Sicily is one of the most exciting wine regions in Europe. Blessed with abundant sunlight, various terrains, excellent elevation and diverse soil types, it produces broad mosaic of wines which are a true reflection of Sicily’s rich heritage.
When you enter Lustau winery, a 19th century warehouse in the heart of Jerez, you end up in a cathedral-like space with vaulted ceilings and rough ochre sandy clay soil. The sunlight beats down through the high open windows to the long rows of barrels. The air is perfumed with beautiful sweet aromas of summer flowers, wood and soaked apples. You feel like time has stopped here. It’s quiet and tranquil. Inside thousands of barrels, sherry sleeps under the blanket of flor.
New York can be overwhelming. Especially, when it’s 85F outside, it’s the last place you want to spend your weekend at. The great news is that most of the beach destinations around New York are within commuter proximity by the train, car or ferry. Here are some ideas for great weekend getaways to make the most of your summer.
Fleurie – this is what comes to mind when spring is here, and everything is blooming, growing, and flourishing. And even though name of this beautiful cru Beaujolais has nothing to do with nature, delicate bouquet, floral flavors, and silky texture of its wine make it number one choice for spring and early summer drinking.
Bulgaria is one of the oldest wine regions, with 3000 years of history. It may have experienced some difficulties through the years of transitional economy (the 90s), which negatively affected the image of the local wine industry, but with sufficient investments, technological innovations and marketing efforts the situation has been completely changed. Today Bulgaria produces world quality wines with exceptional value at very welcoming price points. Read on to learn more about Bulgarian wines…
When I heard about Don Angie – a New Italian, husband & wife pasta joint in West Village, I had no doubt it was exactly what I was looking for. Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito give traditional Italian cuisine a little twist, not only in terms of style and representation but also flavor and ingredients of their playful dishes, combining Italian heritage with modern innovation.