Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cristina Mariani-May Interview

Last fall, I travelled to Old Brookville on New York's Long Island to interview Cristina Mariani-May, co-CEO of Banfi Vintners, at the company's headquarters in a reconverted mansion. It was a delightful and very interesting discussion with a lovely lunch that followed. The six-page, fully-illustrated article appears in the current issue of Sommelier Journal, and I've posted the cover and lead page below. If that teases your curiosity, go to for information on ordering the issue.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sante' Article on Tony May

It's always enjoyable to mix a little food with my wine-writing, particularly if it's interviewing restaurateurs such as Tony May and his daughter Marisa. Here is the lead page from a four-page article in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Sante' Magazine. You can read the full article online by going to and clicking the current issue icon.