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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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Sardinia’s Secret Saline Seduction

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, chances are your radar is turned to red wines for a the next few months, but I’d like to take a moment and discuss the mysterious whites from one of my favorite Italian regions: Sardinia.

Known for its mixed cultural history, cork oak tree forests, and reclusive beach resorts, […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Cabernet Franc

From the north fork of Long Island to the shores of the Gironde in Bordeaux to the arid heights of Sicily, Cabernet Franc always

Cab Franc takin' in the summer heat in the North Fork

hides in the shadow of its cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon. There are only a handful of places where Cabernet Franc […]