On this week’s episode of In the Drink, lean more about organic wine and the current state of the Italian wine industry from two pioneers in the New York hospitality industry, Francine Stephens and Luca Pasquinelli. They are the team behind Franny’s and Marco’s, two Italian restaurants known for high quality ingredients, incredible cooking and beautiful wine lists. Francine and Luca chat with host Joe Campanale about everything from fraud in the wine world to the growing trend of biodynamic and organic wines and what it means for the industry. This program was brought to you by Michter’s



“I think what we’re seeing in New York is more and more imported wine. I have more wine trying to be sold to me on a weekly basis than ever before. There’s so much fakery in our world – and the same goes for wine. There’s a lot of confusion in the world of Italian wine and a lot of it is just not good.” [10:00]


–Francine Stephens on In the Drink=


“The DOC should stop telling people what color the wine should be.” [28:00]


–Luca Pasquinelli on In the Drink