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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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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 […]

Get to Know Your Grapes: Raboso

The Veneto is one of Italy’s most productive wine regions, producing nearly 185,000,000 gallons of wine per year. What

The Veneto in Northern Italy is one of the most productive wine growing regions in the country.

separates the Veneto from other mega-producing regions, such as Sicily and Puglia, is that many wines from the […]

Get To Know Your Grapes: Corvina

The Veneto’s most prestigious wine is Amarone della Valpolicella; a rich wine with aromas of raisins and spice. Amarone, derived from the Italian word, “amaro”, meaning “bitter” is produced from grapes that after the harvest are dried on straw mats or are hung from overheard rafters. Although up to fifteen grape varieties are permitted in […]

Interview with Angela Maculan of Azienda Agricola Maculan, Veneto, Italy

Brentino by Maculan. A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

The Maculan family has been one of the driving forces in shaping the landscape of premium Italian wines. Based at the foothills of the Italian Alps in northeastern Italy, Fausto Maculan has consistently garnered international praise for his wines.

On a recent visit […]

Interview with Tony Apostolakos, U.S. Director - Masi Agricola

The well-spoken Tony Apostolakos not only advocates the wines he represents, but he condones the spirit and philosophy of taming the vine. His employer, Masi Agricola, is a sixth-generation, family-owned winery that is renowned for its exceptional Veronese wines, most notably the Amarone della Valpolicella bottlings. Amarone is a unique style of wine obtained from […]