Month: October 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: 2017 Winemaker of the Year

October 2018

How to describe Dan Petroski’s Massican wines? They’re from California, but somehow don’t taste like it. Ostensibly they’re modeled on the wines of Friuli, in northern Italy, but they don’t taste quite Italian either. The Massican wines are white wines. They’re crisp wines, high in acid. They’re fresh – neither […]

Food & Wine Magazine: Trendspotting Vermouth

October 2018

Vermouths to Buy Artisinal vermouth isn’t limited to homemade. Try this one – 2015 Massican Vermouth di Friulano: California winemaker Dan Petroski invokes 18th-century Italian vermouths for this aromatic elixir. Serve it on ice. – Ray Isle

Soutirage: Proust Questionnaire

October 2018

The past century has brought myriad incarnations of what we’ve come to call the Proust Questionnaire. Based on the late-nineteenth-century contemplations of French writer, Marcel Proust—subsequent adaptations have been issued by French journalist, Bernard Pivot, Inside the Actor’s Studio host, James Lipton, and Vanity Fair, which has been revealing the […]