My wife has a great many talents. With this short post, I will celebrate two of them: FLOWERS Most of you are probably familiar with Christmas Cactus, a common houseplant. Well, ours are actually Thanksgiving Cacti, and they are in … Continue reading
Music has always been an important part of my life. This year we discovered and fell in love with a New Orleans-style band, Tuba Skinny. As soon as we learned that they would be performing at the Shalin Liu Center … Continue reading
One of the best aspects of a food. wine and travel blog is the fact that all of the threads are interconnected. Today’s example began with a yearning for Provence. Last night I was in the wine cellar, browsing the … Continue reading
My relationship with all things Spanish is decidedly mixed. On the one hand, we have the benefits today of the great food and wine for which Spain is appropriately famous. Many of those glories have been the subject of posts … Continue reading
Last summer my grandson and I traveled to Colorado to visit friends and to be with my brother, Johnny. One of the highlights of that trip was finding an elegant and delicious 2015 Pinot Noir from Stone Cottage in Paonia. … Continue reading
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After staying in Lecce for 5 nights and touring on the Adriatic coast, we switched to Gallipoli on the other side of the “boot”. Here are some photos from that area. In Gallipoli we wanted plenty of vegetables to counterbalance … Continue reading
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In April we took another trip. This time is was Barbara and me, in Puglia. It was her first time there, and I was eager to show her many of the things I enjoyed in my previous two trips. This … Continue reading
We flew from Barcelona to Porto, Portugal, as a base from which to explore the wines of the Douro Valley. The physical beauty of the Valley, the proliferation of grapevines everywhere, and the quality of the wines were astonishing. I … Continue reading
Aaron and I took off for Spain and Portugal in early March. We had a few days in Barcelona, followed by three days in Priorat and Montsant, visiting wineries and the towns of Tarragona and Falset. I won’t give you … Continue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of giving the 20th consecutive Wine 101 session, a basic introduction to wine for the senior class of my undergraduate school on Long Island, NY. It was an intimate affair; there are only 23 … Continue reading