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: Chasselas

Switzerland is known for its chocolates, lenient banking policy, and uncanny neutrality. One of the lesser-known Swiss commodities is beginning to make headway in the international marketplace: wine.

Switzerland’s alpine location puts it at the extreme northern latitude for growing and harvesting grapevines.

Chasselas vines soakin' up the Swiss sun. Nearby Lake Geneva helps […]

The Etiquette of Examining the Extraordinary Elixer (How to Taste Wine)

Throughout my days of staff tastings, trade tastings, wine classes, and excessive binge drinking episodes, I’ve learned that tasting wine for the first time is a different experience for everybody. The following is a brief guide of how to effectively analyze a wine’s character and flavors.

Color: Hold the wine up to a piece of […]