Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Consorzio Vino Chianti 2014 The Unmistakable Taste of Italy

Monday, April 28, 2014 Consorzio Vino Chianti
 presented 48 wineries to trade, media and wine lovers
at the Biergarten space of the Standard High Line Hotel
in the trendy Meatpacking district, NYC.

The day long event started with a guided tasting and presentation
of the Chianti Riserva 2010 led by Giovani Busi, President of Consorzio
Vino Chianti.

Azienda Agricola Lanciola

The Chianti Wine Consortium was established in 1927
by a group of wine producers in the Provinces of Florence, Siena,
Arezo and Pistoia.

Millena of Viticoltari Senesi Aretini

Karina Barro, JEAT JET (Center) and friends.

An extremely over all, good Chianti COR BUCCI 2012

One of my favorite Riserva's was the COR BUCCI 2009.

Molte Bene!

Monday, April 14, 2014


 Deborah Baker, is the British born designer and founder 
of the fashion brand, FIORENTINI + BAKER. 
Earlier this month she hosted #live_kickin NYC.
 An exhibition for friend, musician and iconic photographer,
Danny Clinch. The exhibition included a Live performance by the renown,
Tangiers Blues Band.

A fantastic spread of Italian delicacies graced the serving table.
Prosciutto, Salami, a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosecco.

Your humble narrator with Deborah Baker at FIORENTINI + BAKER.
FIORENTINI + BAKER, 54 Mercer street, Soho, NYC.

Danny Clinch, Harmonica and vocals, Chris Scianni on guitar.

Chris Scianni, guitar and Danny Clinch wailing on the harp.

TBB's Chris Scianni and guitarist and vocal-front man, "King."
The Tangiers Blues Band formed in 1998, when guitarist Chris Scianni, 
Jason Newsted and Dave Boria met harmonica player, photographer 
Danny Clinch and realized their mutual love for the blues music. 

The Tangiers Blues Band line-up changes from show to show,
with a wide rotation of friends and musicians they've known for years.
They include Huey from the Fun Loving Criminals, King, from Cooley High,
Mick Jones, from Foreigner and Ex-Tenis Pro, John McEnroe. 

Dave Boria, Drums, Dave Sellars, Bass and Peter Levin, Keyboards.

The original line-up consists of Chris (guitar), Dave Boria (Drums),
Danny (Harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (Vox and guitar) and 
long time friends, Dave Sellars (Bass) with Peter Levin (Keys).

In addition they have many "special guests" who will sit in with them
for a night when they are around or in a city the band is performing.
They include, Phil Lesh, Bruce Springsteen, G-Love, Preservation Blues Band,
Charlie Giordano and Joseph Scianni, Chris's father.

Co-Founder of FIORENTINI + BAKER Francesca and friends.