Nerello Mascalese of Mt. Etna

β€œ[Nerello Mascalese] is to Marcello Mastroianni as John Wayne is to Cabernet.” Alberto Graci, Graci Winery, Passopisciaro, Sicily The beating of the windshield wipers fought to keep up with the pummeling rain, and I could…

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Salento: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

  Years ago, I lived in the seaside village of Otranto, Italy, and studied Italian at Porta d’Oriente, a school that advertised a half-day sea/half-day school approach to learning. Since then, I have dreamt of this…

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