In September I visited Donnafugata in Sicily. Included in the two-day visit was a trip to Pantelleria, a satellite island of Sicily where Donnafugata makes one of its most precious treasures, a sweet Passito di Pantelleria. This treasure is the result of a strong local culture that is imposed by the challenges of the extremely difficult growing (and … Continue reading Pantelleria: An Island With A Delicious Treasure
The Great Algarve
Algarve, the beautiful seaside region in the south of Portugal, has won the prestigious Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2012 award. It's definitely not a surprise since the Algarve has been one of my favorite regions in the world for many years. I'm lucky in that I get to travel to the Algarve at least once a month … Continue reading The Great Algarve
EWBC 2011: A great experience in friendship!
I'm back from Italy and from an amazing week full of exciting people, great conversations, great places and great wine & food. EWBC was again marked by a truly great experience of meeting old friends and making new ones. "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and … Continue reading EWBC 2011: A great experience in friendship!
Heading to Franciacorta for the EWBC 2011!
Next week I'll be heading to Italy to attend the European Wine Bloggers Conference 2011. EWBC has been consistently one of the best wine events of the year (thanks Gabriella, Ryan & Robert). It'll once again be a great opportunity to talk to old wine friends, meet other online wine entrepreneurs and taste some great … Continue reading Heading to Franciacorta for the EWBC 2011!