Ci vuole una Birra in Barolo.

Ci vuole una birra. Sometimes, even in Barolo, you need a cold beer. We were road-weary and a little bedraggled from winery tours and many kilometers of Piemontese highway, dragging our bags across her cobble...

Discovering San Fereolo

The Journey to San Fereolo It's hard to know where to start.  Remembering this afternoon at San Fereolo is like trying to recall a hazily pleasant dream...   San Fereolo is a secret villa tucked next ...

Ladies who Lunch, at Litro.

I know sometimes it's easy to dismiss social media as too impersonal, too detached, too sanitized even, to add up to any meaningful human connection. In my experience, especially where the world of wine and foo...

Franciacorta Love.

I have a passion for Champagne, thanks especially to Samantha Dugan in Southern California, who keeps my fridge stocked with new small producers, but my heart truly belongs to Franciacorta.  Where else in Italy...