Red gold from the Douro valley

From our good friend at saltoportugal.com I received some information I want to share with you. “God gave Douro precious wines so that people would come and find all the other treasures, says Abílio Tavares da Silva. He is a successful software engineer who fell under the spell of the Douro valley. After going back…

October 12, Columbus day, a perfect afternoon in Rome for the inauguration of “Rinascente” the megastore in the center of the city in Via del Tritone the first mall-museum in the world.

I never expected such a large crowd:  ladies “le signore bene” from all over Rome in a perfectly ordered row along the Triton Street Sidewalk,  young people eager to hear  the live music entertainment marathon with pop stars, bands and DJ along with a multitude of curious people and  groups of tourist.  When the doors opened,…

The top 50 wines of Italy

Andrea Grignaffini and Luca Gardini universally recognized as the best sommeliers of the world have prepared a list of the 50 best Italian wines to give visibility to the excellence of these wines in Italy and abroad and to provide suggestions to caterers struggling with their wine lists. The first place go the Veneto region…

My culinary trip to La Rioja, España.

Last year I went to visit a very good friend of mine in La Rioja. His name is Juan and he’s from Logroño. We have lot’s of things in common Juan and I, but none of these compares to our common love for good food and good wine! He and his family showed me a…