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Let's talk about the obsession and misconceptions about the SULFITES monster:
Check out the interview by Huff Post's Louise McCready. Wine as food, green agriculture, France, Sicily, the Mafia and the Big Mess:
A year ago, at the esteemed Chateau Simone wine estate in the tiny Palette appellation just outside Aix-en-Provence I had a conversation with the property's owner, the dapper old world René Rougier.
I mentioned to M. Rougier the proposal by the Socialist presidential candidate to eliminate champagne from the presidential Elysée Palace.
"But of course!" M. Rougier said dryly. "Wine is one of the glories of France and we the French are experts in self-destruction!"
See the Video Trailer for PALMENTO on You Tube....
Robert reads from and discusses Palmento at McNally Jackson books in NY Sept. 2010.
Corkscrewed On location at Dom. Borrelly-Martin (Provence)...
..at McNally-Jackson Books NYC 2009...
...at home in cellar fall 2008....
....on Wine Library TV March 2009...
Robert on radio