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Terramia Ristorante Hosting Multi-Course Tuscan Wine Dinner

Terramia Ristorante

Located on Salem Street in Boston’s North End, Terramia Ristorante will be hosting a Tuscan wine dinner on Monday, June 29, 2015. The dinner will be celebrating the Frescobaldi family’s 700 years in the winemaking business. The Frescobaldi family is dedicated to serving only the finest quality Tuscan wines to their customers. The family’s history dates back to the 1300’s, where they served dedicated clients, including Renaissance artists and Papal Courts. They were the first family in Tuscany to offer Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Chardonnay. In modern day, they are constantly finding new ways to change the wine ...

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Getting over Julia Child: Pici con ragù di salsiccia

pici-sugo

On a plane ride to Rome a few years back, I took Julia Child’s “My Life in France” with me to read. It was one of those books that was so good that it made the trip go by much faster, and for this I was grateful. I was however shocked when I arrived at Julia’s assessment of Italian food, contained in a few sentences a little over halfway through the book. Julia, the queen of French cuisine, had traveled to Italy, where she deemed the sauces “boring” and the food too “simple,” declaring that “the food didn’t strike me ...

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A Family Farm in Tuscany – Fattoria Poggio Alloro’s Sarah Fiorini

Paul Turina and Sarah Fiorini

At a recent wine tasting, I had the privilege to meet Sarah Fiorini from Fattoria Poggio Alloro, who was visiting the United States. Accompanied by Paul Turina of Due Fratelli Imports, we met at one of my favorite wine shops, Lucia’s Bodega in Windham, NH. Paul brought along his family’s wines from the Lake Garda region of Lombardy: A wide range of the area’s indigenous varieties, including a marzemino, which was one of Mozart’s favorite wines. Sarah is the author of the cookbook “A Family Farm in Tuscany,” which not only shares the wonderful traditional recipes that she enjoys cooking, ...

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Vino Travels’ Jennifer Martin Joins Bostoniano

Jennifer Martin

Ciao Bostoniano readers! I’m Jennifer Martin, your new columnist featuring monthly articles on the local wine scene. What better way to introduce myself than to introduce the company that I work for, PSP Imports. First, to brief you on my background, years ago, during the tragic 9/11 attack, I had studied abroad in Italy while I attended Bentley University. At that point in time I had never been overseas and even though I am of Italian heritage and appreciated the culture, I didn’t speak the language or have a love for Italian wine. Here I am thirteen years later where ...

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Under the Tuscan Sun with Frances Mayes

Frances-Mayes

Frances Mayes is best known for her memoirs about life as an expatriate in Tuscany, including, of course, Under the Tuscan Sun, the wildly popular book that tells her story of buying and renovating an abandoned villa in the town of Cortona. After publishing six more books about Italy, among other work, Mayes is back with Under Magnolia, a new autobiography about her childhood in the American South. We caught up with her to talk about her love for Tuscany, her newest book and why she’s recently ventured into the world of wine. Of all the regions in Italy, why ...

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Experience San Gimignano Tuscany As It Was in 1300

(Photo courtesy www.sangimignano1300.com)

Visiting San Gimignano, the Tuscan town famous for its towers, can feel like a journey back in time. One of the town’s museums – San Gimignano 1300 – helps you have this time travel feeling with an historic, miniature version of what this UNESCO World Heritage Site was like in the year 1300.

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