Basilicata and its Viticultural Gems – #ItalianFWT”

I’ve always had a thing about Basilicata. Many people know the region because it is home to the city of Matera, a beautiful city and absolutely worth a visit. Sadly Matera has been in terrible straights these past few weeks because of flooding. Matera was as badly hit as Venice but we didn't hear about... Continue Reading →

Wine & Food: Lugana DOC & Chinese Food

I hosted a dinner this evening at a well-known Chinese restaurant called Jing Fong in Chinatown.  I had help from a friend, Pinny Tam, who pens a blog called Chinese and Wine Pairings.  I think I speak for all 10 people at the dinner when I say no one will need to eat until two... Continue Reading →

Buona Pasqua, Happy Easter

Today was Easter, a holiday I love actually. In the past on this day I have gone to hear gospel music in churches throughout Manhattan or a particular Pastor speak and often I have been visiting with friends in Italy sharing a particularly spectacular meal. Today I was in Pennsylvania with different generations of my... Continue Reading →

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