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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 […]

Franciacorta: Italy's prime bead of sparkling wines

Lombardia is one of Italy‚Äôs northernmost territories and winemaking has long been a farming practice with records of vineyard plantings dating to the thirteenth century. Winemaking is often overshadowed by the fashion industry based in the capitol city of Milan. Many agricultural products, such as wine, often play second fiddle to the plush silks and […]