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Bouchaine Pinot Noir 2007

A big Pinot Noir, but from fruit, not slathered oak. Sage, laurel, fennel and allspice over a mix of cherries, from tiny, wild, and tart to big, ripe, Michigan cherries, plus a tiny hint of underlying wild blue...
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Gusto in Scena: Good Taste on the Scene

Venice, Italy, recently played host to Italy's Gusto in Scena—Good Taste on the Scene. The event, the brainchild of journalist Marcello Coronini, is the first show in Europe to combine three events in one: Chef in Concerto (Chefs in Concert), a gastronomic congress for top chefs; I Magnifici Vini (Magnificent Wines), an international wine tasting; and Seduzioni di Gola (Seductions of the Palate), an exhibition devoted to Italian delicacies.