An American in Italy

Hello Dear Readers, Well, I finally did it. A bucket list item that was on my list since I learned to read many years...

img_9659 The San Miniato Truffle festival is taking place now! You can visit on Saturday or Sunday, November 26-27 or December 3-4th.

IMG_3682 This is absolutely my favorite wine festival in September!

IMG_7609. Sorry but this event has already passed, but put it on your calendar for next year.

IMG_6782 The winery of Capezzana has produced wine in Carmignano, just outside of Prato for over 3000 years.

IMG_5862 I visited Castle Vincigliata in conjunction with a wonderful combination course day of writing, wine tasting and visiting a castle!

IMG_1945 Wine is very important in Italy and specifically in Tuscany where the new production is blessed at the Duomo.

IMG_1745 This year I revisited Panzano for their wine festival during the weekend of September 19-21.

IMG_3360 The Piedmont or Piemonte region of Italy is the second largest in the country after Sicily.

IMG_2820 After the wedding, my sister-in-law and I decided to take a trip to wine country!

IMG_2589 Everyone knows that when you are in California and many places in the USA, one of the greatest things is the availability of ethnic...

IMG_2234 Prato hosted the XVI Edition of Di Vini Profumi in the Giardino Buonamici.

If you come to Florence, be sure to look for the...

IMG_4366 On Valentine’s Day, we attended the Chianti Lovers Anteprima 2015.

50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go, is a new book by Susan Van Allen!

IMG_3169 The Life of Wine event was one of many held as a part of the Biennale Enogastronomica Fiorentina from November 10-30.

IMG_0121 The Cantucci Palazzo is located on Piazza Grande in Montepulciano at the very top of the hill.

IMG_0091 Montepulciano is one of my favorite cities in Tuscany.

IMG_0053 The Hotel Baglione opened its terrace to an event sponsored by God Save the Wine this month!

IMG_0089 The Grand Hotel Minerva, located in Piazza Santa Maria Novella is a great place to have a drink on a hot summer night.

IMG_2093 VinOutlet, located at Borgo Ognissanti, 70r, is owned and operated by my friend and neighbor, Carmella Batacchi and her store manager Amerigo Coli.

IMG_1345 This was the second edition, but my first time to attend the Solovino wine event at Le Murate.

IMG_1109Maybe you have heard of Antinori Chianti.

It was another questionable weather day when we headed out for Sonoma, but we stayed the course, and the sun eventually made an appearance. Our first destination was Eldorado Kitchen located...