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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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Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) Goes Public!!!

Wines for a Jack$on takes center stage in Eataly Vino NYC

The deeper down the rabbit hole you follow Bacchus, the more you search for value and quality. Years ago I chose $20 as a benchmark to separate the wheat the from the chaff in the world of value wine. Not all were great, […]

G’day Mate! It’s Pickin’ Time!!!

As the winter chill loses its cling to the spring season, the temps are warming and sun is shining in

Shaw + Smith; one of Australia’s leading wineries

the northern hemisphere. It marks the beginning of another start to the long and dramatic growing season culminating in roughly 5-6 months with the grape harvest. […]

Experience Tuscany: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Premium Wine Camp!!! July 2015 in TUSCANY

Every now and then the olive oil and wine gods smile down from the heavens and grant upon us loyal subjects a rare and golden opportunity. It just so happens that this rare opportunity presents itself in the form of a one-of-a-kind experience in Tuscany this summer with the insouciant duo of Nicholas […]

Back to the Basics – Food and Wine

It takes two to tango

It’s a tough time of year for food and wine pairings. The cold weather encourages a heartier fare, and with it, comes heavier wines. Not a problem if you’re into that kind of thing, but what about the winos that enjoy the lighter stuff? Times like these, it’s […]

An Ode to the Wine Echo

the wine echo: the memory with perpetual reverberating powers.

Sometimes the echo is fleeting, and sometimes it’s more resonating, but regardless, a wine’s presence is a reverberating echo that can penetrate the most impenetrable of people, and the most impermeable of palates. I’m forever humbled by the journey that wine creates – from the […]