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 Valter Scarbolo of Azienda Agr. Scarbolo, Friuli, Italy

There are many unique growing areas in the world, and the tiny slice of heaven known as Friuli is no

Friuli Venezia Giulia, the culture-rich mecca of eastern Italy

less exceptional than any other. Located in the east of Italy, bordering Slovenia and Austria, the region of Friuli is known for such culinary delights […]

Wine Raffle: Tuesday 10/19 at Blind Tiger in NYC to Benefit Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hey all,

Please read the following regarding a remarkable wine auction being held Tuesday night. Hosted by my friend and colleague, Dani Zylberberg, all proceeds will benefit cancer research. Please read below and help Dani reach his fundraising goal as he prepares to participate in the New York City Marathon in a couple of weeks.


Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Llai Llai Pinot Noir, Bio Bio Valley, Chile 2008

Llai Llai Pinot Noir 2008, Bio Bio Valley – Chile

Chile is one of the world’s most unique wine growing areas. The high elevations and coastal proximity of the vineyards has helped many producers avoid the pitfalls of rot, insects, and vine disease. Phylloxera is the world’s most notorious vine louse, and at one […]

Viaggio – A new magazine about food, wine, and the journey to get there…

Viaggio: The Journey

Bob Guccione, Jr., the pioneer behind Spin magazine has teamed up with his NY cohorts, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali to start a new magazine designed to educate the masses about food and wine. The maiden issue of Viaggio, was released over the summer and is available at any of chef […]