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 b-side of Nebbiolo: Valtellina

Lombardia is one of Italy’s northernmost territories and winemaking has long been a farming practice with records of vineyard

The air up there; vineyards feelin' the elevation in Valtellina

plantings dating to the thirteenth century. Many agricultural products, such as wine, often play second fiddle to the plush silks and fabrics that […]

Interview with Enologist Mattia Vezzola of Bellavista and Azienda Agricola Costaripa

Mattia Vezzola was hailed by Vini d’Italia, Italy’s leading wine guide, as Winemaker of the Year in 2007. His accomplishments are many, but at the core, he’s simply a man who tends the vine of his native region, Lombardia.

Famed enologist Mattia Vezzola

Born in 1951 in Brescia, Lombardia’s second largest city, he initially […]