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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How do Lakes, Rivers, and Oceans Play a Role in Winemaking?

Lake Effect provides the vital elements for vineyard growth by Seneca Lake

Most of the world’s premier winemaking zones are located in close proximity to bodies of water. This is due in part to two reasons of equal importance.

First, water helps moderate the temperatures in nearby areas, a phenomena called, Lake […]

Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable…here’s the gist

The world’s abuzz about organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farming, but there are a lot of murky details about each category. One large problem is that there is no international standard for what constitutes organic, sustainable, and biodynamic farming. The European Union has one set of regulations; the United States has its own interpretation, and so […]

Interview with the Winemaker – Renzo Cotarella

At the school (La Scuola) at Eataly NY, we recently had the pleasure of hosting one of the most significant figures in Italian winemaking: Renzo Cotarella. Originally from Umbria, Sign. Cotarella has been working with the Antinori properties since 1981 and is the chief enologist and CEO of all Antinori winemaking estates. He is ultimately […]