A Taste of Valtellina: 2014 Ar.Pe.Pe. Rosso Superiore Paired With Wild Mushroom Ragout over Creamy Polenta #ItalianFWT

When you travel, do you tend to visit and place once, and then want to try a new place?  Or are you more comfortable returning to a beloved destination again and again?  Of course, it likely depends on your experience with a place. Well after making a virtual visit to Valtellina last year, I’m delighted…

Two Tastes of Sicily’s Autochthonous Grape – Nerello Mascalese! #ItalianFWT

This month, the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel Group (#ItalianFWT)  is  making a virtual return visit to Italy’s southernmost wine region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea – Sicily! I decided to focus on  Nerello Mascalese (pronounced “nair-rello mask-ah-lay-zay” ), an autochthonous (a.k.a. indigenous; but I love the way it looks and sounds) grape variety most…

Sicily – So Nice We’re Doing it Twice! #ItalianFWT

Join the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel Group (#ItalianFWT)  on March 4th as we virtually return to Italy’s southernmost wine region, and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea – Sicily!  We’ll be posting and chatting about our discoveries on Saturday March 4th, 2017. Italian Food Wine and Travel is a bloggers group that focuses monthly on…