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Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

For the wine novice and wine expert...this is an  unorthodox travel through wine and food. Meet some of the characters that shape what we drink and eat. From the Mayor of Montefalco (small Umbrian town) to the biggest names in the Napa Valley...we have them here and Paul K. makes them laugh and tell!

Jan 26, 2021

If you found a menu from a restaurant in the Burgundy part of France from let's say 1965, you would find that fine Beaujolais wines rivaled in price their competitors of Burgundy. With the advent of Beaujolais Nouveau, the perception of Beaujolais began to change. Meet Cyril Chirouze, winemaker at Chateau Des Jacques...


Jan 19, 2021

If you go on a wine tour of either Bordeaux, France, or Argentina, you will make a big mistake if don't take along the respective copy of Michael Higgins' Exploring Wine Regions. A Ph.D., pilot, and wine devotee having traveled the world to create these two gorgeous coffee table books. And a hoot to talk to.

 

 


Jan 15, 2021

Frances Dinkelspiel has written two New York Times best-selling books; the latest was Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arson in the Vineyards of California. She follows the trails of some of the most notorious deceitful events in the wine trade...and it ain't pretty. You will want to read the book...


Jan 6, 2021

In 1988, my father visited England to explore the wine route and I have his notes to prove it. Back then, the wine trade was sparse and the wines were average at best...climate change has changed enough in the past 30 years that a world-class sparkling wine trade has emerged. Laura Rhys is a Master Sommelier who heads...


Jan 5, 2021

Patrick Terrail comes from a storied family in the international restaurant scene. The famed Tour D'Argent in Paris was his family; the creation of the George V hotel was his family...and maybe it was destiny that Ma Maison became the restaurant of the Hollywood elite from the early '70's to the early '80s, anyone who...