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Selected Articles

2011                                                All Rights Reserved

AMY CORTESE has written about a wide range of topics spanning business and lifestyle for publications including Business Week, The New York Times, New York and Mother Jones. The following is a selected list of articles:


BUSINESS ARTICLES


The Crowd is Anxious - Despite regulatory uncertainty, crowdfunding begins to take shape. NY Times, January 6, 2013

Raising Dough - How Kickstarter has propelled the indie food movement. Edible Manhattan, Nov-Dec edition, 2012

Entrepreneurial Incubators - Food startups get the “tech star” treatment. Edible Brooklyn, June 15, 2012

Buying Underwear, Along With the Store - A town loses its department store, and decides to open its own. NY Times, November 12, 2011

Pennies From Many  (OP-ED) - A crowdfunding exemption could spur small business capital-raising. NY Times,  September 25, 2011

The Real Wall Street: Where Financial Metaphor Meets Architectural Reality - A look at the Skyscraper Museum’s Wall Street exhibit. Daily Finance, May 11, 2010

Wiggling Their Toes at the Show Giants  - Runners are ditching their sneakers in favor of bare feet - or shoes that mimic the feeling.  New York Times Sunday Business cover, Aug. 30, 2009

Italian Makers of Prosecco Seek Recognition - Italy’s prosecco makers are finding that success attracts imitators - and Paris Hilton. NY Times Sunday business cover, Dec. 28, 2008

Locavestors -  A look at the return of local stock exchanges in the wake of the financial crisis. New York Times Magazine 2008 Year in Ideas issue. Dec. 12, 2008

Fractional Ownership Heads to Europe - Own a piece of a Medici palazzo. NY Times and International Herald Tribune, Aug. 10, 2008

In Search of Better (and Greener) Building Blocks - Smog-eating concrete and other new materials. NY Times, July 13, 2008

Scraping the Sky, and Then Some - The changing global skyline. NY Times, June 15, 2008

Friend of Nature? Let’s See Those Shoes - Eco-labeling. NY Times, March 7, 2007

At Sea With A Book to Read, and the Author of It, Too - Author cruises are catching on. NY Times, Jan. 1, 2007

The Carpet Cleaner: How a Captain of Industry came to See Himself as a

“Plunderer of the Earth and a Thief,” and How He Changed Course - Mother Jones, Nov.-Dec. 2006

Wearing Eco-Politics on Your Sleeve - The fashionable crowd embraces organic fabrics. NY Times, March 20, 2005

DuPont, Now in the Frying Pan - Teflon’s toxic mess. NY Times Sunday Business cover, Aug. 8, 2004

Private Sector; An Antiwar Chief (and Proud of It) - Why are CEOs silent on war? NY Times, April 6, 2003

Can Energy Ventures Pick Up Where Tech Left Off? - Renewable energy start-ups are flourishing in Silicon Valley. NY Times, Feb. 9, 2003

As the Earth Warms, Will Companies  Pay? - Why global warming is a business issue. NY Times, Aug. 18, 2002

The New Accountability: Tracking the Social Costs - Examines the new social, or triple bottom line, reporting. NY Times , March 24, 2002

Can Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists Mix? - Putting business skills to work for the environment. NY Times, May 6, 2001


FOOD, WINE & LIFESTYLE


An Island of Venetian Culture Opens - Ancient varietals and Italian hospitality on a Venetian isle. Luxist, May 8, 2010

Dining Like Alexander the Great - ArtBites marries food and art history in one glorious evening. Luxist, April 26, 2010

Can Champagne  and Hot Dogs be a Perfect Match? - A hi-low tasting is full of surprises. Luxist, March 31, 2010

In the Kitchen with... Joseph Stiglitz - The Nobel-winning economist talks turkey. Edible Manhattan, March 5, 2010

Designer Champagne - To make it into the “Special Club,” you’ve got to be, well, special. The Daily Beast, Dec. 29, 2009

The Vodka Bubble Burst - The lesser fool theory, applied to vodka. The Daily Beast, Dec. 22, 2009

In the Kitchen with... George Steel - The director of the City Opera on barbeque and Gershwin. Edible Manhattan, Sept. 11, 2009

Italian Makers of Prosecco Seek Recognition - Italy’s prosecco makers are finding that success attracts imitators - and Paris Hilton. New York Times Sunday business cover, Dec. 28, 2008

Wine From China - The next big wine region? New York Times Magazine 2008 Year in Ideas, Dec. 14, 2008

