Grove and Vine is a two-man team composed of Nicholas Coleman and Dan Amatuzzi — culinary experts with serious addictions to olive oil and wine, respectively.
Nicholas is an international olive oil expert, educator, speaker and co-founder of Grove and Vine, a bespoke full-service olive oil procurement center.
He has taught oil courses for The International Culinary Center, Zagat’s Master Class, Bon Appetit, The Institute of Culinary Education, Cornell, Yale, NYU and Columbia University, Platinum Country Clubs and to Joe and Lidia Bastianich’s critically acclaimed chefs and sommeliers nationwide.
Nicholas finished top of the class from The National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters (ONAOO) and was Chief Oleologist at Eataly from 2010-2017, during which he opened four stores with the company and trained thousands of employees. He has been a judge at The New York International Olive Oil Competition and the Sol D’Oro Southern Hemisphere Competition in Santiago, Chile.
His expertise has been featured in The New York Times, GQ, Esquire, Food & Wine, Viceland, The Los Angeles Times, La Cucina Italiana, Real Simple Magazine and Lucky Peach among others. He is an honorary member of the International Order of Disciples of Escoffier and a professor for the International Culinary Center’s olive oil sensory certification course in New York City, California and London. Over the past decade he’s built and maintained relationships with producers all over the world, culminating to his appointment on the advisory committee for the Yale Olive Institute.
Dan’s tenure at famed New York restaurants Del Posto, Jean Georges, Babbo, Otto, and Eataly have shaped the foundation of his wine experiences and expertise.
He writes, lectures, and hosts private events about all things wine and beverage appreciation. His most popular publication, A First Course in Wine, is a comprehensive guide to understanding and enjoying wine (Race Point Publishing, 2013).
In 2011, Zagat named Dan as one of New Yorks rising “30 under 30” culinary stars, and in January 2013, Forbes named Dan as one of the nations “30 under 30” to watch in the food and wine industry. His works have appeared in various publications and he’s been featured in Food and Wine Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Radio, Cosmo Radio, WGN Chicago, NBC’s Today Show, Fox’s Good Day New York, and MSNBC’s The Cycle, among others.
He holds a MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and is an adjunct professor at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU. His most recent publication, How to Host a Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Kit, is a comprehensive kit for the enthusiastic wine tasting host. He is an honorary member of the International Order of Disciples of Escoffier. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.