Two Days in Alto Adige
Long have I dreamed of exploring Sudtirol (Southern Tyrolian Mountains) aka Alto Adige. We finally got the chance by adding 2 days to the end of our SF Wine School Mediterranean Cruise.
Insider Interviews with David Furer - Presenting Daniel O'Donnell
Daniel O’Donnell and I met when I was the token Yank tacked onto a group of esteemed British writers, some possessing MWs. Halfway into what now constitutes a decade residing half-time in Turkey, the Napa/Sonoma winemaker was charged by the nascent Wines of Turkey with providing its honored guests with our initial, immersive education into the modern state of Turkish viticulture and enology.
Fred Swan Interviews SF Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonné
On Tuesday, December 9, I conducted an hour-long interview of Jon Bonné in front of a live audience for the Commonwealth Club. Bonné is the Wine Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, a two-time James Beard Award winner and the author of The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste.