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Chardonnay Pairing Tips (With Recipes!)

Chardonnay Pairing Tips (With Recipes!)

Hello and welcome to the DiVino blog, the place for news on what we're up to! We just concluded the third and final installment to the series, "Chardonnay Three-Way," with a guide to some Chardonnay and food pairing ideas! In episode one, Does Expensive Wine Taste...

Chardonnay Three-Way Part 1: Does Expensive Wine Taste Better?

Throughout my years in the wine business, especially during in-store tastings as a wine sales consultant, people have asked me if the price really matters. This is a short version of a very long answer. In this video, sommelier and wine consultant, Annie Shapero...

Passover Wine & Easter Wine Pairings!

Join sommelier and DiVino founder, Annie Shapero in this educational and funny video just in time for a super Sunday feast. In this video DiVino suggests the best wines for Easter dinner and the best wines for Passover, including one of the the best kosher wines we've...

Tasting Spanish Red Wine!

DiVino Wine School is at it again with a hot new video about Spanish Wine Tasting! There is more to Spanish wine than Rioja and Cava. But we all knew that right? There's Albariño and Garnacha of course, and don't about for get about Sherry... But something I...

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Pizza in Harlem!

We're excited to join forces again for an into to wine tasting with a focus on Italian wine. TUESDAY April 9th, from 6-7:30pm. Location: Sottocasa Pizzeria - 227 Lenox Avenue 10027 This class is for beginners, casual wine lovers, and anyone curious about some basic...

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Harlem!

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Harlem!

VINO 101 DiVino is partnering with our dear friend and neighbor, Sottocasa Harlem for an introduction to Italian wine and wine tasting basics. Book now!  This collaboration was born out of a shared love for the community that wine and food (in this case, Pizza)...

Wine Sommelier for Community Word Project

Wine is a language. Learn how to speak it. I founded DiVino on the principle that wine tasting engages our senses and makes us more alive.  As a ritual, wine tasting inspires community.In an ever more disconnected era, the success of our nation depends on the strength...

Best Wine for Valentines Day (Sagrantino)!

After last's year's search for the V... I found my vino in a bottle of Sagrantino di Montefalco. Well, to be honest, it was a younger, unoaked version of Sagrantino by my good friend Antonelli, called Contrario. Bright, young and a little bit wild... His classic...

DiVino Wine School at Sottocasa Pizza in Harlem!

We're excited to join forces again for an into to wine tasting with a focus on Italian wine. TUESDAY April 9th, from 6-7:30pm. Location: Sottocasa Pizzeria - 227 Lenox Avenue 10027 This class is for beginners, casual wine lovers, and anyone curious about some basic...

Love Note to Puerto Rico

Love Note to Puerto Rico

https://youtu.be/NVD2i1gOaoE People keep asking if it is "ok to travel there now?"  The answer is yes. Unless you're venturing to to the middle of the island which is still largely without power. Sending supplies and financial aid is very much appreciated, but the...

Great Pair…Part 2: Wine & Lingerie – NOV 7th!

Great Pair…Part 2: Wine & Lingerie – NOV 7th!

We're at it again! We had such a nice time at our last exclusive wine and lingerie experience, Journelle and I are putting on a autumn-themed wine-tasting, this time with spicy, intense flavors to match three featured lines from their private Collection. I'll be there...

#Pour4PR –  Puerto Rico Relief by the Glass!

#Pour4PR – Puerto Rico Relief by the Glass!

Following the success of our event on October 11th, at Peque Tapas Y Vinos, we're officially launching the #Pour4PR initiative, as a way for hospitality professionals to engage suppliers, patrons, their dynamic beverage programs, and special events to send urgently...

Sweet Morningside Tea

Sweet Morningside Tea

If you're uptown today, join me at Morningside Park to celebrate our shared green space!  The free festival starts at 1pm. Nez Café will be there serving  up a little preview of what's to come. We researched indigenous flowers like rose, yarrow, and clover and added...

Great Pair….Lingerie and Wine August 8th!

Great Pair….Lingerie and Wine August 8th!

Join me for an an absolutely sumptuous evening of wine-tasting (with Divino's signature scent notes to help you along) all inspired by the gorgeous collections at Journelle. The ladies of Journelle will be featuring three lines: Bianca, Lana, and Yasmine, and  I have...

Italian Craft Beer Tasting & Pairing: Tuesday 20 June

Join DiVino for a night of Italian microbrewery tastings and pizza pairings from Sottocasa Harlem. Birra Follina was founded in 2012, but their roots in winemaking, and especially secondary bottle fermentation extend for a half a century. Located in the province of...

Italian Wine Intensive CHICAGO | SATURDAY 14 MAY | 3-6PM

Italian Wine Intensive CHICAGO | SATURDAY 14 MAY | 3-6PM

After three sold-out successes, DiVino returns to Chicago for an Italian Wine Intensive at Sentieri.  A long-time partner and supporter of DiVino, Sentieri offers courses based on language and the integral aspects of Italian culture for the most immersive experience...