San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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About AIWF: Founded by wine industry icons Robert Mondavi and Richard Graf and American culinary treasure Julia Child, The American Institute of Wine & Food is a national educational non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation and quality of wine and food. With Chapters of volunteers across the country hosting consumer enthusiast events, the AIWF raises money to provide scholarships to students pursing culinary and wine careers.
About New American Mondays: America has come a long way over the past three decades and AIWF has played an important role in advancing the collective awareness and development of our tastes in food and wine. The AIWF was founded in large part to move the conversation and celebration of cuisine beyond food as fuel and jug wine! We concentrated on helping educate the palate of Americans for wine and food and the enjoyable experiences and social discourse that resulted.
America today is much different. We are a much more diverse melting pot. New cultures, traditions, products and techniques have come here to thrive and help fuel a new creativity. We care about where our food comes from, how it’s grown and prepared. There are local farm markets, wine tastings, home chefs, food channels, artisan producers, farm-to-table and so on. It’s fair to say that our original charter to educate America’s palate has been a resounding success. With New American Mondays our focus will be to elevate our palate: to explore, learn and experience the local, artisanal, multi-cultural and cross cultural influences at work in today’s food and wine scene.