October 20 Let’s Dream Of Traveling To Sicily

Talking about Sicily brings me a lot of joy (Almost as much as actually being there, as this photo taken in May 2019 in Erice, Sicily illustrates.). Join me on Tues., Oct. 20 at 7:30PM (Eastern) for Let’s Dream of Traveling to Sicily. Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-dream-of-traveling-to-sicily-registration-124363780415  During this complimentary presentation I’ll discuss the highlights…

The Vendemmia In Sicily

Currently throughout Sicily grape growers are measuring the sugar, acid, and tannin levels of their grapes in preparation for the annual vendemmia, or grape harvest. Up to now, wine-making has been about caring for the vines, pruning the growth, and ensuring that the fruit has received enough air, sunlight, and water for an abundant and…

Sicily’s Watchtowers

Keep a lookout for these watchtowers that exist all along Sicily’s coastline. From at least the early 14th century through World War II, these watchtowers of all shapes and sizes (and now, conditions) earned their keep. The system was designed so that from one to the next the keepers could communicate with their compatriots what…