Back In The Eternal City – Roma

I'm back in the eternal city and too excited and overwhelmed to sleep. I've in fact been up reading since 400am but no matter life is to be enjoyed "anche durante le ore piccole" or the wee hours of the night. I've been in town just two days staying with riends from Italy and hanging... Continue Reading →

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Vinitaly Day 2: Part 2 – Lombardy & Lugana, Valle d’Aosta & Prie Blanc, Petite Arvine

Vinitaly this year was blessed with incredible weather. It actually felt almost like Summer or certainly the end of Spring. Usually I try to taste whites in the morning and reds in the afternoon. I know I am not alone in this. Areas of the country with big red wines tended to be more crowded... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Bonda

Italy, as we all know, has more indigenous varieties than almost any other nation. This is true throughout that beautiful country from North to South. This week's indigenous variety is one called Bonda. It sort of sounds like an attractive and sexy brunette but is instead a grape that grows in the Valle d'Aosta. This... Continue Reading →

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