The 10 best Italian wines (and why you shouldn’t want them)

Today on my news feed, I stumbled across an article entitled “Nine Best Burgundy Wines under $100”. What a load of shit. I read the first paragraph; well, at least the first sentence or two. Essentially, it said that there are more buyers for (new release) Burgundy wines than there are (new release) Burgundy wines…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! I’ll try to keep it interesting, and fresh (even though a great deal of what I cover in Italia is centuries old, at least). Fix yourself an espresso, and read on, my friends. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Family. Farming.

It’s just after ten in the morning here in Montalcino. The sun is high enough now that I can bring the laptop outside (yes, this is the middle of February, but it’s 100% sunshine and on the way to over 60 degrees today; magnificent in other words. I’ve already had an early morning walk through…

Wine Crackers (are bad for you)

What usually happens when someone tells you something you really don’t want to hear? Is it a good outcome? Uh, yeah…no, not really. But, I’m going to do it anyway – in the hope that maybe just one person might pick up (and adopt?) just one thing. So that’s where my bar is – one…