We did something a little bit different this week on The Sipping Point radio. We broadcast this week’s show from the 30th annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO where the Who’s Who of Food & Wine have come together for a 3 day event that is both exciting and delicious! We talked to world-renowned wine critic Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate, we caught up with Andrea Robinson, Master Sommelier and chatted up head Thirsty Girl Leslie Sbrocco.
Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate reviews the wines of California, Burgundy, Italy and Champagne for The Wine Advocate. Antonio shared his love of the wines of Piedmont, Italy and how to find the best wines to enjoy every day. He gave us some great tips to shortcut your search for the best Barberas and Dolcettos from this region. www.eRobertParker.com
Leslie Sbrocco is an award-winning author and television host whose approach to wine is both entertaining and educational. Known for her humorous musings and energetic style, Leslie makes learning about wine — and drinking it — fun. Her first book, Wine for Women, was named a “Georges DuBoeuf Best Wine Book”. Leslie is a regular guest on NBC’s Today show and many other national programs. As founder of the multimedia company www.ThirstyGirl.com, Leslie reaches thousands and spreads her message: “Life … Drink it Up!”
Andrea Robinson is one of only 17 women in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier and is the first woman to be awarded “Best Sommelier in America”. She is the author of four top-selling wine and food books, including Everyday Dining with Wine, which won the prestigious IACP cookbook award. She is also a three-time James Beard Award winner and an honors graduate of The French Culinary Institute. In addition: after three years of searching, testing and tasting, Andrea has unveiled the Holy Grail of wine: her ground-breaking wine stemware series called The One: one perfect white wine glass and one perfect red wine glass to optimize all wines. www.AndreaWine.com