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My best from 2009's Hospice du Rhône

More great Pinots than you can shake a stick at (World of Pinot Noir 2009)

Organic wine & food matching: Beckman Purisima & summer grills

Organic wine & food matching: Tres Sabores Perspective and gnocchi with pig's feet & chanterelles

Organic wine & food matching:: Robert Sinskey Marcien & Maria Helm's braised veal shanks

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"I fought against the bottle," as Leonard Cohen wrote, "but I had to do it drunk"... specializing in wine as a restaurateur, retailer, wine judge, journalist, frequent flyer and mental traveler. But to me, wine is a food like a rose is a rose. So why all the fuss? Currently: Editor-at-Large/Bottom Line Columnist, The SOMM Journal; Contributing Editor, The Tasting Panel. Awards: Sante's Wine & Food Professional of the Year (1998); Restaurant Wine's Wine Marketer of the Year (1992 & 1999); Academy of Wine Communications (commendation) for Excellence in Wine Writing and Encouragement of Higher Industry Standards; Electoral College Member, Vintners Hall of Fame at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone.