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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Interview with Restaurateur and Winemaker Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich is the proprietor of numerous restaurants across the country. Along with his portfolio of elite eateries, he is also well-heeled in the crafting of fine wines, and his winemaking properties include three wineries in Italy and one in Argentina. Born and raised in Queens, his family traces its roots to northeastern Italy, in […]

Get To Know Your Grapes: Malbec

Malbec is a black grape variety native to France, where it is planted throughout the major winegrowing regions. In Bordeaux, vignerons use the grape as a blending agent, usually in small amounts, to add color and body to Bordeaux wines. In this part of the country, Malbec is sometimes referred to as Pressac.