It occurs to me as I post the article on Long Island wine that I wrote last fall for Gilbert & Gaillard International now, that Long Island wine launched my career as a wine writer. In 1999, I was working at the New York Times website (now defunct) and

Sud de France Festival

CHIC.TV for a South of France festival celebrating its wine and food on the East River, with Chef Cedric Tovar, Pamela Wittmann, Jamal Rayyis and Marianne Fabre-Lanvin of the Maisons de la Region Languedoc-Roussillon in NYC.