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Bandol: and The Scent of Wild Boar

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There are times when Bandol is the only wine that will do. Dominated by the mourvèdre grape and grown in the Mediterranean hills east of Marseille, the appellation produces some of the heartiest reds of Provence. But a good Bandol should have something more than any other wine I know—the distinct smell and feel of wild animal—most likely an earth-turning, truffle-hunting, rolling in earth-and-excrement,  hairy wild boar.

Pomodoro Fausto: What's Wrong with Chinese Tomatoes in Italy

Nature chooses to express her perfection in a handful of edible varieties of fruit. I’d put at the top of the list: the olive, the fig, the lemon, the wine grape. And the tomato.

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