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July 5, 2021 3

1000 ROSÉS IN 10 WEEKS*:  ELIZABETH GABAY MW AND BEN BERNHEIM’S GUIDE TO THE ROSÉS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE

Full disclosure: The South of France is a small world and when one writes about rosé, this world is really small.  Elizabeth Gabay MW is a friend but, that aside, this guide is an exceptionally impressive endeavor that belongs in the online libraries of anyone who drinks rosé from Southern France. For a modest price, this world of rosé will be at your fingertips. (go to https://pink.wine/ to purchase the guide and enter coupon code WINEZINE at checkout for a 20% discount; offer good until Thursday 15 July.)   

Some families play board games together or, perhaps, hike together or even cook together.  The Gabay-Bernheim family, in the South of France, taste wine together and, in the case of Elizabeth Gabay’s Buyer’s Guide to the Rosés of Southern France, Gabay and son Ben Bernheim wrote about these rosés together. Husband David Bernheim worked on the marketing side and even daughter Rosie did a little tasting. (And, just for the record, they also play games, hike, and cook together!) [...]
July 3, 2021 3

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Mediterranean…

For a more-than-slight change of pace this month, I “traveled” eastward in the Mediterranean to Macedonia, the largest region of Greece. Nestled in the Imathia Valley, near the city of Naoussa, is Domaine Karydas, where Kostantinos and Petros Karydas (father and son) produce a wonderful Xinomavro (ksee-NOH-mah-vro).

How did this wine choice come about? Susan and I were doing a virtual wine and food pairing event with a shop north of Boston called The Cork Stop. Frank Stamos, the shop’s wine director, created the Urban Wine Club, a venue for their customer base to explore and enjoy wines with little hassle and great prices. The club hosts a variety of events online and in-person (?), including the one we did, which was a benefit for PANDAS education and... [...]

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

June 5, 2021 3

Provençal Pairings: Wine with Food

Revisiting an Old Friend

This week’s pairing is pretty unusual… but trust me, in the end, it makes perfect sense. The anchovy sauce used in my recipe for Roasted Chicken with Colatura di Alici is Italian; it is a descendant of the ancient Roman garum. Coincidentally, garum was produced by the Gauls and exported from the southernmost tip of France... [...]

Off the Via Domitia

Tara Gomez
March 8, 2020 8

KITÁ WINES: FOR NATIVE AMERICAN WINEMAKER TARA GOMEZ, DREAMS DO COME TRUE

By the time Tara Gomez graduated from high school in 1991, she knew she wanted to be a winemaker.  In many ways, she had been preparing for that role her whole life.  But, she probably never imagined she would be making wine for her tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in the American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Santa Barbara, California, or that she would also co-own a nearby winery, Camins 2 Dreams, with her wife Mireia Taribó, a winemaker, that specializes in natural wines. Dreams do... [...]

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March 14, 2021 0

Save the Date: Sharing Wine and Food at the Table to Benefit The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund

Sharing Wine & Food at the Table Thursday, April 1st 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Zhuzh up your cheese and charcuterie board to pair with Château Barbebelle Cuvée Madeleine Rouge and benefit The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund Supporting Research, Education, and Treatment of PANDAS.

Please join Susan and William “Towny” Manfull, founders of The Alex Manfull Memorial Fund, and David Scott Allen, editor of Cocoa & Lavender, at the Urban Wine Club for a fun and informative webinar about an excellent ... [...]

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