Silvestro Salento

new courses in 2017We’re happiest when we’re trying to figure out something new. And towards that, each year we add a new course. Only that next year we’re actually adding four. Our Advanced Course for Returning Students. Pick grapes. Make wine. Bake bread in a wood-fired oven. Make vinegar. Make vincotto. Swim in the baron’s pool twice a […]Read more
Cooking in Puglia – new short film from ItalyThere has been a sea change in how we consume information. And our new site will be reflecting that, starting with this tiny taste of what we do. And of course it will be in constant evolution as we film more courses. In the meantime, enjoy it, share it with friends that really love Italy and be […]Read more
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
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