We heard about a lively and unusual fair (translated as “the fat ox fair”) in Piedmont, and sent our Italian specialist, Simona Piccinelli to check out this amazingly popular event near the Barolo wine country. Simona´s notes- Ever since 1910 (although there is evidence that ox markets and fairs were held weekly from as far […]
El Palo Cortado, el vino de leyenda, Alberto Coronado Todos los conocedores del vino, tienen una asignatura pendiente con el palo cortado. Es un vino que se dice en peligro de extinción, que no nace sino que se hace. Si se quiere averiguar si alguien sabe de vinos, se le pregunta: ¿sabes como se elabora […]
AMONTILLADOS. VINOS PARA MEDITAR, Alberto Coronado No creo exagerar si defino este vino como uno de los más complejos del mundo. Al margen de gustos personales e incluso de cercanías geográficas, como es mi caso, el amontillado reune todo el saber y todo el embrujo de la zona donde se produce. No es casualidad que […]
OPORTO. TAN CERCA, TAN LEJOS, Alberto Coronado Hay un dicho entre los viticultores del Duero que dice: “Todos los vinos serían oportos… si pudieran”. Y es que para ser un buen oporto se necesitan una serie de requisitos de calidad y de ubicación que no todos pueden cumplir. Y no será por falta de imitadores. […]
Early this summer, we made an extensive road trip to check out wineries, restaurants, and hotels in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia, nestled just above Portugal on the Atlantic. Galicia is really unique in Spain and about as “un-Spanish” as you could imagine. The climate resembles Ireland or Scotland, the bagpipes are the main instrument […]
Places to go and visit in Sicily Sicily is a fascinating place to visit and merits MANY visits as there is simply so much to see and do. For a small taste of ideas for touring in Sicily– ski volcanic Mount Etna; see a lava “show” on Stromboli in the Aeolian islands; wine tasting; go […]
We have long loved the Aeolian Islands in Sicily for their dramatic beauty and heart-stopping scenery, including their volcanoes “fireworks shows.” It was a recent research trip to these islands again, where we discovered that apart from stunning beauty and some of our favorite luxury hotels, they are also home to some of Sicily’s most […]
In Sicily´s Baroque Val di Noto you´ll discover the tiny town of Modica. Modica is on the map for worldwide foodies as apart from being a beguiling village already worthy of a visit, it is also home to one of the best chocolate companies in Italy (a country with an amazing chocolate tradition), the beloved […]
We have launched this new blog to keep our visitors abreast of upcoming events and activities, restaurant and hotel reviews, wine recommendations, and much more. This is also a way to hear your feedback and suggestions and for us to share new and upcoming routes and destinations included in our wine tours portfolio. We look […]
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