Sips: Santa Cristina Campogrande Orvieto

I recently had this wine at a celebratory lunch for my birthday. Rather than choose a fancy restaurant I decided to go with a family haunt and choose a wine that reminded me of days of old. I was surprised by how light and refreshingly zippy the wine was. It was floral with white flower... Continue Reading →

Saturday Sweet Spot: Cannellino from Zagarolo

My post yesterday on Tuscany reminded me of the 12-hour Christmas I spent one year at my friend's table in Rome. She is from Sicily, her husband is from Bologna, her cousins were from Naples, one of the other guests was Milanese and we were in Rome so we had all the desserts from each... Continue Reading →

Weddings, Friends & Nostalgia

I haven't written in a long while it seems but I was working very hard before going on a 10 day trip to Il Bel Paese. I'm staying with friends at the moment near my second home, Milan. My dear friend Silvia got married yesterday in Bobbio, a beautiful little town near Piacenza to a... Continue Reading →

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