Today I am reflecting on Dr. King's legacy and where we are in the United States of America at this moment. This is a wine blog not political commentary so I am just going to be brief. I keep this quote on my desk and have since I went to college to remind myself to... Continue Reading →
We will be chatting about wines for the Christmas feast tomorrow, Saturday, December 2th at 11 am ET. If you’d like to weigh in on your favorite wines or simply want to listen in, join us on Twitter at the appointed time, using #ItalianFWT and making sure to add it to all of your tweets.... Continue Reading →
This photo was taken in Sardinia in 2015. I was lucky enough to go on a brief trip to the island, my fourth. I have never, however, visited Sassari or any of the capital towns on the island. This week's variety, Monica, originally is thought to have come to Sardinia from Spain, though is has... Continue Reading →
After an intense 18 day trip to Switzerland and Italy, I celebrated my birthday with the family at the Bronx Botanical Gardens. While the wine list is what you might expect, the scenary can't be beat and there is a fantastic exhibit by Dale Chihuly. Highly recommend for all.
I have been fortunate enough to celebrate La Fête Nationale Francaise – Le Quatorze Juillet, a holiday marking the anniversary of the fall on July 14, 1789 of the Bastille, in Paris on a number of occasions. As readers of this blog know, I was a Francophile in my early life and majored in French... Continue Reading →
I wrote this post two years ago. So much has changed in my life and in the USA. It's breathtaking. Read my piece here.
I have had the pleasure of spending Easter in Rome a number of times. The city is very crowded with tourists and often school children. "La Settimana Santa" or the Holy Week is considered a perfect time to visit the Eternal City. Many hope to see the Pope who is in residence and gives Mass... Continue Reading →
December 8 is the Immaculate Conception and therefore I am thinking of the holidays almost upon us. I love the holiday season, the chill in the air, Christmas trees everywhere and of course, flowing sparkling wine. Some of my favorite places to go to in New York during the holidays include the Metropolitan Museum with... Continue Reading →
While today's weather hasn't been perfect, it does remind me of many Easter Monday picnics I used to have when I lived in Italy. Traditionally a holiday, most Italians go out for a picnic with friends and/or family. There is a saying in Italian, "Natale con i tuoi, pasqua dove vuoi" which translated actually means... Continue Reading →