Welcome to Notes to Savor, the Blog

Welcome to Notes to Savor, the Blog

Audio 2 minutes. Read 2 minutes. Hi, and welcome. I am so glad that you are here at Notes to Savor™. I have been working on this project for a long time - maybe too long, actually. (Insert laugh!) But finally we are here. Notes to Savor™ is a...

A Journey Through Northern Italian White Wines

A Journey Through Northern Italian White Wines

Northern Italy is filled with a beautiful and diverse landscape of vineyards, wines, and the families who make them. Long, winding roads, flanked by an endless sea of vineyards and farms, is common in the countryside. The undulating hills remind me...

A Quick Buying Guide to Rosé Wine

A Quick Buying Guide to Rosé Wine

Light red, salmon, pink! These are words that describe the beautiful hues of rosé wines, wines given their name because of their color. Restaurant wine lists and retail stores are full of these beauties all year long, not just in spring and summer....

The Christmas Soup Story and Recipe

The Christmas Soup Story and Recipe

Christmas Soup is a delicacy that my mother has made every Christmas Eve for more than 50 years. A recipe handed down from an Italian family friend full of spinach, mini meatballs and egg and cheese drops, Christmas Soup always has a...

A Guide to Understanding Lambrusco

A Guide to Understanding Lambrusco

Listen to article - 4 minutes. The word Lambrusco often conjures up images of the TV commercial jingle “Riunite on ice…that’s so nice” or the excessively sweet wine that our grandparents drank. While the brand Riunite put Lambrusco on the U.S. wine...

The Italian Journey: A Two-Week Rendezvous

The Italian Journey: A Two-Week Rendezvous

Follow along on my two-week Italian Journey that entails a return after being away for two years. Departure Day I felt an interesting melange of emotions while navigating COVID tests, multiple country documents and timing. Naturally, I had...

Trends In Changing Our Wine Wardrobes

Trends In Changing Our Wine Wardrobes

This time of the year - when the humidity has dissipated and nights are crisp and cool - is one of my most favorite seasons, like it is for many people. I love the freshness that a new season brings. While I feel sad about less light-filled days, I...

Silence is Everything, and Less is More

Silence is Everything, and Less is More

I long for the stillness of meditative ocean sounds when I am on the remote and unknown Bailey Island in Maine. These sounds center and ground me. There is nothing but the background symphony of crashing waves; seagulls calling; lobster boats...

Discovering Franciacorta, A Wine and Place

Discovering Franciacorta, A Wine and Place

As seen in Providence Business News. I have been reminiscing about my pre-pandemic travel life, particularly a spring trip to Italy when I began discovering Franciacorta. Yet before this find, I traversed the country for two weeks from Puglia in...