Botticelli’s Mother

The famous Renaissance artist known as Botticelli was born in Florence when his mother was 40 years old. He was nicknamed Botticelli which means "little barrels" by his family. A special fondness for his mother must have inspired him to create many of the paintings of women and mothers for which he is well known. In … Continue reading Botticelli’s Mother

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An Oenophilic Uffizi

What would you curate at an Italian oenophilic museum? I'm sure your choices would be varied and different than mine.The wines listed are from our personal tasting experiences eating and drinking at the tables of our Italian family and friends and at trattorie, restaurants, wine bars, vineyards and farms throughout Northern Italy, Tuscany and Umbria. … Continue reading An Oenophilic Uffizi