Monday Musings: Society of Wine Educators Conference

Every August, for most of the last ten years I have gone to the Society of Wine Educators conference. Often it has been in California, hence the above picture. This year it is in Portland, Oregon I city I am excited to explore. Every year before and after the conference, trips are scheduled to wine... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

Vinitaly Day 4: Lombardy My Love

Vinitaly ended last week but I tried so many wines there that I can probably keep writing about them for the next two months. One building where I spent a lot of time is the Lombardy area in the Palaexpo building. It is the closest one to the entrance, has the sala stampa (press room)... Continue Reading →

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