-down

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Beer and Cheese Pairings September 21

A lot of the work that I’m particularly proud of at Westside Market East Village is in introducing people who don’t consider themselves to be beer drinkers to beers or ciders that they enjoy. About once a week someone will … Continue reading

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ICYMI, That NY Times Story

It came up a few times recently, so those of you just tuning into the narrative, here’s that NY Times story, a story about me rather than by me, but happily a story about writing that I’ve done, albeit on … Continue reading

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ICYMI, Three Wall Street Journal stories on the NYC beer scene

Two of them are outside the firewall. This one is on the brewing renaissance. http://www.wsj.com/articles/craft-brewers-and-brewpubs-gain-popularity-in-new-york-city-1421976473 This one is on local gypsy brewers http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579409102170863322 This one on barrel aging is inside the firewall so…. Barrel-Aged Beer Is Making a Comeback A … Continue reading

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Recent Beer and Cheese Pairing Highlights September 13-18

Yes, I was away. I went to Chicago for a long Labor Day weekend to cover a jazz festival and drink lots of beer; I also introduced my family to two wonderful goat’s milk cheeses, Kunik and Pantaleo. Upon my … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Some Posts for Beer Geeks TV Blog

On Craft Beer in Chicago http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/11/sipping-in-chicago On Saisons http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/4/saisons-for-every-season On Beer Lists, or at least ones that are not generated by Paste. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/28/lose-the-lists On the Big Apple Beer Renaissance http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/21/the-big-apple-plays-catchup On Diversity in the Craft Beer World http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/14/diversity-in-the-craft-world On The … Continue reading

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