Poggio Al Vento Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

Italy surprises me. Again.

First, it was Ferragosto, the time of year in Italy when any sane person, Italian or otherwise, avoids the cities and escapes to their vacation home for a month or more. Restaurants are "chiuso per ferie," closed for holiday, as are small businesses. The sidewalks are rolled up. The streets, deserted. 

Carpe Barolo!

I could go on and on about how spectacular the Taste Workshops are at Slow Foods' Salone del Gusto food show. But perhaps sharing just a few of the inspired offering from the 2012 Program will whet your palate.

Join me! Turin + Salone del Gusto, October 2014

You can see the itinerary for my first-ever trip to Salone del Gusto. Next one is scheduled for September, 2018. It's finally here! The itinerary for Morso Soggiorno's much anticipated trip to Salone del Gusto 2014, the incredible city of Turin, and Le Langhe in Piedmont

A Wine Shaped by the Wind.

I am at a vertical tasting of Poggio Al Vento Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino. Poggio Al Vento translates as “the windy hillock” because the vineyard benefits from dry Mediterranean breezes even in the hot Summer months. The fabled offspring of this perfect microclimate? One of the most mythical of all Brunellos.