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Burgundy wine houses have big plans to turn around their southern neighbor. Read the article in the Wine Spectator.
Sacha Lichine, heir to a venerable Bordeaux name, is making the world's most extreme rosé in Provence. Read about Lichine's ideas on wine and hedonism, his legacy and his partnership with former Mouton winemaker Patrick Leon in the Wine Spectator.
Eating a path from Naples to Amalfi
All we wanted to do was step out for a little pizza in Naples on a Saturday night -- a notion that could have been as simple as a leisurely walk down the street from our hotel. Except for two things.
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For 174 years, the Antica Focacceria San Francesco has been acclaimed for serving delicious Palermo-style focaccia, along with pastas made from family recipes and other Sicilian specialties. These days, this Palermo institution is known for something else: the machine-gun-toting military police detail guarding the place 24-7.
A hot wining and dining scene enlivens the heart of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. Read article in the Wine Spectator.
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The Italian city of
Following a great white through storied landscapes and great living. Read article in the Wine Spectator.
The countess was late to arise Saturday morning. Which posed a problem. It was breakfast hour -- 8 a.m. -- and there was no one to make coffee or serve croissants at the countess's B&B in the heart of Burgundy wine country. And breakfast was essential. It was January, it was freezing, and we had a long day of wine drinking ahead of us.
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If there is one thing the French do better than just about anyone, it's grandeur: the pomp and showmanship so convincing you almost believe that the world revolves (or should revolve) around the enlightened sun of la
On the route from From Aix to Les Baux. Read the article in the Wine Spectator archives.
See the Video Trailer for PALMENTO on You Tube....
Robert reads from and discusses Palmento at McNally Jackson books in NY Sept. 2010.
Robert on radio