Marco Pasanella is one of the most talked-about new voices in wine. Martha Stewart sings his praises. Rocco DiSpirito says, “If you’ve ever thought about changing course and taking a big leap to follow your passion, then Uncorked is a must-read.” As Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant explored the front and back of the house at restaurants, Uncorked offers a peek behind the curtain of the wine world. A treat for you RIFers: a list of some of the strangest words in wine, a Read It First giveaway, and info on a special series of Sip ‘n’ Sail wine tastings.
“Beirut is one of the world’s most complex, beautiful, messed-up, endlessly dramatic cities,” says Salma Abdelnour, author of Jasmine and Fire. “It combines a stunning setting along the Mediterranean with a thumping nightlife, a diverse and sophisticated population, ancient historical sites dating all the way back to ancient Rome – and a tendency to always be on the verge of total chaos. Lebanon seems to be in the news all the time, for one reason or another, so Beirut stays top of mind – and for every person who thinks ‘It’s too dangerous there! I can’t go!’ there must be at least three people who think ‘What a fascinating place. I must visit!’”
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