A Taste of Lugana; 2013 Tenuta Roveglia “Vigne di Catullo” Lugana Riserva #ItalianFWT

When I saw this month’s theme for the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel Group (#ItalianFWT)  was Alpine Wine, I had flashbacks to the multitude of experiences my wife I had when we traveled to Italy last fall.  We were there for three glorious weeks.  After flying into  Milano in Lombardy region, we wound our way through a…

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…

A Ligurian Red Blend: 2015 Azienda Agricola Terre di Levante Rosso Liguria #ItalianFWT

My wife and I spent just over three weeks in Italy last October.  So I was thrilled when I saw the theme for this month’s Italian Food, Wine and Travel (#ItalianFWT) group of bloggers features Coastal Wine, Food and Travel!  “Perfect” I thought because among the multitude of highlights of our trip was time we spent…

Caspri Luna Blu and Grilled Moroccan Chicken #ItalianFWT

Our Italian Food Wine and Travel (#ItalianFWT)  has explored each of Italy’s twenty regions.  Now, we taking deeper dive into Italy.  This month we explore Italian “orange” (skin-fermented white) wines.  I’m pairing the super natural and edgy 2012 Caspri Luna Blu IGT orange wine with Grilled Moroccan Chicken! What is Orange Wine? Essentially, orange wines…

Franciacorta; The World Class Italian Sparkling Wine of Lombardy #ItalianFWT

One of the things I love most about food and wine is their ability to transport one to a different place.  I think a place’s people, culture, and customs are reflected in its food and wine.  In that sense, one can virtually travel the world through food and wine.  And that is exactly what we are…