Manhattan’s Best (And Only) Local Wine

Château Nul in larval form

This Earth Day, I’m bottling wine.

Not just any wine. But wine from the grapes I grow on my terrace garden at Ground Zero in Manhattan. Buffeted by wind, scorched by Gotham dog days, this is a small, sad terroir.

For this reason, I call my vineyard Château Nul.

How small and sad are we talking? In France, the word “nul” literally means zero. But…

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