Wine of the Week: Fongaro Brut from Veneto

In keeping with this month's sparkling wine focus, this week's Wine of the Week is a brut sparkling wine from Fongaro, a winery in the Veneto. I first heard of this winery in 2010 when they participated in an event held by Vinitaly in the United States. I was struck by the wine and the... Continue Reading →

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Happy Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia is a holiday in many parts of the world including Scandinavia and some towns in Northern Italy, particularly in the Veneto and two towns in Lombardy, Crema and Cremona. The latter is a very famous city for its liutai or lute makers as well. Here is an interesting explanation of this festive day... Continue Reading →

Hawaii, Pearl Harbor and Sant’Ambrogio

Reflecting on Pearl Harbor again today, I came upon this post I wrote some years ago and thought I would put it up again.

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December 7 as we know is a day that will “live in infamy” because of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

This is the 70th anniversary of the attack and many survivors are not longer with us, including a member of my family, my great uncle Murray. He was a proud survivor of the attack and remembered it always. The New York Times this morning had an article about the disbanding of the survivor’s association because of the age of survivors.

Time marches on but we must remember those who died and that day which brought us into World War II and the sacrifice of many, many lives but the salvation of many more, including other members of my Father’s family who made it back from the camps so I remember Pearl Harbor every year.

This though is a wine blog and I discovered today two wineries located in Hawaii…

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