Life In Tuscany

In Tuscany life is lived at a different pace. The daily preparation of food, the art and science of winemaking all require a strong dose of patience which is reflected in the ancient unchanged landscape. I share some anecdotes of my life in Tuscany in my  Read More

| March 13th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Antinori’s Osteria Badia a Passignano

Those able to tear themselves away from the historic and modern charms of Florence, leave the hustle and bustle of the “centro” and are rewarded with gently curving roads and achingly beautiful scenery, almost unchanged from the familiar Renaissance scenes painted by the likes of Leonardo and Botticelli. The road to Badia a Passignano, one of the premiere properties of the noble Antinori family of Florence, is well traveled. The historic abbey, wine cellar and now the restaurant have been frequented by both, the well heeled Florentine and the savvy world traveler for several generations. The setting is quintessentially Florentine;  Read More

| February 28th, 2013 | Leave a comment