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Isabel Legeron, MW, on the Appeal of Natural Wine- December 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2pm EST on The Connected Table LIVE on W4CY

She’s France’s only female Master of Wine and only one of 354 MW’s worldwide. She’s been named “Wine Women of the Year” in Paris and is recipient of the Madame Bollinger Award for Excellence in Tasting. Her website refers to her as “That Crazy French Woman,” which is also the name of a TV show she’s hosted and her blog. We’re talking about Isabel Legeron, Founder of RAW Wine and author of “Natural Wine: An Introduction to Organic and Biodynamic Wines Made Naturally.”

By day, Isabel, consults for London’s Bibendum Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Kensington, Elliot’s in Borough Market and The Richmond in Hackney. She also founded the wine education program at Divertimenti Cookery School, in London, and has consulted for several luxury hotels and resorts. Isabel’s latest claim to fame is the creation of RAW Wine, a two- day independent wine fair showcasing more than 100 vintners from around the world, whose mission is “to make natural wines  made from sustainably farmed, organic or biodynamic grapes, with nothing removed or added during wine making, bar at most a dash of sulfites.”  We recently attended RAW Wine in Brooklyn. The next one will take place in London March 11 & 12. Info here:www.rawwine.com

 

 

Wanderlust Wednesday- Exploring Rioja and Turkey with The Connected Table LIVE!- Nov 8

We’re exploring two regions of the world November 8, 2pmEST on The Connected Table LIVE!

From Rioja with Love- Ana Fabiano

We always like to play the  “did you know” game, when we write about people. As in, did you know so- and- so used to be an landscaper before becoming a winery owner? Or did you know David Ransom used to run a winery called Rivendell with his family in the Hudson Valley? Recently, someone asked Melanie if she had previously worked as a chef before becoming a writer. Fat chance! Our response was, “Did you know she started the James Beard Foundation Awards?”

Ana Fabioano, Rioja Ambassador and Author of “The Wines of Rioja:”

Well, we feel that way about Ana Fabiano who serves as the North American Trade Director and Brand Ambassador for DOCa Rioja Did you know she was the first American hired by the Embassy of Spain’s Commercial Office and became one of the three founders of Wines from Spain?

For more than two decades, Ana has traveled, researched and immersed herself in Spain. She is author of the award-winning book, “The Wine Region of Rioja,” which has recently been updated and re-released. Recently we attended a Rioja seminar led by Ana at Wines from Spain’s Great Match New York. She joins us to discuss her passion for Spain and regions of Rioja.

150 Turkish Recipes. Many Published for the First Time in English

We’re talking about Robyn Eckhardt’s new book, “Istanbul & Beyond- Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey.” In the book’s introduction, Robyn says she traveled some 15,000 miles, village to village and market to market to chat up local farmers, fishermen, groups of women making grape molasses, families on a picnics and other local folks to learn about Turkish food traditions.

Robyn’s sidekick is husband, David Hagerman, the incredibly talented photographer, who captures Turkish landscapes and foodscapes with equal finesse. If you are not familiar with Robyn’s work, check out her award-winning blog “Eating Asia.” It’s on our short list for inside information when we finally plan our trip. They lived on Asia for many years and are now based in Italy. (wanderlust envy alert!) Robyn’s articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and Saveur.

Robyn Eckhardt explores the world, and we are hungry to learn more

 

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Talking Dirt with Pascaline Lepeltier, M.S.- The Connected Table LIVE! October 4

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Wine folks love to talk about dirt, especially Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier who is passionate on the subject of soil. Pascaline hails from the Loire Valley, and the limestone soil run deep in her soul. She’s passionate about this region and especially Chenin.  In fact, her Twitter@plpeltier hashtag is #chenincheninchenin. For nearly a decade Pascaline ran the wine program for Rouge Tomate, one of our favorite spots in NYC, where she created an acclaimed 1600+ selection wine list focusing on natural, organic and biodynamic wines. She earned the moniker, “wine prophet,” by Wine & Spirits Magazine and picked up some  industry accolades for her work and the restaurant’s wine list. Most recently she contributed to Alice Feiring‘s “Dirty Guide To Wine.”

Pascaline Lepeltier, M.S.

In August, Pascaline announced she was moving on from Rouge Tomates to write her next chapter (a recurring theme these days in wine, food and publishing). We’re all curious to see what Pascaline will do. Will she get her hands dirty making the natural wines dear to her heart? Will she continue to teach at the Court of Master Sommeliers and International Culinary Center? Will she open her own RAW wine bar? Will she divulge any of this October 4 when she joins us on our show?

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Melanie Young and David Ransom are the insatiably curious culinary couple. Connected on Twitter@connectedtable Facebook/connectedtable. Instagram.com/theconnectedtable. Learn more at www.theconnectedtable.com