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Astrid Young

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Memorable Wine

Quintarelli Recioto Amarone 1975


First Wine



Unusual Wine Experience

I helped to build and maintain a wine cellar in a pool hall, and am known for creating one of the most successful wine lists in an Indian Restaurant. I've also 'cracked the code' on wine and spicy food ... just ask me!


Current Fav Wine

La Frenz Pinot Noir Reserve, Naramata Bench, BC Canada 2012

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award