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Clos Cibonne 2015 Tibouren: what a great vintage for this wine!

Randall Grahm first poured me Clos Cibonne CĂ´tes de Provence Tibouren when we visited over lunch six years ago in LA. He had picked it up at a southland wine shop while he was working the market. 187 more words

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Thoughts and prayers for our sisters and brothers in London...

I was trading emails with the London-based editor of a book I translated yesterday when the news of the attack broke and she went dark. I don’t believe she was anywhere near Westminster and I trust that she’s okay. 33 more words

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A Slow Wine call to action: support earthquake-affected wines from Marche, Umbria, and Abruzzo by buying them in your hometown

The following is my post this week for the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UniSG) blog. I’ll be teaching (English-language) seminars for the Master’s in Wine Culture… 561 more words

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What is dosage? Getting it right tomorrow @KeeperColl #SommChat

When my friend Diane Dixon wrote me the other day inviting me to take part in one of her excellent Twitter chats #SommChat, she asked me what I’d like to focus on for the online event. 231 more words

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A fantastic bottle of 2008 Barbaresco, a vintage that the Langhetti call their own

Partly to celebrate Tracie P hitting a sales milestone in her new career with Rodan + Fields and partly to commemorate the first set of original music by my new band at our first full rehearsal last night (more on that in coming weeks), we opened the above bottle of 2008 Barbaresco Ovello by Produttori del Barbaresco. 361 more words

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The Roundup narrative: The most pernicious form of food and wine writing?

Yesterday, the New York Times reported the a most astonishing, although not surprising, statistic: “Over the last two decades, Monsanto has genetically re-engineered corn, soybeans and cotton so it is much easier to spray them with the weed killer , and some 220 million pounds of glyphosate were used in 2015 in the United States.” 373 more words

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The unlikely rise of pizza as an American favorite and Haccademia, a favorite pizzeria on Mt. Vesuvius

Last November, after my friend Marina Alaimo, a Neapolitan sommelier and publicist, took me for dinner at Haccademia, an excellent pizzeria on Mt. Vesuvius that she represents, she shared a short bio of pizzaiolo Aniello Falanga and a short history of his restaurant. 491 more words

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