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Hiking in Paradise: The Dolomites and Ortisei


Stunning Dolomite mountains in the Alpe dei Siusi - credit I've known Laurel and Ric Barton for over 17 years and marveled at their ex-pat adventures in Italy. Using Rome as a… READ MORE


How to Find and Buy Wine Online (and Save Some Money)


Buying wine online used to be scary. "What if the wine never shows up?" "What happens to my credit card number once I’ve made the purchase?" There’s no need to worry, these… READ MORE


Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now


credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic… READ MORE

Official Maps of Barolo, Barbaresco, Diano d’Alba regions

In Forum "Wine Resources" (10 replies)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 4 months, 1 week ago

The Italian consortium responsible for managing the many DOC and DOCG zones in Piemonte have been painstakingly defining and creating official topographical maps of the Barolo, Barbaresco and Dia… READ MORE


Velvet Smooth Brunellos

In Forum "Sommelier Chat" (2 replies)
By Scott042, Posted about 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I’m traveling to San Gimignano in May 2018. I’m planning at least two day trip to Montalcino to enjoy and learn more about the Brunello. Where are the smoothest, velvety Brunello grown in… READ MORE


Milano: Love at first sight

In Forum "Itineraries for Culture Buffs" (2 replies)
By DebD, Posted about 9 months ago

It was love at first sight when I first stepped foot in Milan, Italy, years ago, and the love affair continues til this day. And because of my wonderful experiences, I would like to share a few insig… READ MORE