April Events in Bologna, Italy…and Beyond

Can you feel it? Spring seems to finally be here (at least I hope)! With April now in full swing, sunny days, full piazzas, long passeggiate (walks) and lots of outdoor dining can be expected and enjoyed. Let’s hope the weather cooperates and those April showers remain at bay, since there are some interesting events […]

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March Events in Bologna…and Beyond

Even though I have been living in Italy for a few years already (can’t believe it…time is flying!) and have been to my fair share of wine tastings, food festivals, cultural events, farmers markets, and all that good stuff that Italy is known for, I still get excited to see what’s being organized every month […]

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Sangiovese & English

What hasn’t been written about the Sangiovese grape. A simple google search will show you that everyone who has something to say about wine has written at least once about the topic. I originally wasn’t going to write this blog post for this very reason; there is so much information out there what could I possibly […]

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30 days to 33 or Living Gratitude

Today is November 1 and thus marks the beginning of my birthday month. This year I will be turning 33 (on November 30) and will have just celebrated my 3 year anniversary of being in Italy. Three seems to be the number. This year has been quite strange by many aspects. While nothing major has […]

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Autumn in Italy…Truffles

Growing up in New England autumn for me became synonymous with carving pumpkins, apple picking, the warming sun and low hanging gray skies, and the crunch of golden yellow, deep ruby, and tawny orange foliage under my feet. The later is one of the few things I miss most about living in Connecticut. Now that […]

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Vinitaly: A Simple Guide to Navigating the Madness

The 48th edition of Vinitaly is just a couple of days away, and this marks the third year I will be attending. As many of you know, Vinitaly is the yearly event for the wine sector and this year it runs from April 6 -9. These last few weeks I have been strategizing on my […]

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Happy Birthday….With Love, Tuscany

My birthday this year was exceptionally simple, exceptionally memorable and exactly what I needed and wanted. My birthday is November 30 and I love that my birthday is in November. This has nothing to do with anything, I realize this. I also realize that it is now March and that I’m about to write about […]

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But what is it that I want?

Originally posted on fog up the windows:
Ever torn between my age in numbers and how I feel that I should slow down not measure my minutes for their industriousness. We’re younger than we’ve ever been before and for so much longer. That my mother, my father had to commit to life together houses together…

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Chianti Classico Simplified

After working just one month at a winery in Tuscany and meeting wine lovers from different areas of the world, the one thing I came to realize is how little people actually know about wine and one of the top wine producing regions of the world, Chianti. Sure everyone has heard of Chianti but there seems […]

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Let’s Drink!

In Bologna there is definitely no shortage of places to grab a cocktail or glass of vino.  Or two. However, after some time the usual spots can get a bit repetitive. Below are some of my favorite watering holes in Bologna, each offering something different but all easily reachable as they are located in the […]

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