Authenticity. The wide use of the word by winemakers around the world often puzzles me, because they usually don't answer the obvious question: Authentic to what? "Authentic" must have a reference point of a place and a time - and it seldom is given one. For the summer issue of the American Wine Society Journal, I asked six famous winemakers - Robert Drouhin, James Symington, Marco Felluga, Joe Babich ,Mike Grgich and Angelo Gaja - what winemaking was like 50 years ago during the 1963 vintage in their part of the world. What did authenticity mean in 1963?
I live in Chester County, PA, which means that I live in Mushroom Country - almost half of the nation's fresh mushrooms are grown here. Read more in my article at http://modernfarmer.com/2014/05/welcome-mushroom-country-population-nearly-half-u-s-mushrooms/
This weekend is the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia and my article on the event and some of the people in it appears online in Town & Country at http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/sporting/big-daddy-aberdeen-dad-vail-regatta.
Roger Morris writes about wine, food, and travel for several publications including Town & Country, Robb Report, Wine Enthusiast, Intermezzo, USA Today Magazines, Sante', The Daily Meal, Sommelier Journal, Beverage Media, Drinks, Drinks Business (UK), Writer's Digest and Details.com.
Morris may be contacted at email@example.com or by writing to 331 Quimby Drive, Wilmington, DE 19808, USA