Silvestro Salento

From Italy: a short film about wineIt is confusion over a wine label, that makes so many of us that love Italian wine stick with the same regions and brands for years at a time? If that is the case, here is a short film that will end a lot of the mystery of Italian wine.   Write us at to  say […]Read more
new short film: what is rosé?There is a lot of great wine made here in the Salento but the one wine that the makes the region famous is of a decidedly rosier hue. See our new short-subject film about rosé wine! To send us an email – even if just to say hello – simply click here. We’d love to […]Read more
Puglia: The New Tuscany?It’s not a comparison that we would make but many or maybe even most English-language journalists that write about Puglia sooner or later insinuate that one region has replaced the other. Are they correct? We answer the question in under three minutes in a new short-subject film. Puglia: The New Tuscany? Tell us what you […]Read more
The Birth of Our Extra VirginAfter years of refilling plastic water bottles with our own extra virgin for the students that wanted to take some home, we decided to begin to bottle our own oil. So how difficult of a process is that? Here is a short film about it:   To learn more about our olive course (where you’ll […]Read more
My FIAT 500If you’ve been to the school – in Lecce or at the castle, then you already know, even, most likely, had your picture taken with her. Two minutes about love in Italy We’re about to add 4 new courses in 2017 but here is our currently published calendar. Don’t see the dates you’d like, send […]Read more
in praise of smaller fish‘Eat widely and… small-ly’, would be our school’s sustainability argument when it comes to fish, living and working as we do between two sub-seas that make up the Mediterranean. Most of of us only really eat one or two kinds of fish for years at a time, and even then they are often too ‘big’ […]Read more
Food photography course  If you have been following us for any length of time you may know that we add a new course each year and this year we’re partnering with Quentin Bacon, the Australian food photographer, who has shot, well, cookbooks for just about everyone that is anyone (Michelle Obama, Mario Batali, Ina Gartner, Donna Hay, […]Read more
paparine e pane
3 new films about food and wineWe’ve really cannonballed into filmmaking, and here are our first 3. There is so much to learn, even if we are still pretty proud of our first efforts. About il pancotto, one of those dishes eaten widely inside of Italy, almost never outside: About foraging for wild poppies with a professore di agrarian studies: A […]Read more
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