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Cooking School in Italy: Preserving the Preservation of Puglia
3 Apr

Preserving (in) Puglia

I’ve never darned or mended anything in my life, with the exception of the odd button. I don’t see the value in changing my own motor oil. Anything beyond a spent light bulb at our Cooking School in Italy awaits Mauro our electrician. Even climbing...

2 Mar

Cooking in Italy: where Puglia ends

Cooking in Italy: where Puglia ends When we say here that we love Puglia, it isn't bragging, if only because no one here considers where we live as Puglia. Puglia is a place you visit if you live here in the Salento. Both are great, but...

28 Dec

the year ahead

What's new here in Puglia? For one, we're starting our own YouTube-based show called Silvestro's Olive Tree (We originally wanted to call it 'Silvestro's Iceberg', the concept that the visible part of the iceberg is the smallest).  The social media response dictated that we switch it...

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...

13 Dec

advanced course for returning students

There are the courses that we teach and those that we wish we could teach all the time, and this is certainly the latter. We're even more excited about the advanced course than the returning students. How to make wine. You'll hand-pick and then press the grapes,...

Terronio Wine Course
22 Nov

12 Italian Wine Secrets

I'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...