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October 24, 92Y

Big A–ed Reds 92Y, October 24 Instructors: Martin Johnson (The Joy of Cheese), Michael Whidden (Regal Wines) Carol Shelton “Wild Thing” Zinfandel 2016 (Mendocino County, California) Spirited and zesty, satisfying deep body, with lively cherry and smoky cracked pepper flavors that … Continue reading

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At VinePair on Pilsners

Pilsners Are an Elegant Outlier to the Craft Beer Hype Machine   words: MARTIN JOHNSON Pilsners have one of the most dynamic backstories in beer. The style was developed in the Czech village of Pilsen in the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, Collected

For about five years, approximately 2009-2014, I did a regular blog post called Fromage of the Day where I introduced and paired a cheese then I compared it to a cultural touchstone. Here’s a grouping of them. https://thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com/?s=Fromage+of+the+Day

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At VinePair on Cheese and Craft Beer

This isn’t your usual what IPA to pair with Roquefort kind of piece. The Craft Beer and Cheese Businesses Have a Lot in Common, But Only One Is Surging words: MARTIN JOHNSON illustration: DANIELLE GRINBERG     On a blustery, wintry day in … Continue reading

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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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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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