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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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Olive Oil and Wine Camp – Tuscany 2014

Think you have what it takes to be a master of extra virgin olive oil and fine premium wines? Well step up and prove it at the inaugural Grove & Vine In Italy experience. For one flat fee, enjoy unparalleled access to the luxurious world of olive oil and wine through extensive and unforgettable olive […]

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 […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Aglianico

There are over 600 indigenous grape varieties used for wine production in Italy. Some garner more praise than others while certain grapes seem to fly under the radar. Although it’s one of the most widely planted grapes in southern Italy, Aglianico is rarely given the credit it’s due for its contributions to the wine world.

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Viaggio Magazine Revisited – New Year 2011

The recently released edition of ‘Viaggio’ magazine features in-depth articles covering all things food, wine, and Italian culture. Follow the link regarding my article covering Prosecco and all its splendors…

Viaggio New Year 2011

Get to Know Your Grapes: Raboso

The Veneto is one of Italy’s most productive wine regions, producing nearly 185,000,000 gallons of wine per year. What

The Veneto in Northern Italy is one of the most productive wine growing regions in the country.

separates the Veneto from other mega-producing regions, such as Sicily and Puglia, is that many wines from the […]