Where’s Aimée?: Italian Edition

Way back in January I participated in the 3rd Annual Valpolicella Education Program.  I spent an intense week in Verona, Italy, studying subject matters such as “Valpolicella Genetic and Environmental Resources,” “The Wines of Valpolicella: Winemaking Peculiarities and Compositional Characteristics,” “The Rules on the Names of Wines: Labels, Designations of Origin, Trademarks, Producer Associations and Production Regulations,” and of course tasting!

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Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Black Llama Bar

If you’ve visited Greenport before, odds are you’ve walked through Stirling Square. Maybe you stopped in for a pizza at 1943 or for a drink at the outside bar at American Beech (featured previously in this blog series). American Beech is one of the most impeccably designed spaces in the village, so it comes as no surprise that their new sister bar, Black Llama, is just as chic. While Beech is closed for the winter season, their neighboring bar just across the square is keeping its patrons...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – December 2019


How are we wrapping up another year already!? My sixth year at Lieb Cellars, in fact. And when I sit back and reflect on these past years, I think it’s fair to call 2019 the “year of the curveball” at Lieb Cellars. 2013 was my first year and was all about learning the business. 2014 was about planning our rebrands and overhauling the company from the ground up. 2015 was when our new brands were launched and we began to rebuild. 2016 was when we got serious and really started to...

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Where’s Aimée?: Somm Slam/Lieb DC Tour/SOMM360 Boot Camp

Starchefs "Somm Slam"

Now I’m no anthropologist, but when I dive in, I dive in deep.  For instance, back in college my thesis subject was on beauty pageants.  In addition to researching all types of pageants around the world and writing/producing/performing in a one-woman show influenced by this research, I also enlisted myself in the campus pageant and surprisingly received the title of Miss Congeniality (even though I kept to myself while scribbling notes furiously.)  Not satisfied with...

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Most Grammable North Fork Spots: Barrow Food House

First off, let me be clear that this entry of my blog will be fueled by blatant favoritism, and yes, I have been bribed with food and drink to say all of these things. That being said, everything written therein is one hundred percent my opinion and is one hundred percent TRUE.

My sister Amanda and brother-in-law Kyle opened Barrow Food House in Aquebogue in July of this past year, and the response has been incredible. Of course, my family and I always knew they were great chefs, having both...

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