The Clever Root

Winter / Spring 2016

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4 | t h e c l e v e r r o o t ALFONSO CEVOLA writes On the Wine Trail in Italy (, rated one of the top wine blogs in the world and winner of the 2012 Wine Blog Award in the Best Single Subject category. The Italian Trade Commission honored Alfonso with the Distinguished Service Award as well as the 2013 recipient of the Vinitaly Interna- tional Award, given for a lifetime of service with Italian wine. He is a Certified Specialist in Wine and a Special Contribu- tor to the Dallas Morning News, The SOMM Journal and many other wine and food publications. Alfonso has been involved in the writing, selling, educating and advancing the cause of Italian wines since 1978. ALEXANDER RUBIN is an award-winning photographer specializing in commercial, wine industry and advertising photography. Based in Napa, California, his clients include Oprah, For- tune 500 companies and renowned wineries. Alex travels regularly for projects all over wine country, the West Coast and to destinations worldwide. BECCA YEAMANS-IRWIN is an award-winning freelance writer with expertise in wine science and the environment. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT, and a Master's of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She has extensive scientific research experience as well as experience working directly in the wine industry. In addition to being published in peer- reviewed journal based on her past work, Becca's passion for wine writing took off with the establishment of her blog, The Academic Wino ( Becca lives in Longmont, Colorado with her loving husband and her four-legged family members. DOUG YOUNG is a food and lifestyle photogra- pher based on Long Island. He is a regular con- tributor to Gotham and Hamptons magazines, shooting many of their restaurant, food and dining features, as well as photo editing, shoot- ing and writing a food and travel blog for Edible Long Island. Coffeetable books include Hamptons Gardens (Assouline, 2011) and the soon-to-be-released cookbook The Great American Burger Book (Abrams Books, 2015) by George Motz. Follow Doug on instagram @dyoungphoto. Joann Arruda, Jeremy Ball, Michelle Ball, Alfonso Cevola, John Curley, Seth Doulton, Dustin Downing, Christie Dufault, Christie Havens, Diane Henschel, Paul Hodgins, Becca Yeamans Irwin, Chelsea Kurnick, Jaime Lewis, Rich Manning, Roger Morris, Timothy Murray, Jennifer Olson, Alexander Rubin, Dan Vogel, Doug Young Planting the seeds . . . WE ARE GRATEFUL AND HUMBLED by the amount of support and enthusiasm we received after launching the inaugural issue of The Clever Root. As we continue to find our voice in the world of cannabis, agriculture and the culinary arts, around every corner, it seems, we are finding like-minded growers, producers and chefs who care immensely about their craft and are bringing the best product and experiences to their respective audiences. We are inspired by these people and organizations, from True Humboldt, which strives to bring consistency in prac- tices and resources to the growing cannabis community (see page 72), to the team at Bonterra, who continue to dive into the complex and fascinating practice of Biodynamic agricul- ture (page 36), and the James Beard Foundation (page 34), which constantly seeks to recognize exceptional individuals in the food and wine industries. In bringing you their stories, we hope to inspire you, our ever hungry, curious and clever readers, to go out and taste, explore and savor the vibrant culture of food and farms that our land has to offer. . . . and watching them grow. Karen Moneymaker Managing Editor LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Selected Contributors Dan Anglin, Lana Bortolot, Frenchy Cannoli, Jeff Cox, Jonathan Cristaldi, Christopher Sawyer, Merrill Shindler, John Terlato, Deborah Parker Wong Contributing Editors Contributors Managing Editor Karen Moneymaker at home with her dogs Kenny and Linus.

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