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The Palmento tour starts September 9 in New York

 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

Talking terroir, philsophy and orgasm with Bruno Quenioux

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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.)

PALMENTO : Book Trailer

Watch the trailer for PALMENTO: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey by Robert V. Camuto. 

Corkscrewed in Paperback

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Corkscrewed has been published in paperback with a new author's preface. Available at fine booksellers and at Amazon

Saumur Surprise

Accepting Prix jean Carmet in Saumur...Photo by Christophe Gaye

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...... 

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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 noon 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, France banned smoking in public places including bars and restaurants from February 2007 and I haven't seen anyone light up indoors since.

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