Silvestro Salento

What to buy for Christmas this yearHow to do things this year: Send one email to us: ‘Register us. Here is our address’ Then we’ll send you one: ‘In 6 days you’ll receive our extra virgin to put under the tree, the card reading ‘Buon Natale dall’Italia!’ Write us to say when you’d like to come. We’re looking forward to having […]Read more
12 Italian Wine SecretsI’m alone in the school this morning, pulling the non-Salentine wines from my personal cellar, lining up the bottles as I plan out the upcoming week dedicated to Southern Italian wine. So as a wine teacher, what do I know about Italian wine that you may not? First, that the south is the most dynamic […]Read more
new films from Italy – all about kitchen knivesHere at our cooking school in Italy, we’re experimenting with short-subject films  and have just completed a series of three about kitchen knives (all under 4 minutes). Enjoy them. Leave comments. Share them with your Italy-loving friends. We’re (well, me) are doing them all by ourselves, from audio, video, writing, presenting, editing and promoting. There […]Read more
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
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