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.