As executive chef at Churchill Downs, Chef David Danielson leads the culinary team of one of the largest sports and entertainment venues in the United States. Best known for the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs offers so much more–race days, holiday events, and since July 2020, Matt Winn’s Steakhouse available for fine dining Wednesday through Saturday…
Author: Kathy Merchant
A Food and Wine Tour of Cortona
The joy of travel in Italy is just a short read away. I’m thrilled to share my first article written for The Florentine, a magazine for English-speaking residents of Florence, Italy. Photography of Cortona by Alberto Sadini. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!
A Conversation About Wine
This blog post was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Originally written for April publication in an Italian magazine, other matters (understandably) took priority. In the spirit of better-late-than-never, please enjoy this conversation about Tuscany’s exceptional wines with Marco Molesini, co-owner of Cortona’s Enoteca Molesini. Brunello di Montalcino ● Chianti Classico ● Vernaccia…
Come Fly With Me: France’s Rhône Valley
Dreaming of the day when you can resume international wine travel? Perhaps this story will inspire you to visit France’s Rhône Valley.
Tuscan wines: the best of the best!
The results of Anteprime di Toscano 2020 are in!! Enjoy this summary of the “best of the best” from Tuscany’s fine wine regions.
Thomas T. Thomas Vineyard
Meet Thomas T. Thomas, an emerging winemaker in Anderson Valley, one of few African Americans making wine in the U.S.
Suzanne Groth to Chair 2020 Cincinnati International Wine Festival
Groth Vineyards & Winery CEO Suzanne Groth will chair the 2020 Cincinnati International Wine Festival. Read her story here!
2019 Vintage Report: Germany
Live preview of the 2019 vintage in Germany! Read on, especially if you are a Riesling lover.
USA Wine Tariffs Effective Today!
In the two-plus weeks since the Trump Administration abruptly announced 25% tariffs on wines below 14% alcohol from France, Germany, Spain and the UK, virtually every wine maker has sprinkled a big dose of anxiety into the natural stress of harvest. Announced October 2, the tariff goes into effect today. After spending the last 10…
New Haven Pizza Wars
Forget Italy — if you have never had pizza from New Haven, CT, your life is not complete. Enjoy this sample of three pizzas and a wine pairing taste-off.