As you may have heard…this fall I embarked on an insane 36-hour odyssey with 7 like-minded foodies/winies…by private jet to my four favorite funky eats on the Eastern seaboard. We had the good sense to bring a videographer along…and now, today, you can see a compression of our gastronomic compression! Enjoy! (We’ll be doing something like this again soon…let me know if you’d like to be part of it!)
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I’m not the biggest fan of the rich, red, powerful wines made in the famous southern Rhône villages (like Gigondas)…but two things can attract me to them:
1) Wines with some age; and
2) Wines from more elegant vintages.
This excellent wine comes from a little-known appellation in southern France…hence its excellent price! Vin de Pays du Comté Tolosan is one of many specific Vin de Pays appellations throughout the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Do not think that there’s something inferior about a Vin de Pays designation from this area: some terrific wines are made in its name!
If you ask an Italian where the best food is in Italy, you almost always get the same answer. “Eh,” they like to say. “At my mother’s house!”…looking like “how could you be so stupid to not know that?”
When American wine-lovers think of Chile, they think of Sauvignon Blanc from cool-weather spots like Casablanca (especially Leyda), and they think of brawny New World reds, especially the old Bordeaux varietal now associated only with its chunky life in Chile, Carmenère. On a trip to Chile almost three years ago, I visited a new wine-making region…
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Journalist, television personality, and cookbook author, David Rosengarten has covered great food products, restaurants, wines, gastronomic travel destinations, and related subjects for over 25 years...
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