Around The World In A Single Stroke
Master Vintner Jim Clendenen and Drue


Master Vintner

Au Bon Climat Winery

"I met Drue with Emeril Lagasse and Charlie Trotter -- we were doing an event called Cuisines of the Sun in Hawaii and everyone said you’ve got to go look at this art---I go with two of the gastronomic luminaries of my generation and we walk in and Drue, not care.  Drue looks at Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse, and Jim Clendenen and says let me tell you about Sumi-e.  Let me tell you about how I did this, I ground the think that is one color, it’s more colors than you can imagine.  By the time we walked away I commissioned a piece for Roy Yamaguchi for an anniversary we were doing and this relationship began."

Jim Clendenen