Day 90: European driving experience

When I left the United States in 2008, my Subaru Forester came with me. I think it was a week after my car arrived in Italy that I sideswiped my first guardrail. After that, all bets at keeping the first brand new car I had ever owned pristine were off. It's painfully obvious to many … Continue reading Day 90: European driving experience

A few thoughts on Wine

For all our US-based readers, the idea of wine with dinner, especially out at a restaurant, could well be considered a tremendous splurge.  The restaurant industry is notorious for marking up alcohol at a minimum 100% in most cases.  Your knock-off bottle of California Chianti (which can't by law exist by that name in Europe) … Continue reading A few thoughts on Wine