I am a career journalist who has led a nomadic adult life, departing my native New York for California and then Texas. In 2001, after selling an alternative weekly newspaper I founded in the Lone Star State, I moved with my wife, along with our young son, to her birthplace in the South of France.
There, I focused on writing about what I love: wine, food, the Mediterranean life, and the amazing cast of eccentric characters who produce wine, olive oil, grappa and more.
Since 2008 I have been a contributing editor for Wine Spectator. In recent years, my twice-monthly blog, “Going Native in Europe,” has been exploring many of the off-the-radar terroirs and winemakers in Italy, France, and beyond.
Today, my wife and I make our home in Verona, Italy, but we are often on the road—sometimes on foot, snowshoes or bikes—digging into the flavors and places that make life here so fascinating.
My books include Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country (2008) and Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (2010).
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