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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 […]

Grove and Vine Announces Annual Olive Oil Membership

Looking to up your game in the world of olive oil? Grove and Vine has recently announced a revolutionary way to enjoy premium class A Extra Virgin Olive Oil year-round delivered right to your door for $180/year. Always new harvest oils, always fresh.

How does it work?

One of the unyielding principles to enjoying quality […]

A Vertical Tasting of Catena Zapata a la Benjamin Button

Ask ten people what they know about wine from South America and the majority would say, “Malbec”. Some might say,

Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard Malbec and flagship wine, Nicolas Catena Zapata

“Malbec from Argentina”. Perhaps a few would chime, “Malbec from Argentina…goes well with meat”. Needless to say, Argentinean Malbec has been carrying the […]

Back to the Basics – Food and Wine

It takes two to tango

It’s a tough time of year for food and wine pairings. The cold weather encourages a heartier fare, and with it, comes heavier wines. Not a problem if you’re into that kind of thing, but what about the winos that enjoy the lighter stuff? Times like these, it’s […]

An Ode to the Wine Echo

the wine echo: the memory with perpetual reverberating powers.

Sometimes the echo is fleeting, and sometimes it’s more resonating, but regardless, a wine’s presence is a reverberating echo that can penetrate the most impenetrable of people, and the most impermeable of palates. I’m forever humbled by the journey that wine creates – from the […]