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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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2014: The Year of the Wine Host!

It’s oft said that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it’s quite correct. The Romans worked hard but played just as hard, usually in the realm of feasting, dancing, and drinking. Over centuries, the Romans became quite adept at hosting parties, one of the many great qualities that enabled the Roman Empire to expand […]

Old Wines, Good Times

Of the 35 billion bottles of wine produced each year, less than 1 percent are intended to age for longer than five years. Most are meant for immediate consumption within one to five years. The majority of wines exhibit all the things we like about wine in balanced proportions, such as fruit, acidity, earthy or […]