Forbes Article: Grillo: Capturing The Sicilian Sun And Sea In The Glass
Looking for a crisp summer wine that captures the Sicilian sun and sea? Meet Grillo.
Forbes Article: Celebrating Heroic Viticulture with Donnafugata’s Ben Ryè
Pantelleria, a remote island off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, is home to “heroic viticulture – strong wind, little rainfall, absence of natural ground water, steep terraces, and isolated position,” explains Antonio Rallo, Winemaker at Donnafugata. Yet, this unforgiving land produces one of Italy’s most sought after sweet wines – Ben Ryè.…
The Daily Meal Article: I’m Dreaming of an Italian Christmas
Christmas is only a week away. Have you decided what to make for the big meal? Is Christmas dinner round two of Thanksgiving or do you prefer to branch out and make a different meal? I prefer to vary up the meal, making something special, but different each year. This year I have decided to…
Snooth Article: A Sicilian Wine Renaissance
In September I had the pleasure of traveling back to Sicily. This time instead of just a few days, I spent a glorious week on the island taking a deep dive into their wine, food, and culture. It was magical. I almost forgot I was working. Sicily is a fascinating place. Independent. Friendly. Diverse. Please…
Donnafugata: The Vibrancy of Sicily in Every Glass
Sicily is a land of light and vibrant colors. These colors are embedded into the people, places, foods, and culture of the island. Donnafugata embodies Sicily through their craftsmanship, hospitality, and use of color. Drinking Donnafugata wine is a Sicilian escape, each sip transports us to the fresh air, tropical climate, and piercing blue waters…
Romancing the Grape
Literature and history offers us tales of great romances. Some of these romances span wars, separation, and even death. The more magnetic the romance the more we are drawn to it, wanting to know all there is about such a passionate love. Most of us; however, don’t live a life of wild romance. We enjoy…
Warm Up a Cold Winter’s Night with Italian Wine
Italy is home to approximately 1,500 grape varieties. This means Italy produces a large variety of wines in a large variety of styles. Italian wines are ideal for any time of day, any time of the year, and any cuisine. Furthermore, Italy is home to many wines that taste far above their price.
Celebrating Italian Harvest with #ItalianFWT
In the world of Italian wine September means harvest. It is common in Italy for grape harvesting to be done by hand. It is back breaking work for many, a rush to pick the grapes when their sugar levels (brix) are just right. Some wineries begin their harvest at the break of dawn, while others…
Exploring the Golden Goodness of Sicilian Olive Oil
Today I have something a bit different to share with you. Of course, you are used to me sharing delicious food along with great wine. However, this article is a foodie delight. In fact, there is no wine to be found; instead we are going to journey through the world of Sicilian olive oil.
Viaggio in Italy Press Trip
I am on the road again. This Friday I am heading back to Italy for a harvest winery tour of three outstanding wineries in completely different parts of the country. Furthermore, this is more than just a wine trip; its an Italian food and culture tour as well. We will tour a Sicilian olive oil facility, natural…