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  • The Infectious Spirit of Aldo Sohm

    The Infectious Spirit of Aldo Sohm

    As I sat with Aldo Sohm at his namesake bar in midtown, I was hoping to gain a little insight on how he trains to win. An innate affinity for recollection? A freakishly sensitive palate, with the intellect to boot? Or does he just work harder than everyone else? Voted the Best Sommelier of Austri...

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  • David Giuliano on Voice & Wine at The Clam

    David Giuliano on Voice & Wine at The Clam

    “Selling wine is about story telling. Everything that happens before you put it in the glass is more interesting than what’s actually in the glass. That’s me,” said David Giuliano, Beverage Director at The Clam, Market Table and The Little Owl. “That’s the way I like to train my staff. And for my ve...

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  • Behind the Scenes at The Standard

    Behind the Scenes at The Standard

    Born on a commune to hippie parents in California, Rainlove Lampariello, the Regional Beverage Director at The Standard, grew up in Brooklyn and was working at places like the Limelight, the Palladium, the Underground and Funhouse by the time he was fifteen years old. After a stint in Miami, as it w...

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  • Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Looking Back on the Bounty of 2015

    Francesco Grosso of Marea, Pam Yung & José Ramirez-Ruiz of Semilla, Lee Campbell of Andrew Tarlow's group, Sean Sant Amour of Blue Ribbon, Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House 2015 was an amazing year of great growth and change for us here at TEW! We added a number of new members to our family, b...

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  • Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Between Two Cities with Bill Fitch

    Bill Fitch of Vinegar Hill House “It’s humans making things with the earth,” said Bill Fitch on wine, “trying to preserve the beauty of the earth, the diversity of the ecosystem and creating a new aesthetic that’s based on ethical ideas. It doesn’t matter how pretty something is. Good aesthetics ...

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  • Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Low-Touch Wines & Spirits with Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar

    Tom Kearney at June Wine Bar When June Wine Bar first opened at the start of 2015 on Court Street in Brooklyn, it was an industry destination. But it didn’t take long for June to settle into the streets of Cobble Hill, where it quickly became a neighborhood haven. “Here, the audience that we’ve c...

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  • Summer Reading

    Summer Reading

    While we're gearing up for fall and soaking in the last rays of summer sun, we're taking this week to look back at a few highlights from the summer and spring. Happy Labor Day! We'll see you in full gear next week. The Youth of All of Us, with Sean Sant Amour at Blue Ribbon Sean Sa...

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  • The Earthy Side of Wine with Lee Campbell

    The Earthy Side of Wine with Lee Campbell

    “I think I’d sort of been faking it for a little while when I first got into wine,” said Lee Campbell of the Andrew Tarlow group. “I knew I was fascinated by it but I wasn’t quite sure why. I think I thought it was because I thought it was like taking an interdisciplinary course in a liberal art...

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  • The Youth of All of Us, with Sean Sant Amour at Blue Ribbon

    The Youth of All of Us, with Sean Sant Amour at Blue Ribbon

    Sean Sant Amour at Blue Ribbon Bakery “Everybody always wonders what’s up with Blue Ribbon and T. Edward Wines,” said Sean Sant Amour. “We started at the same time. The TEW evolution has gone hand in hand with ours. As your book grew, our list grew as well. One of my pivotal wine moments was ...

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  • The Fabric of New York with James Shrum at Blue Ribbon

    The Fabric of New York with James Shrum at Blue Ribbon

    James Shrum with Victor, behind the bar at Blue Ribbon Brasserie "I’m not the first person you think of when you think of Blue Ribbon, unless you’re a customer who’s been coming in for a long time and you see my face when you first come in the door.” It’s been 22 years since James Shrum, bartende...

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