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Armagnac Talk & Tasting for the Culinary Historians of New York at Astor Center

ARMAGNAC Talk & TASTING for the                                                                       Culinary Historians of New York   From Ancient Egypt to Gascony: The Story of France’s Oldest Brandy                                                                                  December 3, 2012, Astor Center,  New York City Presented by David Lincoln Ross,                                                                                           Member, Compagnie des Mousquetaires … Continue reading

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Armagnac Expert Interviewed on Heritage Radio Network – What Do Musketeers Love To Drink?

All for one, one for all: The Musketeers’s group sculpture in Condom, France, in the heart of the Armagnac region in southwest France; left-to-right: D’Artagnan, Aramis, Athos, and Portos. “D’Artagnan: Why is Athos sitting by himself? Aramis: He takes his … Continue reading

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UNDER THE RADAR REDS – 3 Reasons To Love Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah & Tannat

1. Food-friendliness, 2. Robust Character, and 3. Ample Flavors Just because these grapes may be unfamiliar, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try one of a trio of robust reds for your next cassoulet, spaghetti and meatballs or roasted pork-loin accompanied … Continue reading

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Daily Beast Interview with Ariane Daguin

Over the holidays I interviewed Ariane Daguin, the queen of foie gras and founder of D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading fresh foie gras and game purveyor, about her entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s. For her tips and links to … Continue reading

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