Survey Respondents on Chowing Down

“Last summer, at the apex of tomato season, [we had] a big basket of heirlooms, arugula and basil, fresh bread from a local artisan baker, home-made mayo courtesy of my chef-wife, and a happy slab of bacon… We cancelled the dinner plans we’d made and instead whipped up a buncha BLTs, and drank some Scheurebe [a rare white wine] from Germany. It was utterly sloppy and messy and the wine was so tasty we gulped it like water. I’ve never been happier eating and drinking.”
Terry Theise, importer

“I remember sitting in a park over looking Sydney harbor with a loaf of white bread … a huge bag of fresh prawns and a bottle of Taltarni Rosé…with a couple of friends on a Sunday afternoon…delicious.”
Kevin Judd, winemaker, Cloudy Bay Vineyards

“I was at Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley with a woman chef eating oysters and drinking Raveneau Chablis. A great match flavor-wise and a long finish.”
Fran Kysela, importer

“…in my own cellar with four of my best friends, starting at 5pm. First, a vertical of 10 vintages of Chablis Grand Cru from 1992 all the way to 1982. And then we went to the Côte d’Or for a Corton Charlemagne, Chevalier Montrachet, and a 1986 Montrachet follow by a 1982 Chateau d’Yquem with foie gras and truffles and we finished with a magnum of Churchill Pol Roger.”
Christian Moreau, winemaker/owner, Domaine Christian Moreau

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