Monday, October 17, 2011


Pascaline never told me whether these apples in the background went through malolactic conversion, but if she selected them, then I suspect not.

Pascaline Lepeltier is the accomplished sommeliere and wine director of two restaurants, the Rouge Tomate locations in Manhattan and in Belgium. Pascaline is that rare person who brings a grace and sense of occasion to the service of even humble wines at the table. She is someone who never fails to fascinate me with the language she uses to speak about wine. There is an ability to create new meanings for the wines she loves and to almost effortlessly share those insights with others. She has an understanding and respect for both the immense history of wine, and for what is happening in well cared for vineyards at this very moment. But don't take my word for it, just watch her interview on Snooth, wherein she makes me blush by referring to "schisty" wines and we get a chance to share some laughs.

Watch it!

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