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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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Off the Beaten Path: The Wines of Liguria

Liguria is best known for its major contribution to the culinary world: pesto. The flavorful herbaceous-ness of the emulsion of basil, olive oil, and pine nuts is more than enough to satisfy any foodie. Although lesser known for its wines, Liguria is most certainly worth mentioning. The narrow region benefits from warm coastal breezes as […]

Sardinia’s Secret Saline Seduction

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, chances are your radar is turned to red wines for a the next few months, but I’d like to take a moment and discuss the mysterious whites from one of my favorite Italian regions: Sardinia.

Known for its mixed cultural history, cork oak tree forests, and reclusive beach resorts, […]

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 […]