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A Wine Rep’s Quarantine Diary

As New York City begins to reopen, we reflect on the ways the pandemic has upended our lives. Wine rep Peter Zusman weighs in with a slice of (wine) life.

Ribollita: Tuscany’s Ultimate Comfort Dish

Who doesn’t crave a rib-sticking soup or stew in the winter? Ribollita, a vegetable and bread-based soup, is one of Tuscany’s culinary treasures. Like much of the heartier fare in…

Rosé 101: Your Pink Wine Primer

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet—and a rosé by any other name would be as pink. Would Shakespeare not be proud? If you have ever wondered about the provenance of the pink stuff—where it’s made and how it’s made, for instance—your primer has arrived. 

Veggie Stuffed Shells

This recipe is my ideal stuffed shell scenario: filled with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, and herby goat cheese, and slathered in a thick savory tomato sauce. It’s satisfying, exciting, and is definitely more nutrient dense than old school stuffed shells.

The Best Wines to Drink with Vegan Food

There’s no reason to be intimidated by pairing wines with vegan meals, because the same general guidelines apply: fat, acidity, body, sweetness, tartness and flavor are all components of a dish that influence making the best match.