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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Eataly is Italy – A Wine Shop with “una squadra forte”

For nearly a year the windows in the Toy Building on 23rd and Fifth have boasted the arrival of New York’s first “risto-market”. Aside from the many different eateries, grocery store, and gelato bar, the complex also offers a unique wine shop, passionately devoted to the finest and rarest Italian wines this side of the […]

The Taming of the Shrew (Vine)

Grapevines are one of the world’s oldest plant families with records of vines dating to 10,000 B.C. As man evolved,

A sketch of the Scott Henry Spur-Training System. Also referred to as Smart-Dyson Trellis System.

taming the vine became one of the more nobler trades, and wine, or fermented-like grape beverages, are cited in […]

Get To Know Your Grapes: Monastrell

Monastrell is Spain’s second most-widely planted variety after Grenache (Garnacha). The grape is more commonly referred to as Mourvèdre in parts of southern France, where it’s used prominantly in the Bandol appelation, as well as other parts of the Rhône Valley and Provence. In Spain, Monastrell produces wines with depth and color that mirror some […]