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 →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Biancone, A Minor Grape Variety

Writing about Italian indigenous grape varieties is somewhat like counting pebbles on a beach. Some are bright and shiny and stand out for all to see, pick up, and polish while others are smaller, hidden, and often overlooked. This is the fate of biancone, a minor grape variety that doesn't even get a mention in... Continue Reading →

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