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. Watch her free, 21-episode introduction to wine tasting on Youtube, 21 Days to Wine.

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Marco Carpineti Winery

A Taste of History. A Passion for Nature. An hour South of Rome, Azienda Marco Carpineti is built high into the hillsides of Monte Lepini…

Mineral Notes in Wine – Day 14

WATCH on Youtube. Learn about mineral notes in wine on Day 14. Where they come from, how they impact the structure and finish of the…

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Tariffs Punish All Americans. Not Just Wine.

An Economy of Imports Tariffs are taxes on imported goods. The resale of imported goods, from machine parts to citrus is a bedrock of the…

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About 21 Days to Wine

Watch on YouTube. 21 Days to Wine is a A free, 21-episode introduction to wine tasting series available on YouTube, written, produced, and hosted by…

What is a Long Finish in Wine Tasting – Day 13

WATCH on YouTube. Learn about tannins in wine on Day 13. Where they come from, how they impact the structure of the wine, how they…

Long Island Wine in Italy

Watch on YouTube. Long Island and Lieb Cellars in Lazio We took a few bottles of local Long Island wine, Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc to…

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Wine Lovers Gift Guide

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or just looking for a meaningful present for the wine lovers in your life, we’ve got you covered. From…

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Wine Decanter Gift Ideas: 7 Types for Every Occasion

A wine decanter is a thoughtful gift for the wine lovers in your life. They come in all sizes, shapes, materials, and price points. The…

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Super Bowl Party Wines: Guide to a Gourmet Game Day 2020

It’s Super Bowl Party time. As we gear up to consume quantities of traditional super bowl foods and drinks, leave some room for wine on…

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Top 10 Super Bowl Food and Wine Pairings

Super bowl food and wine paring is a great way to enjoy the game, even if you don’t care who’s playing. In case you do,…