Annie Shapero

Certified sommelier and DiVino founder, Annie believes that the language of wine is more than vocabulary. It is history, culture and most of all, storytelling. She created DiVino as a writer, educator, and wine consultant to bring those stories to life and give people the tools to join the conversation.

If You Were a Wine What Wine Would You Be?

If You Were a Wine What Wine Would You Be?

People ask me this question all the time, and it’s a lot more fun to answer than “What is you favorite wine?” That one never…

Chardonnay Food Pairings: Essential Tips and Recipes

Chardonnay Food Pairings: Essential Tips and Recipes

What should I eat with Chardonnay? If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that question, I’d be a gazillionaire by now!…

Canary Islands Wine Vacation (Wine Spectator Video Contest 2019)

Behind the scenes of our entry to the Wine Spectator Video Contest This has been a very busy year for DiVino, with the (relaunch) of…

Pairing the Players: DiVino + Nez Bar + NYCFC

Pairing the Players: Soccer Stars, Scents, and Flavors

In 2015, we partnered with perfume and cocktail blog,  Nez Bar to write this olfactory ode to our hometown soccer squad, NYCFC in their premiere…

DiVino on Video

We have been busy producing videos at DiVino HQ! If you haven’t subscribed to the channel, now is the perfect time to do it. Check…

4 Champagne-Style Sparkling Wines from Around the World

4 Champagne-Style Sparkling Wines from Around the World

Can You Make Champagne Outside of France?  No, you cannot.  The number once difference between Champagne and other sparkling wines is that Champagne is only…

Winemaker Interview (JFC Vins)

Meet the man behind Italian wines and now Beaujolais wines. Jean-François Coquard truly has wine in his blood. For thirteen generations his family has produced…

Sparkling Wine and Food (A Guide)

Sparkling Wine and Food (A Guide)

Sparkling wine pairs with food in wonderful and often unexpected ways! Whether you’re drinking a Champagne from France, an Italian Franciacorta, or Spanish Cava, you’d…

All About Sparkling Wine (Video)

Watch and Learn. In this video we break down the category of sparkling wine starting with the difference between Champagne and Prosecco. Where do Cava,…

The Ultimate Guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

The Ultimate Guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

“All Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne.” We’ve all been there. You find yourself at an art opening, an office…