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Raising a Glass, Remotely

New York Times
Amy Tara Koch
April 8, 2020

“Celebrated for sustainability and its 100 percent estate-grown varietals of sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon and red Bordeaux varieties, this Rutherford winery, which is owned by the luxury retailer Chanel, is holding remote wine tastings every Thursday at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Pacific time, focused on its tasting kit. (You can also just buy an individual bottle.)

The snappily paced 40-minute experience moves from a vineyard stroll and an analysis of the wine being tasted (with the winemaker Michael Scholz) to the kitchen, where the in-house chef Tod Kawachi spotlights a pairing — say, Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot with Cocoa Crusted Pork Tenderloin. (The recipe is emailed to participants.) There are also cameos by Steve Sando, an heirloom bean purveyor (beans are a diverse and easy-to-cook pantry staple, I learned) and the renowned vine expert Lucie Morton.”

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April 8, 2020

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