La Festa della Repubblica, Wines of Lombardy – Franciacorta – Brescia

Today is an Italian national holiday known as la Festa della Repubblica. It celebrates the day in 1946 when Italians voted to become a republic. In Italy, most people go on holiday for a long weekend, affectionately known as il ponte or the bridge. Most took yesterday off to make it a four day affair.... Continue Reading →

Wines of Lombardy: Valcalepio – Bergamo

As I mentioned yesterday, I am going to be writing about wines from Lombardy all week. One friend was perplexed that I said I didn't know the wines of Lombardy that well. What I meant and was perhaps misunderstood is that I don't know all of the wines of Lombardy as well as I might... Continue Reading →

Expo2015: Wines from Lombardy

Tomorrow is June 1 and the first month of the Expo2015 has come and gone, and while I know there are some complaints, most of the people I know in Milan are very pleased with how the event is proceeding. Apparently, it is also open until 1100pm and many eat dinner there rather than in... Continue Reading →

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