Tag Archive for Italy

Hello ‘Cello

 

When life gives you lemons … it’s time to stock up on vodka and tonic.

Unless you are the Pallini family of Italy, in which case it’s time to make premium Pallini Limoncello.

Here’s a video I made during my recent visit as a guest of the Pallinis in Italy.

Julius Caesar, late bloomer

When in Rome, it’s fun to tune into ancient history. After all, there are picturesque ruins at every turn, not to mention the layers of unexcavated history that lie beneath the most pedestrian buildings. For my last morning in Rome, I took a walk past the remains of the gladiators’ locker rooms. I confess I’m…

Amazing Amalfi

I’m typing this on a leather-inlaid writing desk while listening to the Tyrrhenean sea slap against the craggy rocks beneath my open window. It’s one of those pinch-me moments. I feel as if I really should be pecking out the final chapters of my Great American Novel on a Royal typewriter, but since all I’ve…

Seeing the Colosseum

For those of you who have vivid images of Emperor Nero laughing maniacally as lions snacked on Christians in the Colosseum, I have bad news. Nero, it turns out, died before the Colosseum was built in the First Century. In fact, in his day the site of the famous amphitheater was a lake. This was…

WOTW: Alois Lageder 2008 BETA DELTA Lagrein – Merlot

Today’s Wine of the Week has a long name _ Alois Lageder 2008 BETA DELTA Lagrein – Merlot _ but a short description: Very tasty. This wine is a blend of lagrein, a red wine grape that grows mostly in the South Tyrol, and merlot. It retails for about $22-$28; I got mine as a…