Italian Indigenous Varieties: Negro Amaro Precoce

This week's indigenous variety is called Negro Amaro Precoce. It was found in some of the Negro Amaro vineyards in the Salento but is apparently it's own biotype because it matures some 20 days before most Negro Amaro. Precoce or Cannellino means precocious and this grape vine is apparently just that. It has the same... Continue Reading →

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Easter Traditions In Rome

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 →

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