Day 21: Uzbek Wine

Uzbekistan is hardly world renowned for its contribution to the global viticulture industry, but grapes have been cultivated in Central Asia for more than 2,000 years.  Zoroastrians were famous for their wine making skills, and this tradition survived the muslim conquest into the later middle ages, under Russian Imperial influence, during Soviet times, and through … Continue reading Day 21: Uzbek Wine

Château Élan Winery

In the midst of readjustment to life in the United States, experiencing a sort of reverse culture shock, it was refreshing last week to have been given the opportunity to visit Château Élan Winery in of all places, North Georgia. In a deep south state more famous for southern delicacies like grits and beverages such … Continue reading Château Élan Winery

Day 54: Le Pignole, Colli Berici Horseback Riding

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than communing with nature on the back of a horse, followed by wine tasting and homemade pizza? Well that is exactly what we did today at Le Pignole, Brendola. Situated on the west facing slopes of the Berici hills, Le Pignole is ideally positioned to absorb the … Continue reading Day 54: Le Pignole, Colli Berici Horseback Riding