Asimov in Times: Corkscrewed "my favorite new book."


I was beginning to feel a bit like Mickey Rourke. That is--an American more appreciated in Europe than in his home country.

Corkscrewed named Book of the Year on French Wines


Corkscrewed has won the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the Category of Best Book About French Wines published in the US.

I don't know how many books fit this category (the food and wine world has astonishingly specialized categories for things) but I am glad to have the honor.

Corkscrewed in Paris


Some things only happen in Paris. And a percentage of those things are likely to happen at Juveniles, the running liquid feast run by the redoubtable Scotsman Tim Johnston.

Lyon's changing food and wine scene


A new generation is transforming France's gastronomic capital. Read article in the Wine Spectator.

Great Lake. By George.


Hanging out on Lake Como. Read article in the Wine Spectator.  

News: Beaucastel's owners buy an historic gem in Gigondas


Adding to their growing portfolio of small, quality wine estates in France's Southern Rhône Valley, the Perrin family of Château Beaucastel has acquired the historic but commercially underdeveloped Domaine des Tourelles in the tiny village of Gigondas. Read article in the Wine Spectator.

Beaujolais land rush


Burgundy wine houses have big plans to turn around their southern neighbor. Read the article in the Wine Spectator. 


In The Pink

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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.

See Naples and dine

Pizza by the Meter in Vico Equense

Eating a path from Naples to Amalfi
Special to The Washington Post

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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