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The Sporkful

Listen To Your Chocolate--It Can Tell You How Good It Is

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Dan learns what listening to chocolate can tell you about it, how our brains play tricks on our tongues, and why charging more for wine can make it taste better. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Eric Asimov

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about wine and food pairings, along with his collaborator Florence Fabricant. He also told us about his love old country music and cream biscuits. Find out what else he's a fan of!

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Guest Picks: Florence Fabricant

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York Times food writer Florence Fabricant was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about food and wine pairings with her collaborator Eric Asimov. She also told us what she's been reading recently and her somewhat unusual favorite comfort food. 

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An Insider's Guide to Pairing Wine with Food

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New York Times wine and food writers Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant offer their expertise on choosing the perfect combinations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Chimichurri Hanger Steak

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Terroir, or sense of place, helps to define character and flavor in food as well as wine. Malbecs from Mendoza pair perfectly with Argentinian steak on a grill. The meat echoes the density of the wine—a mix of sweetness, earthiness, and minerality.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food and Wine, Fat and Weight

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We’re focusing on food and wine on today’s show. First, New York Times food and wine writers Eric Asimov and Florence Fabricant explain how to pair wine with food. Then Nina Teicholz talks about how fat got a bad rap, and why eating fat doesn’t make us fat.

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Recipe: Fettuccine with Mushroom Ragù

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This rich pasta sauce, made with  cremini mushrooms, goes well with barberas, which tend to have an earthy profile, with dark, fruity chords, sometimes with notes of black truffle.

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Recipe: Hearty Split Pea Soup

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This thick, rib-sticking soup is the perfect cold-weather complement for Châteauneuf-du-Pape or other wines from the southern Rhône.

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Recipe: Lobster Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spaghetti with lobster is a dish that either red or white wine will complement, but rosé is recommended.

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Why German Rieslings are Great Wines

Friday, April 04, 2014

Stephen Bitterolf, founder of Rieslingfeier, and winemaker Egon Müller IV discuss the return of German Riesling—how it’s made and why it’s a great wine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Defending New York's Wine

Monday, February 24, 2014

Did you catch the scene in "House of Cards" where a character says Long Island wine tastes like "piss"? Turns out, there are lots of vineyards in Nassau and Suffolk counties, making some pretty well-respected wines. We discuss the local wine scene, the economic impact of all this snow, and take your recommendations.

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WNYC News

Frigid Winter Could Cost NY Winegrowers

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A stretch of subzero temperatures is threatening grape crops in the Finger Lakes.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Winter's Best Beverages

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas is over and the presents are put away, but for many of us, the holiday season isn’t quite finished yet. There’s still New Year’s and a spate of winter parties to attend. If you happen to be hosting a celebration, we’ve got a time-tested, easy mid-winter fix for your bar: Hot, mulled, alcoholic drinks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Vino Argentino

Friday, November 29, 2013

Laura Catena talks about the wines and culture of Argentina. Vino Argentino: An Insider's Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina is part wine primer, part cultural exploration, and part introduction to the Argentine way of life.

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Radiolab

My Wine Won't Stop Crying — A Mystery In A Wineglass

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Something strange happens when you slosh wine in a wineglass. The wine doesn't just settle. Some of it starts to "cry." That is, little droplets of wine slide down and then mysteriously creep up again, dripping, then climbing, dripping, climbing, over and over, pushed by some force that doesn't seem to end. What's going on?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Wine

Friday, October 18, 2013

Humans have been drinking wine for 8,000 years. On this week’s Please Explain Paul Lukacs tells us all about wine and its long, rich history. He’s the author of Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Childbirth So Expensive in the US; Starting a Winery in France; the Novel On the Floor; Space Junk

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Leonard is back! He’ll speak with New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal about why it’s more expensive to give birth in the United than in the rest of the world. Ray Walker tells why—and how—he left a career in finance to start a winery in France. Aifric Campbell talks about her novel, On the Floor. We’ll find out about space junk and the problems it's causing.

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Starting a New Life and Making Wine in France

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Some people might entertain the idea of giving up their careers, moving to France, and making wine, but Ray Walker actually did it. He talks about leaving a secure career in finance to start a winery in France, even though he had little money, a limited French, and almost no winemaking experience. In The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France, he shares the history of Burgundy’s vineyards, how he honed his skills, and how he became a pioneer in his use of ancient techniques in modern times at his winery Maison Ilan.

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Drink and Food

Friday, May 03, 2013

Food writers Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg talk about how to choose the perfect wines and other drinks for a dinner party—or any party. They’re the authors of What to Drink with What You Eat, The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine, and The Flavor Bible.

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Operavore

Librettos and Libations: Music in the Vineyards

Monday, February 04, 2013

Wine, whether still, sparkling or fortified, really flows in opera – from the elixir in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore to Champagne in Die Fledermaus. Fred Plotkin considers these heady connections.

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