Benvenuti! Welcome!

I’m Antonia, writer and experienced wine professional and sommelier living in Italy.

Somewhere between moving to another country, building a wine career, and carving out my path, my love of writing got put on a shelf somewhere, dusty and forgotten. 

Now, as I grow more fully into myself, my intention is to embrace and nurture the writing that I’ve put aside for all these years. This space is where I aim to rediscover, give form to and bring to light my creative self.

Here I’ll write about those things that I have become passionate about these last years, mostly Italian wine and Italy, interwoven with personal experience. But I’ll also give space to more personal essays, those reflections and musings that are integral to growth and moving forward on the path.

Time is precious. What we choose to give our energy and attention to is important. So whether you’ve just taken a quick look around or read through some pieces, thank you for stopping by and giving your time, energy and attention to my words.

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Regenerative Viticulture in Campania: Alepa Winery

*This article was shortlisted in the Jancis Robinson 2022 wine writing competition and appears on her site here. It was also selected as a reader favorite. In the summer of 2021, sometime right after the languorous August days that drive respite-seeking Italians to the seaside and just shy of the beginning of harvest season, I embarked on a wine road trip through Campania. My aim was to find female producers who work with integrity, vision, and…

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Tintore di Tramonti: Ultra-Centennial Vines Suspended Between Mountain and Sea

*This article was shortlisted in the Jancis Robinson 2021 wine writing competition and appears on her site here. The Amalfi Coast glistens as the Mediterranean mecca for those wanting to indulge their fantasies of la dolce vita. And rightly so. The enchanting beauty of this 50-kilometer stretch of jagged coastline in the Campania region of Italy is unmatched and begs to be experienced at least once in life.  But there is more to the Amalfi…

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There is a Place

In Florence there is a place I go to seek respite from the frenetic city, the chaos of everyday life and, above all, my noisy mind. It has become an oasis of sorts. It is a place that, simply stated, makes me feel good, whole, where for a few moments I can put all things aside and be open to something greater. And no matter where we live we each have this place – a…

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