On turning 100: Peter Mondavi Sr. – 11.08.14

Published: November 21, 2014

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to …

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Harvest time….wine is much more than just grapes, soil and weather.

Published: September 26, 2014

Harvest at Chiarello Family Vineyards is around the corner and absolutely one of my favorite times of year. The winemaking process is as much a mental activity as it is …

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Me & Tommy B…

Published: August 7, 2014

Bottega turned five this past February.  Over those nearly 2,000 days of breaking bread with people from all over not just the United States, but around the world, I’m going …

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A day making verjus…

Published: August 7, 2014

Sustainability to me starts with understanding the life-cycle from origin to end and every touch point in between. I recently had a few folks from my team (both Bottega and …

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Sophia Loren, an extraordinary meal for an extraordinary woman

Published: July 23, 2014

Sophia Loren grew up in abject poverty. Her father abandoned the family, her mother was overwhelmed with life, and her grandmother somehow saved them by managing to create masterful meals …

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Eileen Gordon Chiarello – On a Mission to Raise Barns, Among Other Things

Published: May 30, 2014

When dreams turn into reality, and reality is the catalyst for change, we must a raise a glass. A toast to my wife Eileen who had the vision to start …

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Q&A with Robin Farina, VIP Team Leader

Published: March 27, 2014

How did your passion for cycling start? I didn’t get on a bike until after college. I had an injury when I was younger while playing soccer and as I …

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Q&A with Chris Carmichael, Founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems

Published: March 18, 2014

How old were you when you first got into cycling? What made you decide to go pro? I’ve enjoyed riding a bike ever since I can remember, and I entered …

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