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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Get to Know Your Grapes: Aglianico

There are over 600 indigenous grape varieties used for wine production in Italy. Some garner more praise than others while certain grapes seem to fly under the radar. Although it’s one of the most widely planted grapes in southern Italy, Aglianico is rarely given the credit it’s due for its contributions to the wine world.


Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Garaudet Monthelie “Cuvee Paul” 2005, Burgundy, France

Burgundy remains one of the premier winemaking zones in the world. It’s a unique landscape, and it’s proven itself to be the place to make great Pinot Noir wines. There is also such a great diversity from vineyard to vineyard and from producer to producer that it takes a lifetime, and then some, to ever […]

Interview with Winebow founder and chairman, Leonardo LoCascio

The wine business is a fickle and unreliable industry. At any time there are certain wines that seem indestructible as they forgethrough new markets and penetrate elite restaurant wine lists. The next minute they’re the old has-beens of the bunch, barely able to find some shelf space in a back-alley liquor store. It’s a common […]