Winemaker Donates All His Profits to Haiti; J.D. Salinger Was Big On Food References


• Patrick Campbell, owner of Laurel Glen Vineyards in Sonoma, will be donating all of his profits for at least the next two months to Haiti. [SF Examiner]

• A pilot for a TV show called The World Needs More Pie filmed in SF this week at Mission Pie and Bike Basket Pies. [SFoodie]

• Are Italian wines more likely to be corked? [Spume]

• J.D. Salinger's fiction was chock-full of food references, like the chicken sandwich in Franny and Zooey that signified the rift between Franny and her boyfriend. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• Black pepper may have been the culprit in a recent salmonella outbreak that sickened salami-eaters in 40 states. [NYT]

• In a recent speech, Argentina's president recommended eating pork as an alternative to Viagra. [Yahoo]

• A French winemakers's plan to name its Sauvignon Blanc "Kiwi Cuvee" was blocked by an Australian tribunal, which felt the name would mislead customers into thinking the wine was from New Zealand. [WSJ]

• Like food, restaurants themselves can have umami, argues restaurateur Bruce Buschel. [You're The Boss/NYT]

• Greek wines are currently the best they've been since ancient times. [Salon]