Big Bottles of Champagne

February 14, 2017 Evans Gebhardt Comments (0)

There is nothing like bringing out a 15 liter bottle of Champagne to your party. What a party-starter!  Ironically, these big bottles of funare named after Biblical figures (which also accounts for the differing spellings).  To keep things straight, here's a list of sizes. Size ...

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A Beautiful Ending

May 30, 2016 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

Days 8 and 9 of our Tuscan Biking and Culinary Adventure Saturday morning in Montepulciano brought bright sunshine and warm air perfect for biking. Some highlights: -the gourmet breakfast made by Mama in our luxurious accomodations, courtesy of Bliss Travels. Six different cakes and tarts - we absolutely love that these are ...

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Montepulciano Awaits

May 28, 2016 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

Day 8 of our Tuscan wine, food and bike adventure. We awoke to a lavender-scented breeze and vineyards drenched in sunshine. Walking down to the breakfast terrace we were greeted by the site of the lovely Coralia racing up the driveway in her car, with a fresh-baked pear cake. Another moment on our journey which couldn't get any bet...

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A Fairy Tale in Castell'in Villa

May 27, 2016 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

Day 7 of our Tuscan bike adventure. We awoke refreshed and ready to roll down the hill from Badia a Coltibuono (a gentle direction in which to begin the day on a bike). But first, a stop in the centuries old chapel to behold the hushed silence. And then, off to Castell'in Villa. It was a relatively easy 17 miles, so we arrived just ...

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From the Hilltop of Badia a Coltibuono

May 26, 2016 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

Day 6 of Wine and Food Bike Trek Across Tuscany Wednesday morning brought sunshine and another cool breeze. We can't get enough of this gorgeous Tuscan spring... We fueled our bodies well for the days ride at breakfast. I won't go into too much detail, but it's important to mention that there was a chocolate table, and a honey stati...

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Siena in May

May 25, 2016 Tanya Tuccillo Comments (0)

Day 4 of our Tuscan adventure on 2 wheels. Daybreak brought a very crisp morning and a healthy wind. After a quick breakfast, we suited up in our warmest gear and set off to explore the town of Siena. What we discovered was history, decades-old tradition, and enormous hometown pride. The (old) city was built on three hills, and is s...

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