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11 Feb

New short film from Italy

The first of 24 short-subject films on the relationship between art, faith, architecture, art, climate, politics, language and the food and wine of Italy's Salentine peninsula. I've been wanting to do something like this for years. It turns out that I had to study filmmaking in order...

16 Dec

how to taste wine

Can you learn everything there is to know about blind tasting in 4 minutes? No, not even 4 years but I do hope to reveal what is behind the curtain a bit, to show that blind tasting is a learnable skill, versus the more common...

26 Nov

What to buy for Christmas this year

How 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...

28 Jul

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! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzVfvKHXc_s[/embed] To send us an email - even if just to say...

3 May

The Birth of Our Extra Virgin

After 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: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lT9Ws88Azc[/embed]   To learn...

22 Feb

3 new films about food and wine

We'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: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzYVk5qnZFA[/embed] About foraging for wild...