Wine Can Transport You

I brought this Etna Rosso back from Sicily in July, after staying at the vineyard where it was produced. In addition, Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta has been staying at the property’s agriturismo in Linguaglossa on Etna the past two nights with friends. So, it was wondrous that I was able to bring Scilio Wines’ Orphéus…

Sicily’s Wines: Taste for Yourself

In recent years, Sicily has attracted the interest of serious wine connoisseurs. And with good reason: its terroir offers rich, volcanic soil, many grape varieties, numerous microclimates, and multiple generations of vines. Combine that with a new generation of vintners, and that equates to fantastic wines. You may be familiar with Nero d’Avola, Marsala, Grillo,…

What Swine is It?

Sicily’s cuisine is extremely varied from one province of the island to the next. The sausage pictured is typical of the Nebrodi Mountains, the forested, rugged range just north of Mount Etna. When paired with Etna Rosso, the micro-region’s red wine, this local specialty that is made with meat from the Sicilian Black Swine, a…

Vineyard Hopping

Vineyards around Mount Etna produce remarkable wines. Each vineyard has its own personality and approach to wine making. Many combine grapes from different parts of the island with those grown on the slopes of the volcano. The result is a bouquet of aromas and flavors that range from lemony citrus and earthy olive to nutty…