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Tom Powers

gastrotommy – Spring Food & Wines

This week we begin with an educational piece teaching our listening audience on how to visually analyze wine. This information comes directly from Tommy’s Sommelier training. Mary jumps in and gives us a rundown of some great spring produce. Mary & Tommy discuss a couple of great cookbooks like The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food by Ian Knauer and Seven Fires by Francis Mallmann. Our wine tasting this week focuses on a Vouvray from Dme. Pichot. This wine is from the Loire Valley and is made from Chenin Blanc. This grape is among the most versatile grapes that can make bone dry to sweet wines, flat and sparkling. They have a wonderful aromatic quality that sing of lavender and honey. The red wine is from Sicily. It is the Tascsa d’ Almerita, Lumuri made from Nero d’Avola. This is a delicious wine from an area gaining momentum on the world stage. We hope you enjoy the show.