November 11 is La Festa di San Martino, or Saint Martin’s Day. It marks the first tasting of the new wine, also known as “novello.” September marked the grape harvest, when the grapes are picked, cleaned, and macerated (Yes, it’s true, wine makers used to stomp on them with their feet…) to make juice that…
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Stairway to Heavenly Wine
Staircase leading up to the antique palmento at Terrazze dell’Etna vineyard on Etna.
The Stakes are High
Vines (These are special because they stand singularly apart from other vines.) photographed on the slope of Mount Etna in Randazzo. Cheers!
September Means Grape Harvest
It’s September, and that means that depending on where they are, the grapes will be ready to be harvested for wine-making. Over the next few weeks, purveyors at Sicily’s finest vineyards will be working around the clock to capture the sun, earth, air, rain, and all of the flavors that have fueled the growth of…