Huff Post: Q &A

Check out the interview  by Huff Post's Louise McCready. Wine as food, green agriculture, France, Sicily, the Mafia and the Big Mess: 

Expat Robert Camuto On His Oenophilic Excursions In France

France won't burn itself at the stake for now

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A year ago, at the esteemed Chateau Simone wine estate in the tiny Palette appellation just outside Aix-en-Provence I had a conversation with the property's owner, the dapper old world René Rougier.

I mentioned to M. Rougier the proposal by the Socialist presidential candidate to eliminate champagne from the presidential Elysée Palace.

"But of course!" M. Rougier said dryly. "Wine is one of the glories of France and we the French are experts in self-destruction!"

Robert on Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV

The first of two parts of this interview with the Gary Vaynerchuk -- the pyrotechnic host of Wine Library TV.

Impressions and photos from the Corkscrewed US Tour

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On my two-week trip to America, I noticed a huge change, and not just in the relief of having a new president (Obama's heady "Yes we can" replacing Bush's "Don't even think about it" when it comes to new ideas and bettering the planet).

Video: Robert on Corkcrewed at McNally Jackson books (NYC)

Video of Robert talking about Corkscrewed, the state of French terroirs and sustainable wine growing at McNally Jackson books in NYC. Special thanks to the fine staff at NY's best bookstore and to Wine Therapy, which provided natural wines (mostly) from Corkscrewed. 

Corkscrewed on Dallas Public Radio

Listen to this podcast of Robert on Think KERA (Dallas-Fort Worth) January 29, 2009.

Yes Oui Can! Freedom! Fairness! Fromage!

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Dear President Obama, I know you've been fishing a lot of turds out of the pool of public policy left there by Your Petty Predecessor (YPP). So many dumb presidential orders to reverse, so little time, etc.

But as new Commander in Chef--for the sake of Americans who see access to real food as an important part of liberty--please dump the ridiculous and un-American tariffs on delicious European products including Roquefort cheese. (The real stuff made from ewes milk and aged in the caves of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon France that inspired the mad scientists of  Kraft to create Franken-fromages like: ‘Roka’ Blue Cheese Spread-- Yeccch!)

Corkscrewed in French....

Coming to a Librairie near vous....Éditions Michel Lafon has purchased the rights to distribute the French translation of Corkscrewed in France and Quebec--meaning a French version will appear in the fall of 2009.

Portrait in le Figaro

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Here is the portrait of Robert that appeared in the Dec. 26, 2008 issue of Le Figaro newspaper. The article is written with style and verve by Le Fig's Anne-Charlotte De Langhe. 

Click here to see article in PDF

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