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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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The Birth of Cool (Super-Tuscans)

The most interesting area of late for Tuscan wine production is in a special area in the southwest of Tuscany known as the Bolgheri. Vineyards are planted within a stone’s throw of the Mediterranean, where the climate is warm and dry during the day with whispy maritime winds, and drastically cool at night – ideal […]

Interview with the Winemaker – Renzo Cotarella

At the school (La Scuola) at Eataly NY, we recently had the pleasure of hosting one of the most significant figures in Italian winemaking: Renzo Cotarella. Originally from Umbria, Sign. Cotarella has been working with the Antinori properties since 1981 and is the chief enologist and CEO of all Antinori winemaking estates. He is ultimately […]