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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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Experience Tuscany: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Premium Wine Camp!!! July 2015 in TUSCANY

Every now and then the olive oil and wine gods smile down from the heavens and grant upon us loyal subjects a rare and golden opportunity. It just so happens that this rare opportunity presents itself in the form of a one-of-a-kind experience in Tuscany this summer with the insouciant duo of Nicholas […]

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 […]

The Birth of Cool (Super-Tuscans)

The most interesting area of late for Tuscan wine production is in a special area in the southwest of Tuscany known as the Bolgheri. Vineyards are planted within a stone’s throw of the Mediterranean, where the climate is warm and dry during the day with whispy maritime winds, and drastically cool at night – ideal […]

The Older They Are, The Harder They Fall

Older vintage wines can be excellently mysterious and captivating; a lethal combination that keeps one wanting to taste older and older and older wines. Unfortunately this can turn into an expensive habit, but it can ultimately be worth it, depending upon your what you’re drinking and when you’re drinking it. Unfortunately, the emptiness and disappointment […]

Wines of the EquinoX – Sept. 21, 2011

The equinox is always a tricky time of year. On this day (and one other day in the spring) the equator is even-keeled, and if

Marilisa Allegrini dishin' on the Veneto at Eataly's La Scuola.

you’re in the northern hemisphere, it means that winter is on the way and the warm days of autumn […]