Benjamin North Spencer is an author, international wine consultant, winemaker, journalist, wine judge, and educator. He is the founder of American Wine Writer and The Etna Wine School (in Sicily, Italy). He travels the world studying and promoting obscure grape varieties, unsung wine regions, and the many pleasures that can be found through wine and other beverages.
Every year, on March 17, people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Traditionally, the one day during Lent when Christians were allowed to relieve the burden of ...On March 15, 2016 / By Benjamin North Spencer
We have touched on the topic of what wines to pair with food but cheese is the one true challenge for any wine devotee. Not only is cheese ...On December 10, 2015 / By Benjamin North Spencer
As the holidays approach, it’s a good idea for wine lovers to have a plan for managing celebrations at home. For those of us who prefer going out ...On October 22, 2015 / By Benjamin North Spencer
I love to barbecue. There is something uniquely gratifying about preparing foods over an open fire. In a few recent articles in this series I’ve touched on rosé ...On August 25, 2015 / By Benjamin North Spencer
One of the fun things about finding the perfect summer wine is that there are so many affordable and delicious choices to taste through. For my money, and ...On August 14, 2015 / By Benjamin North Spencer
Everyone loves summer. We all try to slow down, relax, and spend time with friends and family. But for the wine lover, it’s not always easy to select ...On August 3, 2015 / By Benjamin North Spencer
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