Q&A with Eataly Wine Director, Dan Amatuzzi

His parents might have had a string of heart palpitations when Dan Amatuzzi graduated with a shiny degree in Economics from Villa Nova and told them he wanted to sniff corks for a living, but after he made the list of Forbe’s 30 Under 30 to watch in 2012, they realized their son with the big grin and shock of premature grays had found his passion. Now the 29-year-old is Joe Bastianich’s right-hand wine man, handling the not-so-small job of Wine Director for the entire of Eataly.

A Note to the Editor: Whiskey Not from Brooklyn

We at Edible consider ourselves pretty darn lucky. First, we get to write about the coolest thing ever–food!–in one of the best cities on earth. Second, we have amazing readers who know what’s what and always keep us in check. In response to a story we ran in our current issue about Cacao Prieto’s Widow Jane Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, we received the following letter with some…ahem, constructive criticism

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: A Wall Street Veteran Bets on Bushwick Rum

When Bridget Firtle worked on Wall Street as an analyst, she dreamed of retiring someday and running a craft distillery. One year later and she’s left behind the life of luxury to make rum in a Bushwick distillery she’s named the Noble Experiment—a tongue-in-cheek reappropriation of the euphemism for Prohibition.


These days, some of Brooklyn’s Greenmarkets are buzzing in more ways than one. They’ve got a new—and very popular—table, heavy with brown bottles labeled “Bad Seed Cider.”