Wine Wednesday: Wines from the Valtellina Area in Lombardy (#ItalianFWT Preview for February 3rd Chat)

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Travels to the Valtellina region in Lombardy this weekend. This Saturday February 3nd you’ll get a sampling of what our Italian bloggers group has to offer and here is a preview below. Make sure to also join our live Twitter chat at 11am ET on #ItalianFWT. Valtellina is a physically... Continue Reading →

New World Gems: Trisaetum Wines from Portland, Oregon

The wines from Portland were a real revelation to me this summer when I visited Portland for the Society of Wine Educators conference. I thought many that I tried were really worthy of note. I also took a number of seminars on the wines during the conference. I learned a lot about how things were... Continue Reading →

Spirited Sundays: Stravecchio Branca

Today's post is about Stravecchio Branca, an Italian brandy that is as ubiquitous as any other brand in the country.  Literally every single bar in Italy has a bottle of Stravecchio on the shelf. It comes from the same company that owns so many other brands such as Fernet Branca, the Fratelli Branca Distilleries yet... Continue Reading →

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. World leaders commemorated this day in various places, including at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Six million Jews, including many members of my family were among those murdered. Slavs, Roma, people who were Gay, those with disabilities, religious leaders and many others who tried... Continue Reading →

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