Anthony Giglio Kills at the Moth!

Anthony Giglio is journalist, sommelier, and author of Food & Wine Wine Guides, Cocktails in New York and Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide. He is wine blogger for Details and Improvised Life’s deviser of brilliant, simple strategies for celebrations both grand and low-key. Of late, Anthony revealed yet another side of himself: a superb storyteller whose personal stories move and transform. He brought…

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Entertaining Tip: Write Guest’s Names On Their Wine Glass

A couple of years ago, we posted about wine and spirits writer Anthony Giglio’s inspired practice of writing the name of each guest on his/her wine glass to cut down on “lost” glasses (and the attendant OMG-there-aren’t-enough-glasses stress). Anthony uses a china marker, a wax or grease pencil that writes perfectly on glass or china…

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best of il reprise: wine-friendly grape ice cubes

Editor’s Note: Given the nation-wide heat wave, we thought it fitting to reprise one of our most popular summer posts: wine-and-spirits expert Anthony Giglio‘s brilliant advice for those who prefer their wine — red, white or rose — chilled. Sensible/sensual wisdom from a contributor who seriously KNOWS how to entertain. Practically every wine-loving American I meet…

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dept of 2nd acts: tony giglio’s improvised walking sticks

Anthony Giglio, a regular contributor to ‘the improvised life’ — his wine-friendly grape “ice cubes” remain a perpetual hit — recently posted on his website about his dad Tony Giglio’s unexpected, found ‘career’ in retirement. He makes walking sticks, and his story is pure ‘improvised life’: About a year ago my father found inspiration in a…

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introducing anthony giglio

Our friend Anthony Giglio is a journalist, sommelier, and the author of many acclaimed books on wine and cocktails, including the Food & Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide 2011. He travels around the country leading wine tastings and helping people navigate the vast world of wine, cocktails, and “what goes with what”. He does all of this with…

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snow into being

“A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture of a human. They are customarily built by children… in celebration of winter.” –Wikipedia Anthony Giglio’s four-year-old son Marco spent last Sunday afternoon improvising his first snowman in Jersey City’s Overlook Park. Once he had rolled and stacked three giant snowballs, he hunted for natural scraps around the park to…

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