Our wine director, Alex Halberstadt, was nominated for a James Beard Award today for his profile of Cook’s Illustrated editor Christopher Kimball. Congratulations, Alex! If you haven’t read it, check it out here. I don’t want to brag on Alex, but it’s a journalistic tour de force, a piece that should be taught in classrooms—it’s smart, informative, cutting, elegantly written, and at times really, really funny. Alex Halberstadt, Fort Defiance salutes you!