The book is on its way into the world and I’m afraid you’re going to hear even more news of its elevage over the next few months. The launch at Chambers Street Wines was great and there were many surprises for me over at Racines. A big shoutout to Pascaline Lepeltier who refused to let me ignore the drop date and insisted on giving me a soiree. In the end it was perfect. Warm. Fuzzy. Delicious. And, she took good care of her American mom.
First up, business: Please look on the events page for a frequently updated list of book happenings. Most immediately: Montrealers, take note!
Where: Barnard, VT at La Garagista Details: Apertivo 5:30pm, books, wine and snacks. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Kingston, NY at Brunette Details: 7:00–9:00pm, same plan as above but the special guest is FiFi.
I’ll be coming to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Portland, Oregon, so stay tuned and check the site. Oh, right! I was on WNYC today, being the expert on the “Ask an Expert” segment of Alison Stewart’s All of It. Want to listen to it? You can here.
And so, the new bits that fill out the latest issue are new dining spots to know about in Paris and in Brooklyn. In addition, I am so happy to share with you the winner of The Feiring Line Writing Mentorship Award. Based in Spain, Meg Bernhard wrote a beautiful, nuanced and evocative piece on making wine with a woman. For now, I’m sorry but that’s for the TFL readers but keep your eyes on thi space!
The new wines? As it turns out, the entire bunch is zero/zero stuff.
I'm hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world. I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue. With this messiah thing going on, I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who crave the differences in each vintage, celebrate nuance and desire wines that make them think, laugh, and feel. Welcome.