The O Staff and Friends' Favorite Things 2011
We praise the music, words, flavors, rituals, and ideas that made our lives a little richer this year.
My Favorite Wine
"Vin gris. I've had a quiet affair with rosés for a while, but my tastes seem to have gone lighter still, to the grays. The first one I tried was from Morocco—lovely, but I can't find it here. A friend subsequently found another—Le Poisson Gris, from Tunisia, a blend of grenache, cinsault, and mourvedre. It's light, crisp, and elegant—a bit like tasting oysters from distant shores."

—Karen Booth, O senior copy editor (and resident sommelier)