I have always been a fan of Sicilian wines. From the sleek, elegant Nerello Mascalese of Etna’s steep slopes, to the powerful, heavy-handed Nero d’Avola of Siracusa- these wines have always captivated me.
I suppose it should come as no surprise that my first visit to Sicilia should be as utterly moving as it was. I realized that arriving there for the first time, truly felt like coming home.
There is a warmth about Sicilia that pulls me in- like an embrace. I found comfort in the scents of the island, and the exotic, wild, and untamed flavors of the food. The people are curious, shyly guarded, but immensely passionate. I felt a deep, physical bond with that place- one I can’t quite explain or describe, although it is something that still vibrates quietly inside me. I can’t wait to return.
“I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest.
I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.”
― Pablo Neruda