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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...

10 Oct

From Italy: a short film about wine

It 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...

21 Jan

Salice Salentino

So, slowly, I started asking students what they saw as we passed the countless vineyards of Puglia, following my own beliefs that you can’t understand Italian wine until you understand the label and you can’t understand the label until you understand what actually happens in...

9 Jan

Trapani: Distilling A Sea

SSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Like a serious of long, sensual whispers, the brown and tan cattails that line the road outside of Trapani go on for hours, their sighing sounds seem to almost sizzle in the late afternoon as I near the old city, the shimmering salt pools perhaps...