It’s All About Beer, and Independence - Interview with Sam Adam’s Jim Koch. NY Times, Dec. 6, 2008

Seconds, Please? - The ‘second labels’ of top wineries represent great value. Portfolio, Nov. 26, 2008

Caribbean Dreams - Can the family behind Sandals resorts make a leap into luxury? Portfolio, July 9, 2008

Table for One: Hong Kong - From noodle dives to harbor views. Portfolio, March 20, 2008

Champagne Beyond the Big Names - “Farmer fizz” gains cachet.  NY Times, Dec. 23, 2007

Vino Americano - Across the country, wine is being produced in the most unlikely places, often from native varieties. Portfolio, Nov. 5, 2007

Fruited Plains - A sampling of some of America’s more notable emerging wine regions. Portfolio, Nov. 5, 2007

This Glass Is for the Cabernet, That One the Pinot Noir - Does glass shape matter? NY Times, Sept. 16, 2007

Vintage Greece - The wine may be hard to pronounce, but it’s easy to drink. The Daily News, Aug. 4, 2007

Outlet Shopping, the European Way - Outlet shopping crosses the pond. NY Times, July 15, 2007

Where Serious Foodies See What’s Cooking - Checking out the Aspen Food & Wine festival. Business Week, July 2, 2007

An Italy Less Traveled - In Basilicata, ancient Matera is a magical destination. Business Week, March 12, 2007

Our Very Best Restaurants (According to the French, that is.) - The Michelin Guide hits the Big Apple. Controversy ensues. The American, March/April 2007

Underground Treasure - Tis the season... for white truffles. Business Week, Nov. 20, 2006

Savoring Domestic Caviar, Leaving the Guilt on Ice - Domestic caviar is catching on. NY Times

Mother of the Bride? Nice Dress - Matronly MOB gowns are out. New York Times Styles section, May 29, 2005

Move Over, Beluga - Domestic caviar is an eco-friendly indulgence. Business Week, April 28, 2003

Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata - In pursuit of Italy’s most famed pig fat. Leite’s Culinaria






                BUSINESS


New York Times Magazine

> Locavestors -  2008 Year in Ideas

> Wine From China, 2008 Year in Ideas


New York Times

> The Crowd Is Anxious

> Buying Underwear, Along With the Whole Store

> Pennies From Many  -   OP-ED

> Wiggling Their Toes at the Shoe Giants

> Italian Makers of Prosecco Seek Recognition

> In Search of Better (and Greener) Building Blocks

> Fractional Ownership Heads to Europe

> Scraping the Sky, and Then Some

> Friend of Nature? Let’s See Those Shoes

> At Sea With A Book to Read, and the Author of It, Too

> Wearing Eco-Politics on Your Sleeve

> DuPont, Now in the Frying Pan

> As the Earth Warms, Will Companies  Pay?

> Can Energy Ventures Pick Up Where Tech Left Off?

> The New Accountability: Tracking the Social Costs

> Private Sector; An Antiwar Chief (and Proud of It)

> Can Entrepreneurs and Environ-mentalists Mix?

> Italian Makers of Prosecco Seek Recognition

> Champagne Beyond the Big Names

> It’s All About Beer, and Independence

> This Glass Is for the Cabernet, That One the Pinot Noir

> Mother of the Bride? Nice Dress

> Outlet Shopping, the European Way

> Savoring Domestic Caviar, Leaving the Guilt on Ice


Daily Finance

> The Real Wall Street: Where Financial Metaphor Meets Architectural Reality


Mother Jones

> The Carpet Cleaner: How a Captain of Industry came to See Himself as a

“Plunderer of the Earth and a Thief,” and How He Changed Course


Portfolio

> Table for One: Hong Kong

> Vino Americano

> Fruited Plains

> Seconds, Please?

> Caribbean Dreams


Business Week

> An Italy Less Traveled

> Where Serious Foodies See What’s Cooking

> Move Over, Beluga

> Underground Treasure


Leite’s Culinaria

> Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata


The American

> Our Very Best Restaurants (According to the French, that is.)


The Daily Beast

> The Vodka Bubble Burst

> Designer Champagne


New York Daily News

> Vintage Greece


Luxist

> An Island of Venetian Culture Opens

> Dining Like Alexander the Great

> Can Champagne  and Hot Dogs be  a Perfect Match?


Edible Manhattan

> Raising Dough

> In the Kitchen with... Joseph Stiglitz

> In the Kitchen with... George Steel, director of the City Opera


Edible Brooklyn

> Entrepreneurial Incubators