Where’s Aimée?: Celebrating in SoHo & Judging in Vermont
July 20, 2021
I have lived in NYC for nearly 11 years. The contrast of hearing crickets in the Santa Fe desert to the raucous cacophony of THE city when I first arrived was jarring to say the least, but now it seems strange to have it any other way. Eleven years marks another milestone for...
Where’s Aimée?: Her Quest for a WSET Diploma
February 24, 2021
Facebook recently reminded me that 8 years ago I received my first results from a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma exam: “Diploma Unit 2: PASS WITH DISTINCTION.” (When I first started out on this path Unit 2 was a prerequisite for Unit 1 and I don’t know the...
Where’s Aimée?: Seeking a Slower Way to Ring in the New Year
December 19, 2020
Seeking a special way to ring in the new year while supporting small businesses? Try this North Fork trifecta: Snail Caviar from Peconic Escargot, North Fork Potato Chips, and Lieb Cellars Estate Sparkling Pinot Blanc. I consider myself a very adventurous eater. In addition to exploring rare grapes and unique wine regions,...
Where’s Aimée?: Lieb Travels to the Czech Republic
July 15, 2020
I have always wanted to be a global citizen. Even while growing up on a bayou in southern Louisiana I had pen pals from Italy, Belgium and Egypt. We compared our foods and surroundings, sharing stories of family and friends as well as the occasional mix tape. As a freelance...
Where’s Aimée?: At Home Watching Netflix
April 6, 2020
I love BBQ! I’ve attended the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, I know the differences between North Carolina and South Carolina styles, I lived in Texas for a few years, and even though I never worked at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, I have the menu committed to memory. So the new film...
Where’s Aimée?: Italian Edition
March 10, 2020
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,...
Where’s Aimée?: Somm Slam/Lieb DC Tour/SOMM360 Boot Camp
November 21, 2019
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...
Where’s Aimée?: Lieb Goes to the Fair
September 12, 2019
As the NYC Brand Ambassador I don’t encounter much exposure to rural life, but recently I took an Amtrak train up to Syracuse to The Great New York State Fair to present our award winning 2018 Lieb Cellars Estate Chardonnay at a seminar hosted by the NY Wine & Grape...