Robert Mondavi Winery
My suggestion: Stoke your inner Jimmy Dean, and "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
I know that if need be, however, Mondavi winemaker of the year Genevieve Janssens would wrestle me to the ground, and karate chop me: "Terroir is not for children, silly American!"
Widely regarded as one the most prominent faces in the industry, his pioneering vision placed California wines among the finest in the world and made them an integral part of a gracious lifestyle.
It helped that doe-eyed little Loni was traveling. This means, that I (the taster) can brilliantly circumnavigate her (the collector) arduous approval process (i.e. - ten ways to "no" in under 60 seconds).
The Culinary Institute of America (the other CIA) based in St. Helena, California today announced the Vintners Hall of Fame 2010 class. The five new members to be inducted are Randall Grahm, Andy Beckstoffer, Al Brounstein, Zelma Long and Leon Adams.When we toured the hall earlier this year (see...
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