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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Wine For The Student Participates in Chianti Masterclass: Tradition and Innovation

Wine is one of the pleasures of the world that stands the test of time, and of all the wines in the world, Chianti is one of the most

Chianti is the order of the day at April's Chianti Masterclass at the Grand Hyatt

timeless. It’s been the stepping stone for many wine enthusiasts […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Sangiovese

Although it’s speculated that Sangiovese originated in Emilia-Romagna, the variety thrives in the Tuscan climate and is synonymous with world-class wines of elegance and power. Throughout different areas of Tuscany, the grape is referred to by different names. In the town of Montepulciano, the grape is called Prugnolo Gentile. Further west in Montalcino the grape […]

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 Marco Caprai of Arnaldo Caprai Winery

Marco Caprai is the current winemaker of the Arnaldo Caprai estate located in Umbria in central Italy. Marco’s father, Arnaldo, founded the winery in 1971, fulfilling a life-long dream of one day producing his own wine. Marco began managing the winery in 1988, and shortly after, rave reviews for his wines began pouring in from […]

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 […]