An enoteca is a wine shop, where one samples wine that is served with the intention that you’ll purchase a few bottles. Often light snacks are served with the wine. This enoteca pictured is at Planeta’s Ulmo winery in Sambuca di Sicilia. Cin Cin!
Farm on Etna
Farm on the north side of Mount Etna.
Like A Conductor of An Outstanding Orchestra
I love creating extraordinary experiences for our clients. Like this one, presenting a dreamy setting for our group’s dinner this evening. Well, I can only take a tiny piece of credit for it, really! Like a conductor who is supported by an outstanding orchestra, there are so many players that make something like this happen–Sicilian…
Sip and Savor
Slowly savor Sicilian wines during your first evening in Sicily with a wine tasting and dinner pairing … Experience it on September 23 … Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com for the full, 8-day, small-group, multi-sensory tour itinerary.
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,…
Our May Tour, Day 9: A Multi-sensory Experience
We’ll walk into the vines with the owner of Feudo Montoni vineyard on Day 9 of our Experience Sicily May 19-31 tour with Chef Melissa Muller. Fabio will explain to us his wine-making process, take us through the estate’s cantinas, and pair his different wine varietals with the food that we’ll be making with Chef…
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…