Planeta Frappato

Discover Frappato one of Sicily’s Indigenous grapes

Infatuated with the indigenous grapes of Italy, I love the challenge of trying new wine varieties and learning more about them. Frappato, a variety primarily grown in Sicily is my latest discovery. Sicily has over 50 Indigenous grapes. Those familiar with Sicilian wines recognize several native varieties such as Grillo and Nero d’Avola. On several

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Wines of Cusumano, Sicily - Nero D'Avola

Cusumano: Discover Sicily and Nero d’Avola

A study of Italian wine must include Sicily and the Nero d’Avola grape. Its role in the 20th century was producing grapes in bulk for wineries on Italy’s mainland. The trend changed in the in the 1990s and Sicily started to produce wine, putting its name on the map. One winery that started strictly as

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Taromina Ancient Greek Theater

Celebrity Cruises: A day in Taormina, Sicily

Experiencing a different port each day is what a cruise is all about. Day one of the Celebrity Cruises on the Reflection from Rome to the Greek Islands brought us to Sicily. Landing in Messina our adventure took us to the charming town of Taormina. This hillside town that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea draws you

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