Taking a day off from writing yesterday enabled me to catch up on reading 'round the web, in the course of which I was reminded of two things I've been meaning to (re)share: the greatness of Wine Terroirs and the astounding launch of So You Want to be a Sommelier.
|My own shot of Ms. Morantin in NYC, October 2009.|
So You Want to be a Sommelier? is the recently launched brainchild of the ever erudite*, occasionally ascerbic of wit, and always all around good guy Levi Dalton.
The beverage director at Alto in New York City, Levi is indeed a sommelier, one of the city's best in my experience. He's also a friend (that's my pic of him at right, snapped during a vertical tasting of Torbido! at Alto last month). But this is no shill; it's an honest, forthright, and, yes, friendly endorsement of what I fully expect to be a damn good blog.
Levi has only been at it since the beginning of December but he's off to a running start. An active
(*Alice's word, not mine, but it was too apropos not to run with it.)