Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vin Santo in Chianti

To arrive at Villa Spoiano any other way would have been anticlimactic.  In the dark, clunking my luggage over wet, muddy rocks down the road to what I hope is the Villa. After stopping to adjust the laptop bag falling … Continue reading

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Siena, Italy

A treat for me to visit Siena again, after living there for only a month. How is it possible that I could have forgotten some of its beauty? Once again my head was tilted skyward admiring the architecture, as if … Continue reading

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Verona, Italy

The Veneto region of northeast Italy is best known for Valpolicella DOC, which produces that beloved wine…..Amarone della Valpolicella. Much has been written on Amarone, so we sought out something new in the Veneto.  At Le Vigne di San Pietro, we found Cabernet made … Continue reading

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Pignoletto!

While Halloween has nothing to do with wine, it’s the day I first tried Pignoletto. Halloween will now conjure up memories of my day in Rimini, and this dry white wine. The town was more charming than I expected, with tree … Continue reading

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