#Terrediconfine [borderlands]: Orvieto and Todi

#terrediconfine Terre di Confine, borderlands could be an unusual word to define the towns of Orvieto and Todi. Orvieto and Todi are in Umbria. They are part of the same region, they share the same […]

Castel Ritaldi, fairy tales and fine wines

The hamlet of Castel Ritaldi Even if you’ve spent all your entire life in this region,  there’s always something new to discover in Umbria. Last month, thanks to the invitation by the local association Castel […]

Extra Virgin Resurrection

You’ve probably heard about all those rumors on the real quality of [some] extra virgin olive oils produced in our Country. Today a very nice “reply” has been posted on the social media, 15 slides […]

Sagrantino wine and a perfect food pairing

Montefalco –  piazza by night – Christmas 2013 In this blog it’s not unusual ending or beginning a new year with a post on…wine! First of all, 2014 in Umbria started with great news: the […]

2012 : “a rich winy taste”

When you study for almost two years, tasting and carefully examining hundreds of wines from Italy, France, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and South America, trying to remember all the DOCs and DOCGs areas in […]

The food that “made us”. Chapter 1 : olive oil

“The people of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.” This sentence by the Greek historian Thucydides is definitely one of my favourite quotations ever […]