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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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Taste The Past, Present, and Future at Grand Vin Hoboken – Opening March 2nd

They say you can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. It’s true for the most part, every now and then you gotta look back, even if just for a fleeting moment, to see what you’ve left in your wake and how things look from behind. So it goes […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) Goes Public!!!

Wines for a Jack$on takes center stage in Eataly Vino NYC

The deeper down the rabbit hole you follow Bacchus, the more you search for value and quality. Years ago I chose $20 as a benchmark to separate the wheat the from the chaff in the world of value wine. Not all were great, […]

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 […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Rosé 2013, Sancerre France

The weather is finally turning and that means it’s time to indulge in lighter wines – a better fit for the season and the spring bounty of fresh

Pascal Jolivet's 2013 Sancerre Rosé

produce. Many folks turn to white wines and rosé wines throughout the spring and summer for this reason. For something […]

Wines for a Jack$on (under $20) – Domaine Carneros, Carneros Sparkling Wine Ultra Brut 2008, California

The winemaking zones of the world are pretty straight forward. Within a larger appellation, there are smaller zones, and even smaller sub-zones. This makes navigating the wine world and memorizing certain plots of the world rather feasible. Every now and then there’s a hiccup, such as our current study of wines for a jack$on. Carneros […]