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A love affair with Morocco's wines and cuisine

A love affair with Morocco's wines and cuisine

Moroccan wine? Really? Most people draw a blank when confronted with the idea of wine from Morocco. They might know Paula Wolfert's masterful cookbook "The Food of Morocco" and they may have even cooked a cinnamon-scented bestila or lamb tagine with olives and preserved lemon. But the wine is almost completely unknown. For the last 10 years, though, importer Didier Pariente has been crisscrossing the U.S., presenting the wines of Ouled Thaleb, the oldest working winery in Morocco. It hasn't been easy persuading restaurateurs and wine shop owners to try bottles from what might seem an improbable place — Morocco is 98% Muslim, and most don't consume wine...

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