Category Archives: Italian Wines

Mangiare, bere vino e essere felici! Eat, drink wine and be merry!!

A recent trip to Puglia, (the Italians call Apulia), and an even more recent wine event in San Francisco highlighted the advances being made in quality and marketing of these complex and interesting wines.  Puglia is bounded on the east … Continue reading

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Summer in Winters – Hot Time in the OldTown

As mentioned in a recent post, Winters, a small city of about 6500 people in southwestern Yolo County is a place to see and be seen.   First settled in 1842 and subsequently established as a town in 1875 she finally … Continue reading

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Magic at Groto de Corgnan – Valpolicella

The Groto de Corgnan was briefly mentioned in a recent blog titled Lombardia to Veneto and Verona.  In that blog a promise was made to return to the subject of the Groto and its proprietors Giorgio and Martina Soave, the magician and his … Continue reading

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Lombardia to Veneto and Verona

If you’re keeping track, we just left Lago di Como and are enroute to vicinity Verona in the Veneto.  We knew that Bergamo was on our route and we planned to stop there for an early afternoon snack before continuing … Continue reading

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From Sonoma to Lombardia

As I indicated in “About”, although Sonoma is my usual happy writing venue, a major exception is when my photog (wife) and I venture to Italy which is where we have been for the past two weeks.  Two wonderful but … Continue reading

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