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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 (the alarmingly low level of) CHOCOLATE!!!

There is a yawning deficit of chocolate, so go out and get yours today.

The combination of wine and food has been providing happiness and nutrition for many years. While less championed than other foods for its compatibility, chocolate is in it’s own category when it comes to pairing with wine. Chocolate comes in […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Garaudet Monthelie “Cuvee Paul” 2005, Burgundy, France

Burgundy remains one of the premier winemaking zones in the world. It’s a unique landscape, and it’s proven itself to be the place to make great Pinot Noir wines. There is also such a great diversity from vineyard to vineyard and from producer to producer that it takes a lifetime, and then some, to ever […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Gamay

Gamay is the second most important grape (behind Pinot Noir) of Burgundy, France, and is the main grape used in the wines of Beaujolais.

The regional map of Burgundy, France

Often times, the wines are bright purple in color and exhibit fruit flavors of bananas, peaches, and plums.

Most Beaujolais wines are […]