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The (re)Birth of Cool (Vintages)

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia has a brief but storied history of winemaking, and is one of the great pillars of the Super Tuscan movement. The estate produces a variety of reds and whites, along with a grappa and an extra virgin olive oil. The flagship red, Ornellaia, is the crown jewel of the product line. When it […]

Wine Dinner with Mattia Scarbolo at Grand Vin Hoboken Monday 4.25.16

Do you like drinking clean and refreshing white wines? Do you enjoy hearty and muscular

Mattia Scarbolo, of Azienda Agricola Scarbolo

reds? If so, you should get it on the action with Grand Vin Hoboken’s inaugural winemaker dinner with Mattia Scarbolo, of Azienda Agricola Scarbolo in Friuli, Italy on Monday April 25th.

Mattia and […]

Experience Tuscany: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Premium Wine Camp!!! July 2015 in TUSCANY

Every now and then the olive oil and wine gods smile down from the heavens and grant upon us loyal subjects a rare and golden opportunity. It just so happens that this rare opportunity presents itself in the form of a one-of-a-kind experience in Tuscany this summer with the insouciant duo of Nicholas […]

Wines for (the alarmingly low level of) CHOCOLATE!!!

There is a yawning deficit of chocolate, so go out and get yours today.

The combination of wine and food has been providing happiness and nutrition for many years. While less championed than other foods for its compatibility, chocolate is in it’s own category when it comes to pairing with wine. Chocolate comes in […]

Interview with Filmmaker Tiziano Gaia on the Making of “Barolo Boys”

Rolling Vineyards in Barolo

This time of year winemakers in the northern hemisphere all over the world are picking ripe grape bunches from the vines and bringing them to the winery. The grapes are transformed into wine and in doing so tell the story of the land from whence they came. As it goes, […]