Wine Wisdom: Daniel Johnnes's Wine Picks

wine The beauteous hills of peaches and corn at the farmers' stands won't be around much longer, so make the most of the last summer produce by introducing some great wine pairings to your market haul. JBF Award winner Daniel Johnnes of the Dinex Group recommends some bottles to go with this end-of-summer menu of James Beard dishes (and you can find all of the recipes on our website!)

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Field Trip: Food, Wine, and Music at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

fatted calf The weather defied everyone’s expectations—80-degree days are a real rarity in San Francisco. Perhaps that’s what had everyone in such high spirits at Outside Lands. Of course, it could also have been the amazing music, great food, and stellar wines. Music might have been the main draw, but we were content to spend our Festival days at the Outside Lands wine tent, sampling California wines and pairing them with some of the great food offerings (think Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt. Tam, Hog Island oysters barbecued or on the half shell, and Fatted Calf sausage sandwiches). The dish that had

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Field Trip: Winehaven at Outside Lands

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There aren’t many wineries in California that focus on Spanish varietals. For Louisa Lindquist California’s Mediterranean climate and the distinct grapes of Spain seemed like a perfect match. Her longtime love of Albariño and Tempranillo and the perfect setting of California’s Central Valley has produced Verdad, the winery she runs with her husband, Bob Lindquist (who we profiled earlier this week). Louisa's wines express the true flavors of these old world varietals and the unique California terroir in which they're grown. We asked her what type of music she’d pair with her wines and what she'd eat for her last meal on earth.

James Beard Foundation:
What music pairs best with your wines?

Louisa Lindquist:
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On the Menu: Summer's Bounty

Chefs & Champagne The open sky, a beautiful field, and one big tent. Nothing says summer to us like our annual Chefs & Champagne event in the Hamptons. There’s sunshine, lots of bubbly, and of course, the best food of the season. All the usual suspects are there—heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, and plenty of fresh fish—lovingly dressed up by some of the most acclaimed chefs in the nation. What are we looking forward to? Missy Robbins’ ricotta sformato with zucchini, mint, and lemon; Marc Forgione’s watermelon soup with jumbo lump crab and wild clover honey; Craig Hopson’s duck confit and green mango salad with mizuna and honey vinaigrette; and

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