Anthony Giglio

Mangia Business

It's early morning at Caffè Graffiti, and men wearing tool belts abound. Everyone is speaking Italian, even the barista, the guy behind the bar who looks sort of mean until he smiles. Andrea Bocelli croons incongruously mushy arias on the…

Pretty in Pink

If you haven't made dinner plans for Valentine's Day yet, take my advice: Don't. Few days on the calendar stress out restaurateurs and diners more than the one night of the year when every diner in the house wants a…

Liquids: Nightcaps

Call me a Neanderthal, but I’ve always been amused that we call the year’s most romantic date (or, rather, forced-to-be-romantic date) Valentine’s Day, when the real celebration comes Valentine’s Night. That’s when most of the romance happens—or, at least, should,…

Liquids: Specialty Wineglasses

This past Christmas, practically every wine-drinking friend I know was given a gift of a set of stemless Riedel O glasses. But not me. My peeps knew that Mr. Fancypants didn’t buy the whole glassware “r-evolution.” I thought it was…

Liquids: High-End Wines as Holiday Gifts

The holidays are the only time of year when I tend to break my self-imposed rule of never paying more than $15 for a bottle of wine. The fact is it’s also when people expect me to, even if most…

Liquids: Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving with my family is probably not like Thanksgiving with your family. Does your mother start the meal by clinking a glass with her fork and announcing, “And now … Anthony is going to conduct a wine tasting—just for us!”…

Liquids: Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving with my family is probably not like Thanksgiving with your family. Does your mother start the meal by clinking a glass with her fork and announcing, “And now … Anthony is going to conduct a wine tasting—just for us!”…

Liquids: Top Boston Sommeliers

When I studied to be a sommelier, I was, at 25, the youngest kid in the class, surrounded by salt-and-pepper–haired cranksters who wanted to kick my ass for trying to ascend to their ranks. Trust me, I wasn’t there to…

Liquids: Wine Trends Fall 2005

This time of year, every magazine except Popular Mechanics seems to be stuffed to the gills with fall fashion advice. Including this one. So, good—now you know the new colors, the new lengths, and which of your old clothes are…