Great write up from our friend Michael Horne on the circuitous route most wine from Italy (and everywhere else) takes to get to your wine shop’s shelves. I really like the way CA has afforded wine importers to go direct to market. Colorado is not likely to follow suit, as the wine distributors have the ear of the legislature.
One of our favorite meals in the world is the grilled branzino, filleted table side by our good friend Massimo, and served in the incomparable Trattoria da Romano’s outside seating. A little drizzle of olive oil, a squirt of fresh lemon, and the only restaurant in Venice allowed to cook over an open flame shows you why it’s worth traveling around the world for.
Take heed. You know who you are.
Abandoned for many years now, I wonder if maybe il Sindaco Brugnaro will let me buy it and fix it up. Sassi Italy Tours World HQ in the lagoon? Why not!
This looks pretty perfect, eh?
Always, click for the real full size image to appreciate.
Burano’s slightly less traveled sister island is Mazzorbo. It’s a lovely, quiet little sleeper you pass by on the vaporetto on the way to see the painted gems of Burano. We can think of no better place to buy a quiet little estate when you win the lottery.