“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.”

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)

The French lawyer, politician and gastronome had a point. There is something essential about drinking fine wine with fine food.  This very idea is the foundation for the July issue of Previews Inside Out, now live. In the lead story, Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, executive producers of “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” share their corkscrewed adventures in modern winemaking after purchasing and refurbishing a 168-acre vineyard in California’s San Miguel at the northern tip of the Paso Robles AVA.

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Barton G. Weiss, the zany restaurant and events czar, shares his favorite summer recipes and his ultimate kitchen must-haves.

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In an exclusive interview, Ray Isle, Food & Wine’s executive wine editor, leads our wine glasses to some of his personal warm-weather favorites—and those winemakers making a splash this year.

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And finally…Previews Inside Out lands in Tuscany, where Cassiano Sabatini (a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Immobiliare Cassiano Sabatini & Partners) offers his best advice for buying a Tuscan vineyard and his personal outlook on wine.

Are we making you hungry yet?  Head on over to Previews Inside Out to satisfy your luxury food and wine lust.