David Rosengarten on Oyster Week Wine and after the Earthquake with Levi Dalton, "man on the ground" in Napa
This week on The Morning After, hosts Sari Kamin and Jessie Kiefer kick off the new radio season with some notable food news including the recent shortage on rosé, Taco Bell's 'authentic' menu items, as well as a controversy involving pizza bagels. In the top half of the show, Sari and Jessie speak with sommelier, author, and host of the popular podcast I'll Drink to That!, Levi Dalton on the phone from Napa to give his take on the recent earthquake and how it has and most likely will affect the California wine industry. David Rosengarten (journalist, television personality, and cookbook author) officially joins the episode in the latter half to accolades as being a Food Network pioneer with one of the very first shows, the award winning, Taste. Talking about his incredible background in the food industry, David shares great stories (an unknown Martha Stewart catered his wedding in the 80's!) as well as what new show he would pitch to networks today. Involved in the upcoming NYC Oyster Week, David also talks oysters with the hosts, and provides a live tasting! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
"[The earthquake] is probably going to affect most of the producers who lost 2013 wine that would have been in barrel. You didn't hear a lot about bottle damage, what you hear about is barrel damage, and so it's the wine aging in barrel that has yet to be bottled." [19:40]
--Levi Dalton on The Morning After
"I like going around the world and finding real food in real places and talking to people." [32:04]
--David Rosengarten on The Morning After