I'll Drink to That is a twice weekly podcast that aims to get inside of the heads of the people who make the wine industry tick. We interview sommeliers, retail professionals, wine journalists, importers and producers to get at their backstories, how they got into wine, and where they're going.
After starting out at the Federalist in Boston, MA, Levi Dalton helped open Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach, FL. He then moved to New York to work at both Daniel and Cafe Boulud and subsequently revamped the wine program at Masa. In 2008, he joined Chris Cannon at L'Impero (which became Convivio) to cultivate a 440 selection wine list focused on Southern Italy, as well as their all-Italian beer list and unique list of amaro and chinato. In January, 2010 he moved from a Southern Italian focus to Northern Italian by heading up the wine program at Alto, where he remained until last year.
Matt got his start as an intern at the restaurant blog Eater before moving on to run the now defunct food site The Feast for NBC. Since November 2011, Matt has been an Assistant Editor at Bon Appétit. He eats things.