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Basilicata's Aglianico del Vulture

Yet another brilliant “home Body” Grape from Italy

In many ways, I can’t help but see comparisons between music and wine. I’m not referring to the usual “symphony of flavors” B.S., but more in how people respond to both. 534 more words


busy, busy ,busy..........

It seems to me that planning to do something scary- such as plein air painting is a very good motivator to do lots of avoiding stuff. 117 more words


Progress and procrastination

Summer has  finally arrived. It is so lovely to be warm again without wearing layers of clothes and a hat. You would think that I lived in the artic- but that is just my studio! 285 more words

June 16, 2014 Enroute to Italy

My partner has been invited to speak at conferences or teach at universities in Italy for the past several years. We have rarely planned a trip for personal purposes. 163 more words


As my last day at school approached I decided I was in need of one last big trip in Italy before I headed home and after much discussion with Alex, who I’d be going with, we decided the unbelievably cheap flight down to Bari pretty much made our mind up for us. 97 more words


Il silenzio della montagna

LA VERGINE, i briganti e il monastero non sono una leggenda, ma una storia vera. La ruota del tempo ha tracciato il suo percorso ai piedi del Pollino fino al 1809, data in cui il monastero di Colloreto fu chiuso dai francesi. 687 more words

Norman Douglas