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The Palmento tour combining readings, food, wine and winemakers from Sicily, begins in September (NY, Chicago, Cambridge). Robert continues the tour in late October (San Francisco, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle). See the tour schedule.
Bruno Quenioux is something of a wine legend in France. He probably has had something to do with the 21st century wine drinking habits across the Atlantic—even though Americans have never heard of him. (And though he speaks little English.)
Watch the trailer for PALMENTO: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey by Robert V. Camuto.
Corkscrewed has been published in paperback with a new author's preface. Available at fine booksellers and at Amazon.
Sunday in Saumur in the heart of the Loire Valley, the French translation of Corkscrewed titled Un Americain dans les Vignes was awarded the Prix Jean Carmet (named for the late French actor and hedonist) for wine writing......read more......
The view from the vineyards of Le Tourtou-- Domaine de la Grange des Peres
In Aniane, there aren’t a lot of people moving about the narrow cracked streets in late morning in winter. I ducked into a café off the central square before and found about a dozen locals—mostly men—sitting around drinking beer. A faintly recognizable odor—was that cigarette smoke?—seemed to permeate everything. Couldn’t be smoke, I thought,
See the Video Trailer for PALMENTO on You Tube....
Robert reads from and discusses Palmento at McNally Jackson books in NY Sept. 2010.
Robert on radio