Puglia
Postcards from Puglia

Postcards from Puglia

Just back from an amazing trip to Puglia.  Puglia is the heel of the boot, but it ain’t no heel.  It’s an amazing region that feels like the real Italy you always imagined.  We enjoyed a lot of amazing food and wine, and there are so many great things about Puglia, but the thing that...
Over Achieving and Under Priced:  Natalino del Prete

Over Achieving and Under Priced: Natalino del Prete

Sometimes wine is the most boring thing in the world.  Like anything that you spend too much time focused on you can become tired of it, jaded, and down right bored.  Well that has kind of been my mind set lately.  I am not sure what it is really, some blame it on Mercury being...
Alice Fiering and Cheap Drinking, Who Knew?

Alice Fiering and Cheap Drinking, Who Knew?

I was as surprised as I was delighted by this swanky cheap wine chart penned by Alice Feiring for The New York Times.  Surprised because Alice is usually recommending natural wines (or Naked Wine based on her latest book) to the world; and delighted because it is always good to get good cheap wine recommendations. ...
"Italianess":  Does it exist?

“Italianess”: Does it exist?

Italian – ness:  [It-al-iyan-iss] Noun.  1. The state of being Italian.  2. To be or to personify Italian spirit.  3. The thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an individual or of an aggregate of a culture of people, places, and things, which happen to be Italian. I think that a sense of “Italianess” is more present...