A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"


Worth Seeking Out…

January 25th, 2005
  • Two Roman cookbooks that will help you recreate your favorite Roman dishes are: Cooking the Roman Way by David Downie and In a Roman Kitchen by Jo Bettoja.
  • A mixed case of wine is a great way to find some new house wines for the coming year. Ask your favorite retailer for 12 different wines in your desired price range. If your retailer does not know the types of wines you like, then find a new retailer.
  • It is hard to find fresh fruit in N.Y.C. this time of year, but I have found the boxes of clementines to be juicy and delicious.
  • Grape seed oil is an excellent choice for those dishes where a subtle oil taste is preferred. For example, coleslaw recipes often call for vegetable oil, and although more expensive, I find grape seed oil to be a better choice.

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