I have always been a fan of Sicilian wines.  From the sleek, elegant Nerello Mascalese of Etna’s steep slopes, to the powerful, heavy-handed Nero d’Avola of Siracusa- these wines have always captivated me.

I suppose it should come as no surprise that my first visit to Sicilia should be as utterly moving as it was.  I realized that arriving there for the first time, truly felt like coming home.

There is a warmth about Sicilia that pulls me in- like an embrace.   I found comfort in the scents of the island, and the exotic, wild, and untamed flavors of the food.  The people are curious, shyly guarded, but immensely passionate.  I felt a deep, physical bond with that place- one I can’t quite explain or describe, although it is something that still vibrates quietly inside me.  I can’t wait to return.

“I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest.

I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.” 
― Pablo Neruda

About The Author

I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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3 Responses

  1. Sally

    Have you read Mary Taylor Simetti’s “On Persephone’s Island”? (And how have we not talked about Neruda?)


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