italy wine

amalfi coast

Who Else Wants To Explore Italy’s Amalfi Coast Like A Local?

To many travel is about escaping reality. Here at Epicure & Culture, we’re  tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched […]

pasta

Food, Culture And Fun: Travel With A Blogger In Italy

Although there are hundreds of travel blogs and you are probably a reader of some of them it is not that often when you actually can join the bloggers themselves. They are telling beautiful stories about places they visited and […]

Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Delicious World Of Italian Wine

Sommelier Certification: Exploring The Delicious World Of Italian Wine

“Do you know what Italians do when they eat? They drink wine. Do you know what Italians do when they drink wine? They eat. It goes hand in hand.” We’re into the Italy portion of my sommelier certification course with […]

Castello di Gabbiano

Tuscany Travel: A Slice Of Heaven Paired With Chianti Classico Wine At Castello di Gabbiano

A Way of Life. This is the tagline of Tuscany’s Castello de Gabbiano, and one that couldn’t be more fitting. Rolling hills littered with olive trees, Cypress forests hiding valuable white truffle, Tuscan stone villas holding interesting agricultural histories, colorful […]

Sciacchetrà Wine: A Sweet Tradition In Cinque Terre, Italy

Sciacchetrà Wine: A Sweet Tradition In Cinque Terre, Italy

A sweet wine produced in the hills of Cinque Terre, Italy, Sciacchetrà is typically paired with desserts or cheese. Central to the identity of this region, families have been passing down this winemaking tradition for generations. In order to appreciate […]