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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 for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Gulfi Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2009, Sicily

Sicily is Italy’s largest region and has approximately three hundred fifty thousand acres of land under vine, more than any other region in Italy. Following the unification of Italy in the 1946, co-ops and large scale industrial factories dominated

Gulfi's 2009 Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG; a blend of Nero d'Avola and Frappato

the wine-making […]

Wine for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Chateau Tramont 2005, Moulis, France

Moulis is one of the smaller and lesser-known appellations of Bordeaux, and as a result, wines from this small dot on the map are some of the most affordable Bordeaux wines available, yet still offer the trademark flavors of great French red wines. Moulis, along with another small appellation, Listrac, hangs out on the western […]

Wines for a Jack$on (Under $20) – Albert Mann Cremant d’Alsace NV, Alsace, France

Known for its racy white wines of Pinot Blanc and Gewurztraminer, the region of Alsace in eastern France holds many surprises

Albert Mann's Cremant d'Alsace

for the average wine drinker. Like many appellations within the country, there are endless wines to try; endless flavors to discover.

France remains the mecca of sparkling wine production, […]