|As the name implies, the focus is exclusively on orange wines and it’s within a quick jaunt of Skin Contact and Ten Bells. 264 Broome Street (at Allen St.) on the Lower East Side. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1 pm to 9 pm.|
Real Wine LitIf you’re too young to remember what wine writing was like before tasting notes and scores took over — or if you are old enough to remember and long for the “good old days,” then head to Classic Editions from The Academie du Vin. The result of a lunch (no doubt boozy) between Hugh Johnson and the late Stephen Spurrier, the Academie is worth a new look. They are reviving some fantastic old titles and releasing new ones. One of the earliest releases is one of my favorites to gift, In the Vine Country by Somerville and Ross. I’m looking forward to getting Stay Me With Flagons (Maurice Healy) and A Contemplation of Wine (H. Warner Allen). They’ve offered my readers a bit of a discount. Use the promo code VINE3 to get $3 off per title (valid only on the Classics paperback).*
This week I’m hitting a pause on the Vermont series. While I polish and shine the profile on David Keck, I am bringing you an essay from former Brunette Wine Bar owner Tracy Kennard.
I first met the remarkable woman…gosh, I can’t remember when, but years back at a New York City wine tasting. There was something about her gentleness. The smile, the lipstick, always melon or red, the smock dresses. She owned that look and it was magnetic.