The Art of Drinking: Il Carapace

Written on 12 giugno 2013 by Rebecca
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There seem to be few things as polarizing as contemporary art, especially contemporary art in inserted into unlikely places. Case in point: the new Tenuta Castelbuono winery building near Bevagna. This massive work, called “Il Carapace”, by contemporary Italian artist Arnaldo Pomodoro, was completed after six years of work in 2012 and straddles the fence between sculpture and ...

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The International Wine Tourism Conference Blog Trip on the Silver Screen

Written on 10 febbraio 2012 by Rebecca
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They were the best of times, they were...uh...the best of times. Let's just say good times were had in three + days the International Wine Tourism Conference FAM trip schedule of visiting wineries and restaurants, vineyards and hill towns, enotecas and museums. Eating and talking and laughing and drinking. And drinking some more. See for yourself in these two short video recaps of the Umbria on ...

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Orvieto: It Doesn’t Get More Terroir Than This

Written on 3 febbraio 2012 by Rebecca
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Terroir, terroir. Perhaps the most overused word in conversing and writing about wine, bandied about with an abandon which has led to it having lost almost any real meaning. A word which I was determined to avoid--along with red wine stains on my shirt--during this past month of blogging about Umbria and her wines; alas, I was ultimately unsuccessful at both these endeavors. Just as a splotch ...

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Drinking in the Memories: La Memoria nei Cassetti Photography Exhibit

Written on 25 gennaio 2012 by Rebecca
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I have my share of character flaws, I’ll admit. But one thing I’ve always been quite proud of (pride, for example, is one of my character flaws) is my relative lack of materialism. I’ve never been an acquirer, collector, or hoarder. I loathe shopping and have moved around enough in my life to have pared down my personal possessions to what could be crammed into a reasonable suitcase. ...

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Todi: In the Land of Grechetto

Written on 23 gennaio 2012 by Alessandra M.
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We are fortunate to have a real live sommalier (also a guide, blogger, and friend) amongst our guest bloggers: Alessandra Mallozzi from Discovering Umbria. You may remember the lovely walk she proposed to us a few months ago, and she's back today to talk up one of her favorite Umbrian wines. “Life is too short to drink bad wines” declared Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe a couple of ...

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