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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Interview with Fabio Giannetti of Azienda Agricola La Fornace, Montalcino, Italy

There is a saying in the fabled city of Florence that goes, “Tuscany is the garden of Italy, and Florence is the flower of Tuscany”. If you’ve ever been to this part of the world, it’s hard to disagree with such a statement. The people are warm, the buildings are enchanting, and around every corner […]

Interview with Enologist Carlo Ferrini

About a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting enologist/winemaker Carlo Ferrini. His tireless work throughout Tuscany has given him a unique experience working with Tuscany’s most important grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese provides the backbone for many of Tuscany’s most prized wines, including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and many other […]