Courtney Schiessl

This Is How You Can Learn To Love Grappa

This Is How You Can Learn To Love Grappa

Annacarla Berta’s first taste of grappa came right around the time that most of us would be learning to form full sentences. While spending time with her father Gianfranco in their family’s Piedmontese distillery, the then-three-year-old stuck her finger in a recently distilled batch of grappa upon her father’s insistence. Her first impression? “I don’t […]

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Why Are These Wine Producers Aging Their Bottles Under The Sea?

Why Are These Wine Producers Aging Their Bottles Under The Sea?

In a time when more wines are available to consumers than ever before, not only are sommeliers constantly looking for new and interesting bottles, but winemakers themselves are looking for innovative, unique ways of making wine. When it comes to aging, producers are experimenting with types of oak, concrete vessel shapes, amphorae, solera systems, sur […]

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Forget France, Drink Wine From These 7 Unexpected Countries Instead

Forget France, Drink Wine From These 7 Unexpected Countries Instead

The wine world landscape is pretty well laid out at this point: There’s the Old World and the New World, and while new wineries are popping up daily, the countries from which quality wines come are well established. Sure, there are esoteric winemaking countries like Slovenia and Croatia thrown in there, thanks to a new […]

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