A little over a year and 125 blog posts ago, I started Brunellos Have More Fun. Also around this time, I was settling into my cozy digs at Casa De Conciliis, working my very first harvest and beginning what would be the most marvelous adventure I’ve ever had. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. So, I’ve decided to get retrospective and share some of my very favorite photographs from that magical time (and the posts that they accompanied). I mean, can you get better photography inspiration/subject matter than Italia??
Sit back, grab a glass of vino and enjoy.
It’s Raining Pasta- Sunday morning with a family in the kitchen. Happiness.
Mezzogiorno - aka Lunch at The Winery.
Ode to Moscato di Terracina- in Lazio with Andrea Pandolfo in some of the most beautiful vineyards I’ve ever seen.
The Secret Vineyard- my secret vineyard.
True Wines and The Ultimate Cellar- A day with Giampiero Bea at Paolo Bea in Montefalco.
The Lion Count & The Forgotten Varietals of Emilia-Romagna- Leone Conte, a wild Vespa ride & two people in love.
An Attic Full of Acid Never Tasted So Good- a peek into the Medici acetaia.
Liguria: A Love Letter in Photos- a stroll down the sea cliffs of the Cinque Terre.
A Lot of Olives Equals Not A Lot of Oil- working the olive harvest in Tuscany with some donkeys and WWII parachutes.
Looking back over all these words and photos and memories, my heart aches (more than) a little. The people I have been so lucky to know, the laughs and stories shared, the glasses clinked and bread broken, the utterly breathtaking landscapes I have been able to experience…
If I never get back to Italy ever again, these could fill me with happiness for a lifetime.