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Harvey Steiman

February 2010

The Science Behind the Pairings
Part 2: Answers on wine-and-food matches from the Molecular Sommelier
Posted: Feb 25, 2010 11:38am ET

Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman says that knowing what types of aromatic chemicals actually link foods with specific wines opens up possibilities at both ends of the match. It allows us to choose alternative ingredients and similar wines that will work the same way.

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What Makes Wine Match Food?
Part 1: The Molecular Sommelier
Posted: Feb 23, 2010 10:52am ET

Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman talks with a Canadian sommelier who finds the key links that make wine and food matches work on a molecular level.

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Who Needs Critter Labels?
A little irreverence can do better
Posted: Feb 19, 2010 12:07pm ET

Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman looks at imaginative, snarky Australian wine labels that up the ante on the ubiquitous marsupials, birds and reptiles on mass-market wines.

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Wine and Food: The Acid Test
How critical is tartness in the wine-and-food matching stakes?
Posted: Feb 16, 2010 10:24am ET
Editor at large Harvey Steiman argues that two Pinot Noirs at dinner belie the notion that acidity in wine is critical to matching with food.
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Up From the Cellar: A 1975 Cabernet
Thirty-five years on, Sonoma Vineyards Alexander’s Crown is a winner
Posted: Feb 10, 2010 1:07pm ET
After about 15 minutes, the Sonoma Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander’s Crown 1975 came into its own. This was old-fashioned California Cabernet, and it came from a vintage that was controversial in its day.
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The Cost-Plus Alternative
One way for restaurant wine lists to be friendlier
Posted: Feb 4, 2010 3:56pm ET
Editor at large Harvey Steiman says that in these tough economic times, restaurants might consider going to a friendly mark-up system for wine. It might sell more wine, add to the bottom line, and make everyone happier.
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