Tag Archives: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

The Singular Greatness of Champagne Salon

I was fortunate to attend the seminar at this year’s Pebble Beach Food & Wine featuring a vertical of Salon at which Monsieur Depond presided. The seminar included the U.S. debut of Salon’s latest release, the 2002. Both it and the 1983 Salon poured at the seminar from magnum are among the greatest Champagnes I have ever tasted. Continue reading

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Pebble Beach: Nation’s Premier Food & Wine Event When it Comes to Wine

The country’s greatest annual food and wine event with an emphasis on wine—featuring some of the world’s finest and most exclusive wines–ended this past Sunday in Pebble Beach, California. Continue reading

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Profile of Antonio Galloni & VinousMedia.com

With his reputation as a wine writer and critic already firmly established, Antonio has set his sights on nothing less than raising the bar on wine media. Given the results so far, and knowing how hard Antonio works, I have no doubt that Antonio will be a leading voice in the world of wine for decades to come. Continue reading

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Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa’s Oldest Vines

While Scarecrow is undoubtedly a cult Cab, albeit one selling for a fraction of the price of Screaming Eagle, it is also based on grapes with an unusually distinguished pedigree. Add to that Ms. Welch’s thoughtful and sensitive decisions and the result is, I believe, one of the great achievements of California winemaking over the past decade. Continue reading

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6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine: A Culinary Extravaganza

What would you choose for a special meal if you knew it was going to be your last? This is a question often debated amongst chefs when they relax with colleagues at the end of a long night of service. Continue reading

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