A quick trip with Pat Hanna to Deruta

(November 2, 2015)  On our travels to find different wineries and wines, and get out into Umbria, Pat and I decided to make a short stop in nearby Deruta, one of the most famous names in the world for high-quality majolica ceramics. The town is filled with small shops, many featuring an artist painting . . . → Read More: A quick trip with Pat Hanna to Deruta

New 2015 harvest olive oil directly from the Spello frantoio

(November 1, 2015) One of the reasons that I plan to stay in Spello until after the first week in November is that I don’t want to miss the opportunity to go home with the new season’s olive oil. With a disaster year in 2014 due to the invasion of worms into the olives . . . → Read More: New 2015 harvest olive oil directly from the Spello frantoio