The greatness of Nerello Mascalese – 2014 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

It’s a rare thing to come across a wine as wonderful as this. Perhaps it’s even more rare then that this is a producer’s ‘base’ wine. I’d opened a bottle, and was able to take my time with it over three nights. The journey was magical, and more than I could have imagined. It would…

Ragusa, Vittoria and red wine with fish (Sicily Part 3)

The road from Marsala to Ragusa (which passes through Agrigento, home to The Valley of the Temples) leaves a lot to be desired. A lot. There are countless bridges, most quite long, perhaps 2km or 3km, that span the countless hills and valleys that blanket the inner countryside of Sicily. The bridges themselves, or should…