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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Books for the Student: Recommended Readings

There are many books regarding the subject of wine, some more informative; others more illustrious. I’m constantly asked by friends and peers for reading recommendations. As books and articles are some of the most valuable tools for the student of wine, I have summarized a few key assets in my library. In no order of […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) - Caves Primavera Special Selection 2005, Portugal

Caves Primavera Special Selection 2005

Portugal is one of the lesser-known countries for quality wine production, although just recently within the last five years many great wines have found their way to the marketplace. Given their relatively new status in the American wine market, many great bottles of Portuguese wine can be found […]

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 […]

Italian Wine For The Student Text - Thanks to All

Thanks to all who purchased a copy of Italian Wine For The Student. I’m proud to say that we raised more than $360 US for Haiti relief efforts. Hopefully the funds will be used as efficiently as possible. Please check back regularly for more information regarding all things wine.