Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is widely celebrated in Italy and is a public holiday. The day commemorates when Mary, the mother of Jesus, was graced by God to lead a life “free of sin” according to Catholic belief but yet gets pregnant with Baby Jesus on this day. Nowhere is... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Grechetto

This week's grape hails is Grechetto  which grows in Umbria but also  in Lazio and Tuscany. The green heart of Italy, Umbria is the home of the Grechetto Bianco grape also called Grechetto di Orvieto. Grechetto produces a lovely white wine with notes of pear and almonds as well as hints of white flowers. It... Continue Reading →

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