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 (re)Birth of Cool (Vintages)

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia has a brief but storied history of winemaking, and is one of the great pillars of the Super Tuscan movement. The estate produces a variety of reds and whites, along with a grappa and an extra virgin olive oil. The flagship red, Ornellaia, is the crown jewel of the product line. When it […]

A Vertical Tasting of Tenuta dell' Ornellaia with winemaker Axel Heinz

The term, “super-tuscan”, has taken on many meanings. At its core, a super-tuscan is simply any wine from Tuscany. Most super-tuscans are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other grapes commonly grown in Bordeaux, France, however there are no rules governing the term, “super-tuscan”. Some of my favorite super-tuscans are actually produced entirely from Sangiovese, […]