A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

The ultimate handbook for all wine drinkers, for beginners and pros.

Visit SHOP for more info...

50 Years of the Good Stuff With Bertani, (Veneto, Italy)

Raisin wine? Exactly. For generations, Amarone della Valpolicella has mesmerized the throngs of thirtsy winos in search of the next best thing. While most people love Amarone for its rich profile of fruit and power, very few understand how it’s made and how it comes to be.

Six vintages spanning 50 years


Recioto and Amarone – They’re An Earfull

The Veneto is one of Italy’s most important wine producing regions, and it’s one of the few places in the world where dried

One of Italy's most important regions: Veneto

grapes are worth their weight in the gold. Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella are both produced using indigenous grapes that […]

Get To Know Your Grapes: Corvina

The Veneto’s most prestigious wine is Amarone della Valpolicella; a rich wine with aromas of raisins and spice. Amarone, derived from the Italian word, “amaro”, meaning “bitter” is produced from grapes that after the harvest are dried on straw mats or are hung from overheard rafters. Although up to fifteen grape varieties are permitted in […]