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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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Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology of WINE

It’s March Madness – a great time of year if you’re a hoops fan. There are many parallels you can draw between college basketball and wine such as blending, strategy, scandals and cheating, steroids, marketing, and sales. In the spirit of Joe Lunardi, the ubiquitous name when discerning the field of 65 to 68 teams, […]

New Zealand’s Zealous Gents

New Zealand is one of the smaller players in the international wine market, but pound for pound, wines from these petite islands can really deliver on price and quality. Despite being located at the extreme southern latitude for vine growth (around 45 degrees), the intense contrast between maritime and continental temperatures provides the conditions necessary […]