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Li Valentine

Planted, harvested and aged in NY, Li Valentine has a background in education and marketing, with a passion for travel and all things wine. With roots in the boot, she has a special interest in Italian wine and travel. She is a certified wine professional and Italian Wine Specialist. In addition to writing about wine (, she is the founder of The Wining Hour, Inc., which includes a wine boutique that caters to the wine lover, as well as the vinous winechat (#WiningHourChat) on X (formerly Twitter). Follow Li on all social at @thewininghour.

Chianti Classico: Cupid’s Choice

Our wine contributor, posing as Cupid, chooses Chianti Classico for the most romantic Valentine's Day pairing.

February 8, 2024

Uncovering Custoza Wines with Monte del FrĂ 

Our wine expert, Li Valentine, attended a tasting of the whites of Monte del FrĂ  from the Custoza DOC in the Veneto and likes what she discovered.

January 23, 2024