D Magazine SideDish 1/11/16 - Postcard from France: Bordeaux
The largest Italian wine event held outside of Italy, celebrating the wines of Southern Italy. Register online. Master classes and tastings limited to members of the trade. Program; note, some events by invitation only. Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
James Beard Foundation gives original version published in Beard's first book.
The program at the Auditorio de la Diputación in Alicante, Spain includes representatives from DO Vinos de Alicante, DO Jumilla and DO Yecla, representatives from the Valencian Community, Castile-La Mancha, Murcia, the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (where the grape is known as Mourvedre), California and Australia, will participate. Spanish participants will include Rosa Angulo, the Director of Wines for ICEX Spain, Trade and Investment; Luis Leza, Head of the Wine Products Area of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA); Dr. Vicente Sotés, Professor of Viticulture at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Dr. Rafael Martínez Font of the Universidad Miguel Hernández; prominent Spanish chef Suzi Diáz and winemaker Miguel Gil of Bodegas Juan Gil (DO Jumilla). International participants include French oenologist Bruno Prats and American Gerry Dawes, an expert on Spanish gastronomy.
Trade and press, by invitation only. Contact Fred Marrapodi, Italian Trade Commission-New York. Program at the New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, includes master classes, meet and greet expo, three days of grand tastings.
At the preview for the upcoming Dallas Chocolate Festival we tasted scrumptious artisan bonbons, truffles, toffees, barks, brigadeiros, and macarons and talked to the makers.
Our favorites (try not to drool):