Each month I wait with anticipation for my newest Wine Spectator or Food and Wine to arrive. When I lived in a corporate world, my best part of the WSJ each week was the wine section. I know that is wrong on so many levels, but sorry, it was. I love to learn and what a better subject than wine!
It turned out they were closed since it was Sunday. I was so disappointed as it's not an easy place to reach. We headed into the one small store in the village and there in a case on the wall were bottles from the winery. Although he did not speak English well and our Italian was not great, we communicated with words and hands with the boy working behind the counter enough that he allowed us to purchase them. How nice for us. Not thinking how we would get these back the the US, I bought two regular bottles as well as a magnum. BTW, The magnum was the same price that I paid back home for one regular bottle.
Oh, yes, I did get them home. It wasn't easy with our air restrictions, but they were not being left behind. Not too long after, I created a wine dinner in our home with my sisters and their husbands. I served an authentic Abruzzo dinner along with the wine.
What a wonderful way to remember a wonderful experience - with family.
Fino a quel momento (until that time)