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The Leonard Lopate Show

Food and Drink

Thursday, December 27, 2012

On today's Show we're talking about food and drink. First, Allen Katz, from the New York Distilling Company, talks about cocktails. Then New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov talks about this memoir and manifesto, How to Love Wine. Plus, Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, of Food52.com, talk about their new cookbook.

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Eric Asimov on How to Love Wine

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov discusses why, for many people, wine is an anxiety-inducing mystery. He sets out to dispel some of the mystery and makes wine more approachable in How to Love Wine: A Memoir and a Manifesto.

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Round Up

Friday, December 21, 2012

On today’s show: Joshua Rothkopf, Richard Corliss, and John Anderson discuss some of this year’s award-winning films chosen by the New York Film Critics Circle. Jancis Robinson discusses what DNA tests have revealed about your favorite wine grapes. Actress Nina Hoss discusses “Barbara,” her new film about life in East Germany. Plus, our latest Please Explain continues our look into how to cope with stress.

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A Complete Guide to Wine Grapes

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jancis Robinson talks about her new book Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavors. Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, the book examines grapes and wine as never before.

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WNYC News

Cuomo to Host Beer and Wine Summit

Thursday, September 27, 2012

First it was yogurt, now comes beer and wine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to help the state’s beer and wine industry by holding a summit this fall.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard

Friday, August 31, 2012

California winemaker and founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Randall Grahm, discusses the state of wine today. His book Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology offers a glimpse into the history of the Rhône Ranger wine movement and of Bonny Doon itself.

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WNYC News

Upstate Grape Growers Brace for August Weather

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wine producers in the Finger Lakes are praying for rain — a drizzle, to be specific, not a downpour — as they face one of the worst droughts in the area in 20 years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Winemakers Angelo and Gaia Gaja

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Angelo Gaja and Gaia Gaja, father-daughter team of winemakers, talk about the legendary Gaja winery, which Angelo has run for 33years. Angelo Gaja is almost single-handedly responsible for the current vogue for Italian fine wine today. His daughter, Gaia, has been working closely to continue this legacy which includes expansion into two new properties in Tuscany.

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Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ian Mount describes the nefarious scams, brilliant business innovations, and backroom politics that put Malbec on the map. For generations, Argentine wine was famously bad, but in 2001, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec blend beat all contenders in a blind taste test featuring Napa and Bordeaux’s finest. The Vineyard at the End of the World tells the 400-year history of how Argentina became a wine mecca.

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Freakonomics Radio

The Days of Wine and Mouses

Saturday, March 17, 2012

When you take a sip of Cabernet, what are you tasting -- the grape? the tannins? the oak barrel? Or is it the price? Believe it or not, the most dominant flavor may be the dollars. Thanks to the work of some intrepid and wine-obsessed economists (yes, there is an American Association of Wine Economists), we have a new understanding of the relationship between wine, critics, and consumers.

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Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg on Food and Wine

Monday, February 13, 2012

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg discuss wine and food pairings for Valentine’s Day and any day. Their latest book is A Food Lover’s Guide to Wine is a an encyclopedic guide to hundreds of wines by their essential characteristics-from body and intensity to distinguishing flavors, from suggested serving temperatures and ideal food pairings.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Naked Wine

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Alice Feiring, wine journalist and author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, discusses her new book and advocates for natural wine made without government-approved additives.

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The Takeaway

Middle East Wine Revolution: Arab Awakening Boosts Wine Business

Friday, July 08, 2011

Since the first rumblings of revolution in Tunisia last year, we’ve been covering the Arab awakenings often. We’ve asked for analysis from political reporters and foreign correspondents, and reported the latest news as it came in. Today, we're examining a different angle to the uprisings: commerce, particularly the growing number of Middle Eastern wine businesses

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Vino Argentino

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wine expert Harry Karis talks about the French wine region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book gives detailed information on over 200 winemakers, and an in-depth look at climate, soil, grapes, and winemaking.

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Last Chance Foods

Queens County's Local Wine

Friday, May 14, 2010

This Tuesday, Queens County Farm Museum will auction off the first wine made from grapes grown right in Floral Park. Learn more about the über-local wine and vineyard.

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The Takeaway

French Wine Exports Reach Record Low

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

French exports of expensive champagne and cognac suffered a record 17 percent drop last year, as people in the U.S. and Britain drank less and switched to cheaper brands. Will these market forces damage the traditional dominance France holds in the wine industry? Benedicte Paviot, correspondent with the television network, France 24 looks at the implications.

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The New Yorker: Fiction

Yiyun Li reads John McGahern

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yiyun Li reads John McGahern's "The Wine Breath."

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