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The CHOW Videos Part II

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Robert on  "Organic" wine....See the short CHOW VIDEO.

The CHOW Videos Part I

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Let's talk about the obsession and misconceptions about the SULFITES monster: 

http://www.chow.com/stories/11611

Huff Post: Q &A

Check out the interview  by Huff Post's Louise McCready. Wine as food, green agriculture, France, Sicily, the Mafia and the Big Mess: 

Expat Robert Camuto On His Oenophilic Excursions In France

France won't burn itself at the stake for now

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A year ago, at the esteemed Chateau Simone wine estate in the tiny Palette appellation just outside Aix-en-Provence I had a conversation with the property's owner, the dapper old world René Rougier.

I mentioned to M. Rougier the proposal by the Socialist presidential candidate to eliminate champagne from the presidential Elysée Palace.

"But of course!" M. Rougier said dryly. "Wine is one of the glories of France and we the French are experts in self-destruction!"

Robert on Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV

The first of two parts of this interview with the Gary Vaynerchuk -- the pyrotechnic host of Wine Library TV.

Impressions and photos from the Corkscrewed US Tour

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On my two-week trip to America, I noticed a huge change, and not just in the relief of having a new president (Obama's heady "Yes we can" replacing Bush's "Don't even think about it" when it comes to new ideas and bettering the planet).

Video: Robert on Corkcrewed at McNally Jackson books (NYC)

Video of Robert talking about Corkscrewed, the state of French terroirs and sustainable wine growing at McNally Jackson books in NYC. Special thanks to the fine staff at NY's best bookstore and to Wine Therapy, which provided natural wines (mostly) from Corkscrewed. 

On my way back home

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Tour ended-- about to board a plane for France. Two weeks of fine people and great wines in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Check this spot in coming days for reflections, photos (here a photo from Feb. 21 at Chambers Street Wines with Nicolas Joly and daughter Viriginie) and a video of my book talk at McNally Jackson Books (SoHo). Cheers!

New York: Wine, Corkscrewed and satellite interference

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New York: Saturday evening Chambers Street Wines--one of the most interesting terroir driven wine merchants in the US-- hosted a Corkscrewed launch and book signing accompanied by some gorgeous wines from the book.

Nicolas Joly (in photo foreground), the godfather of biodynamic winemaking, and his daughter Virginie-- fresh off the plane from Paris-- joined us to pour some luscious vintages of Coulee de Serrant, of the world's legendary wines. Also offered was a Duras red from Robert Plageoles of Gaillac, Domaine Leon Barral's Faugeres and Jean-Michel Stephan's Cote Rotie.

As a native New Yorker I guess I can wonder aloud about some of the questions I was either asked or that I overheard. 

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