Once the Christmas holidays are over, so are the opportunities for delicacies. But in this climate of restriction, perhaps there remains an unfulfilled craving, a whim, a real sin of gluttony that can somehow make up for the lack of something else that is not allowed at the moment. While waiting for everything to become possible again, let's allow ourselves a small luxury and sink our taste buds into the most delicious treat on the table. Open the package, close your eyes, smell it and enjoy!
Then more than ever we need to feel at home and to give moments, experiences that at least the enjoyment of the sin of gluttony cannot be denied us.
Addicted to this routine, but full of post-lockdown spring energy, Luca Martinelli, journalist and wine lover, official promoter of Lucca Biodynamics, suddenly enters our wine shop as an inspiration. He points out that there is no producer from the Lucca Hills on our shelf.
In the days in Sardinia we realise that from North to South there is a perfect variety between climate, soil, sea influence and sun exposure, which can be found in few other places in the world.
More on heroic agriculture. This time the hero is the one who collaborates with the mystic volcano: the Mungibello, the Etna. Visiting the area of Etna and its wine cellars is always a desire driven by strong curiosity for wine lovers, but in these places you unconsciously go beyond the love for wine, it is inevitable the positively stun, you perceive..
For the first time, although we had already heard about it, we meet Mr. Kurtz. No, not the character of Heart of Darkness, but Marco Durante inspired by Conrad's novel to name his business.
Today, as a suggestion to season our evenings with a few but good friends in the garden, we will talk about Beer. Fresh, informal and frothy, it actually has a thousand shades and many interesting things to know. So at the next evening in company, while you pour your favorite beer and offer it to your friends, you can also tell some nice anecdotes or show off some information. Fasten your seatbelts as we head towards summer!
We keep to quench our thirst with new air, we keep to give life to our gardens. Garden lives today on the cider road: keep your bottles cool, uncork, pour and relax. The cider is ready for the revolution and the growing market is proof of this. Roaring, crisp and refreshing cider can become a real alternative to wine or beer. Low alcoholic drink, slightly sparkling, golden-amber in color, with a delicate but persistent aroma of apples.
Our mentality will be different above all: we understood that sharing environments were not only places to receive a service and that's it. The school is not just a place where you learn to study; the restaurant is not just eating and drinking; the cinema is not only a place to watch movies; the theater is not only a place to watch shows, etc.. Now we know that those places are much more: they were and will be spaces where emotions and experiences are lived and shared.
Rosé wines in Summer: a pleasure when a fresh bottle from the fridge arrives at your table, in a glassette overflowing with ice, to dissipate the summer heat, on the beach perhaps at sunset, in a chiringuito with your feet in the sand, combined with a stew of shellfish or a fish soup and why not, with a gourmet pizza with a trio of cherry tomatoes. Mhhhh ... at the moment only memories of a summer that was in this fatal 2020, but we idealistic dreamers, we will continue to believe in it and hope that all of this will soon be able to re-present itself as one of the pleasures of life.
In anticipation of the coming summer season, even if this year is not exactly time to celebrate, without moving from home, let's imagine visiting the Franciacorta area. We need to highlight Italian products: we realize that Italians defend ourselves very well in matters of classical method for which Franciacorta is the home town.
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