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My Prowein 2022

My Prowein 2022

Prowein in Düsseldorf is a hot spot full of "wine" inspiration. It is one of the most important wine and spirits fair in Central Europe. Prowein always takes place on 3 days from Sunday till Tuesday. After two years of cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID...

Sylvia Italy’s peposo recipe

Sylvia Italy’s peposo recipe

Peposo is a traditional Tuscan pepper beef stew. It is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I know, I have many favourite dishes, but my peposo recipe brings you right away to Florence! Peposo is rich in flavour. It really has a delicious spicy kick from the black...

Charity dinner for “io sempre donna”

Charity dinner for “io sempre donna”

Cantina Gattavecchi organizes a yearly fundraising dinner for the Breast Cancer Foundation "Io Sempre Donna". Io Sempre Donna is in Chianciano Terme, a small village nearby Montepulciano. Usually this annual charity dinner offers food from all over the world. But this...

Glera | prosecco grape harvest

Glera | prosecco grape harvest

The heroic grape harvest season of the Glera falls between the end of September and early October in Refrontolo. Refrontolo is a small town in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene and the Colli di Conegliano region. Glera is the principal white grape variety of...

Market in Montepulciano

Market in Montepulciano

Weekly market every Thursday in Montepulciano A visit to the local farmers market in Montepulciano is a very characteristic experience for any traveller. It is the best way to explore the authentic Italy. At the farmers market you find an amazing array of local...

Biking in Montepulciano

Biking in Montepulciano

Biking in Montepulciano - Tuscany The region Tuscany is a land of cyclists, it offers a variety of itineraries. Biking is one of the best ways to explore more of this wonderful wine region! Montepulciano is a scenic hilltop town. It stands on a limestone hill. This...

I pici alle vongole recipe

I pici alle vongole recipe

Pici is a local pasta specialty from the province of Siena. It is a thick hand rolled pasta made from flour and water. Pici Toscani are similar to fat spaghetti. The local people from Montepulciano "i poliziani" eat pici quite often. Since I moved here, I only eat...