Endless Vineyards In Trapani Province, Sicily

Live from Sicily! I just keep falling further in love with Sicily… Trapani Province woos me with its endless vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields. Sweeping mountain views and turquoise sea, busiate pasta and textured couscous, overstuffed cannoli, magnificent beauty, and excellent hospitality. What a heartwarming way to close this trip! Alla prossima!

Through This Window…

Through this window is Sicily! Yes, there are mountains and vineyards and the turquoise sea. There is even an active volcano, Etna. But more importantly, there are heartwarming people to meet who have a rich culture to share with you. Their 3000 years of human history and their modern way of life will inspire you….

Drink Sicily 

Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta and her husband toured Abbazia Santa Anastasia cantina in the Madonie Mountains today. She said it was, “Bellissimo.” Sicily has a robust wine production industry. For your visit to the region, we can organize tastings and tours of vineyards throughout the island, so you can “drink Sicily” too! 

High Tech Vintage

Once wine grapes are harvested and pressed, the juice is brought here to begin the fermentation process. Today, wine making is very high tech. The wood barrels are still important, but they come later. First, however, stainless steel, temperature controlled, light controlled, and closely monitored containers create the liquid that becomes the wine we love….

Back to School

I learned so much about wine today from Etna Wine School’s Benjamin Spencer. Together we visited Vivera Winery on Etna, where the founder’s son Eugenio gave us a tour and explained their wine-making process. Eugenio was a wonderful host. Benjamin was a joy to meet… Wine is poetry! More about this fabulous day in the…