IMG_4048_1I do private tours specializing in local wineries to the Cortona and Montepulciano regions, social media, manage our vacation rental Casa bel Posto, as well as help out with our growing olive oil/balsamic business L’arte dell’Olivo, collect shoes and paddleboard every chance I get.  In my spare time I am an active part of the local wine industry attending all the tastings and events I can as well as well as trying to get to know the local winemakers and help support the Cortona D.O.C.

I’m just a wine lover, world wanderer and shoe aficionado who threw caution to the wind and moved to southern Tuscany with my husband and trusty dog in 2005.  We didn’t mean to stay, just live abroad for 6 months or so, but soon it was a year, then two, and hey, now we have a home, a healthy wine cellar, a growing business and agriturismo and another dog, I guess we’re here to stay!

I do save a “little” time for trying wines from different areas and regions, you could say I’m quite the wino but I like to think of it as doing something with all of my heart! I’m very passionate about learning about local regions and cultures wherever I am and enjoy discovering them through their local wine and food.

I wanted to start blogging about and reviewing local wine, events and wineries because there are so many undiscovered gems in this area.  Whether they are small farmers and their families, boutique ventures or larger wineries making award winning wines, everyone has a hand-crafted product and many stories to tell.  My hope is to capture them here as well as my continuing wine adventures around the world!

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