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A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

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Grove and Vine at the SOWEFWF this weekend!

sowefwfJonesin’ for some info on olive oil and wine?  Join us this weekend for a FREE olive oil and wine seminar this weekend at the Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival in Mamaroneck.  Saturday morning 11AM at the main stage…and if that’s not enough to inspire you, catch THE RAMPS…NY’s premier food band, taking the main musical stage at 3:15PM.  For more info on the festival, visit the SOWEFWF blog here to learn more about the dynamic duo of Grove and Vine, and click here for more love on The Ramps!

How To Choose A Wine for ye ol’ First Date

We’ve all been there…the first date. Throughout the glorious years of restaurant servitude, I’ve witnessed many first encounters over a meal, and I’ve seen everything from the utter failures to the meteoric successes. With all the other excitement and anxiety revolving around a first date, wine doesn’t have to be the proverbial prickly thorn in [...]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Teliani Valley, Tsinandali 2012, Georgia

Tsinandali, a blend of indigenous white Georgian varieties.

Grapes grow just about everywhere on this planet where they’re given a chance. In places like eastern Europe, vines have been grown and cultivated for thousands of years, and historians agree for the most part that the grapevine as we know it originated in this part [...]

NYU Stern takes Fourth at Left Bank Bordeaux Cup Finals – Bordeaux, France

NYU students Modisett, Reicherter, and Teeter with Baron Eric de Rothschild at Chateau Lafite

The international finals of the annual Left Bank Bordeaux Cup, a competition for premier business and law schools, commenced on June 25th at the famed wine property, Chateau Lafite Rothschild. After winning the American circuit in January, NYU Stern Business [...]

Not Just Soccer: Brazil Makes Wine!

The 2014 World Cup is under way in Brazil. While 99.99% of the population tuned into watch the opening match of Brazil vs. Croatia, a few Brazilian oenophiles were somewhere else, focused on something else, enjoying and tasting something else: BRAZILIAN WINE! Yes, low and behold Brazil makes some great wines and they’re only [...]