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Wine and Epicurean
Articles about Wine
Special to the Washington Post
One of Paris's newest, hottest dining experiences will not last. And it's not for lack of interest. In fact, the competition is fierce for only 12 places at lunch and dinner and the chance to dine on modern interpretations of French classics while feasting on unbeatable views over the Seine.
Across France these days it's not difficult to find winemakers suffering from the latest chapter in their country's wine crisis—years of declining domestic consumption and now a global recession and a euro so pricey it's killing exports. Yet producers in Provence are experiencing a boom, all thanks to a class of wine that has often gotten little respect: rosé.
Gourmet bistros cater to the young and hungry
By Robert V. Camuto -Special to The Washington Post
Bertrand Bluy doesn't fit the image of a pastry chef. A towering man with a shiny shaved head and a frame as solid as a brick oven, he speaks with a guttural southwestern French accent that conjures a rugby forward rather than someone who has studied the art of mille-feuille.
In the shadows of Mount Etna, a restaurant scene is emerging hand in glove with the mountain's wine renaissance. Read Robert's article in the Oct. 31, 2009 Wine Spectator.
A French court comes down hard on more than 50 Beaujolais growers in doping scandal involving a simple white powder: sugar. Read Robert Camuto's news article in the Wine Spectator.
A new generation is transforming France's gastronomic capital. Read article in the Wine Spectator.
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.
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 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