ICP-Cafe1ICP-Cafe (2)International Center of Photography (Cafe) — October 29, 2014


Americans2014“We’re #1!” (“I am King!”) is not the key to sustainability, nor a good legacy. Better to let the Lord be The One.



UNDayThe world’s great hope for peace is proving less adept at multiplying the bread at humanity’s table than reducing the number of people at the table.


WinesOfPortugal2014There are many good wines produced in Portugal, available at relatively low prices. But for various reasons (including demand from China) some are not getting into the U.S. market.

CARM-Portugal (2)Our favorites from the recent Annual Grand Tasting/NY incude: White — 2012 Solar das Boucas Loureiro; Red — 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, 2008 Quinta da Sequeirna Reserva Tinto; Fortified — Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port.

Especially noteworthy was CARM 2008 Maria de Lourdes-red Douro, DOP, made from Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca grapes.

Filipe de Albuquerque Roboredo Madeira, of CARM, was on hand pouring his family’s wine.




India-TimesSquare2Truth in her dress finds facts too tight.
In fiction she moves with ease.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

FeelingSick (2)With all the disease causing viruses going around—from influenza to ebola—it’s surprising and troubling that hospital workers in NYC routinely wear their hospital garb on public transportation.

IFAAS2014eIFAAS2014cIFAAS2014IFAAS2014dThe 26th International Fine Art & Antiques Show runs through October 23, 2014 at the Park Avenue Armory.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

MeranoWineFestival2014MWF2014-MastroberardinoThe Merano Wine Festival, brainchild of Helmuth Kocher, now in its 23rd year passed through NYC yesterday. This years festival featured 42 wineries from 15 Italian wine regions.

Our favorites were: Baglio di Pianetto from Sicily, Citari from Lombardy, Casale del Giglio from Lazio, and Mastroberardino from Campania.

Photographs: Stephen Wise


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