World Science Festival, Oscar del Vino and Emilia Romagna

It's hard to believe it is the end of the month already. Summer's here, the World Science Festival is back in town and troubling news of earthquakes has been coming from Italy all week. For those who don't know me, I wear many hats and sometimes they converge, sometimes they do not. This week, my... Continue Reading →

Italian Regions: Puglia – Brindisi, Maci Family

Brindisi is such a curious word. On the one hand it means let's have a toast, a "brindisi" to someone or something. On the other, it used to bring to mind ferries going to the Greek islands, a port city like so many others. However Brindisi, the city, is much more than that. Brindisi, in... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day Maman

Ah Mother's day. Yes, a hallmark holiday I know but for me, any holiday at all is a cause for celebration. With my mother, we always agree on what to drink...something, almost anything. She likes mostly white wines, including Prosecco, Franciacorta (Berlucchi) and  Ferrari (Trento Doc), and of course, Champagne. She's  taken a liking to... Continue Reading →

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