Brunello di Montalcino – everything you should know before choosing a bottle

Orienting in the wide world of Brunello might be a little bit difficult if you do not know some key factors that are fundamental when talking about an appellation with more than 200 different producers and a various range of prices. Finally I have decided to come up with a very short but indicative selectionContinue reading “Brunello di Montalcino – everything you should know before choosing a bottle”

Regional virtual tour of Italy, through Food and Wine – Mamoiada

Chapter 1 – Sardinia Physical travel is becoming less of an option (again) so Carlotta (@LaPanzaPiena) and I thought we would take you on a trip of Italy – through food and wine obviously. Each week we’ll introduce you to a different region through one local dish paired with a regional wine, you’ll hopefully discoverContinue reading “Regional virtual tour of Italy, through Food and Wine – Mamoiada”

Restaurants in Tuscany – openings after new Covid rules

Piccola guida ai ristoranti aperti in Toscana dopo le nuove disposizioni anti-covid del decreto del 26 Ottobre 2020. After the latest communication by the Italian Government, restaurants and bars in Italy have now to close at 6pm. Many of them decided to change their schedules and open for lunch instead of dinner and organize forContinue reading “Restaurants in Tuscany – openings after new Covid rules”

South Africa – Mpumalanga and Johannesburg – last episode

The last endless moments So our trip is finally come to the end, unfortunately for us, we were very sad to leave South Africa after 14 days.From Chisomo safari park, we drove down to Mpumalanga region, very famous for its canyons, the second bigger canyon in the world. We saw an amazing nature and landscapeContinue reading “South Africa – Mpumalanga and Johannesburg – last episode”

South Africa – Safari Experience – Episode 4

Welcome to what was probably one of the most amazing experience of my entire life. Since when I was a kid I have always dreamed of a Safari in the bush and finally, last December I did it, at Kruger National park in South Africa. (Subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you want to seeContinue reading “South Africa – Safari Experience – Episode 4”

South Africa – On the road – Episode 3

In the first two episode we visited Cape Town and Stellenbosch, meeting some wine producers and having the best wine&food experiences. Now it’s time for the on the road part of our adventure. From day 5 to day 10 of our trip (14 days in total) we drove everyday a long distance to reach differentContinue reading “South Africa – On the road – Episode 3”

Brunello Masters – Poggio di Sotto and Giulio Gambelli

I have visited Poggio di Sotto and tasted their wines a few times now, after spending my last two years in Montalcino, but it is with a great emotion that I am writing about them here today. I am not going to tell you how long the maceration lasts, how many months the Brunello staysContinue reading “Brunello Masters – Poggio di Sotto and Giulio Gambelli”

Paper Plane discovering Il Borro – Winery and Relais

Living in Tuscany sometimes I almost feel like I know every corner, every cypress, I can name every single rolling hill, of our countryside, but suddenly this incredible region surprises me with a new foreshortening of beauty. And that was the case when I visited Il Borro, Winery and Relais, a true piece of heaven,Continue reading “Paper Plane discovering Il Borro – Winery and Relais”

Paper Plane sailing to – Elba and Giglio Island

My dear Paper Plane friends, today we are going to discover an amazing part of Tuscany, the Elba and Giglio Island. I have to say I have been to Elba now 3/4 times and in my opinion the best way to enjoy its beautiful coast is with a boat. Why am I saying that? FirstContinue reading “Paper Plane sailing to – Elba and Giglio Island”

South Africa – The Wine Lands – Episode 2

Hello Everyone, Welcome to the second episode of our trip to South Africa ! In this episode we left Cape Town and started driving towards the Wine Lands !First stop in Franschoek to visit Mullineux Winery and after in Swartland to have lunch with this two amazing and young winemakers in Terracura. We spent theContinue reading “South Africa – The Wine Lands – Episode 2”