Category Archives: wine

At WSJ on Beer

When I’m not in the food biz, I work as a freelance journalist and my most visible regular outlet is the Wall St. Journal, where I write about jazz. In 2014, they let me write about beer on occasion.  These … Continue reading

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When Will They Get It

I wish owners owners of places with great beer programs would understand the value of what they have. Last night, I was at a bar/casual restaurant, a couple of barstools down from two young women and the owner was chatting … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes January 5

Beer and Cheese Pairings January 5, 2016 My series of pairings featuring dark beers and blues got off to an excellent start. Both Sunday and Monday, people were receptive to the offerings, and that was my primary concern. In the … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes, December 2015

My apologies for the infrequency of these dispatches, they have become a casualty of my success both with the beer program and with the writing phase of my professional life. In other words, the beer program’s success began to involve … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV Blog on NYC IPA and on the new Paste Magazine Stout List

These new IPA’s are phenomenally bright! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/11/13/east-coast-ipa The Paste List judges stouts! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/11/6/a-beer-ranking-you-can-trust

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Four Blog Posts from Beer Geeks TV Blog

It’s been a busy month.  Here are my latest posts from Beer Geeks TV On Men, Women and Beer http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/23/theres-a-lot-to-learn On the need for a better lexicon http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/16/do-you-speak-beer On Why Beer Should be Sold Like Wine http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/10/9/eliminate-the-craft-confusion On Liking Beer … Continue reading

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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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