Italian Indigenous Varieties: Bonarda Who Are You?

Bonarda is one of those Italian varieties that you assume you know well, have had, feel somewhat benign towards but yet wouldn't go out of your way to try it again. Why is that I asked myself? First of all, because we have been confusing Bonarda from Piedmont with many other grapes and I know... Continue Reading →

Bottega Falai – Tuscan Chef Iacopo Falai Expands Empire

I've just been in the mood for Tuscany lately, what can I say. I was there just two short weeks ago having dinner with friends I have known for 20 years. I miss those carefree Tuscan days and my friends but lucky I can get good Tuscan fair right here in New York thanks to... Continue Reading →

Weddings, Friends & Nostalgia

I haven't written in a long while it seems but I was working very hard before going on a 10 day trip to Il Bel Paese. I'm staying with friends at the moment near my second home, Milan. My dear friend Silvia got married yesterday in Bobbio, a beautiful little town near Piacenza to a... Continue Reading →

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