I found the following note in a memoir I stumbled upon while doing research for my book about the wines and wineries of Mount Etna. The memoir, "Unprotected Females In Sicily, Calabria, And On The Top Of Mount Etna" was written by Helen Lowe and published by Routledge, in London, in 1859. The memoir is … Continue reading Your Own Pet Crater
It's inevitable. At least one time during every class, or tour, or lecture I get asked: Are you scared to live on a volcano? or Is there any kind of alert system in place? Surely, when I moved to the volcano, I was a bit nervous. I watched eruptions and fingers of lava light up … Continue reading Safety Through Science
During a ten-year study of Mount Etna, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory filmed the expansion and contraction of the mountain surrounding the vertical and lateral lava chambers that constructed and reconstructed the volcano over the recent 220,000 years. Between 1992 and 2001, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) used … Continue reading Etna “breathes”
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During the holidays we come together to show gratitude for the things that matter most in Life. It isn’t always possible to be together with so many of us spread out around the globe but I find solace that we have discovered ways to share the special times in our lives through our common appreciation … Continue reading An International Wine Salute
WITH AN OPEN INVITATION TO NYT WINE WRITER ERIC ASIMOV Dear Eric, I hope this finds you well ... In February 2012, you wrote an article for the New York Times (NYT) about the wines of Mount Etna. I was preparing to announce to my family and colleagues that I was planning to move to … Continue reading Etna Gets Street Wise
Every wine region has a secret that makes it different. It's not something that's kept from the public, per se, but it is an important item of information that is so much a part of the dialogue that it falls between the cracks. Read More >>>
Etna Wine School, Table Babel, Cappella Bonajuto, and Linguae World invite you to an exciting evening of wine edutainment at CAPPELLA BONAJUTO, in the heart of historic Catania, SUNDAY/DOMENICA, MARZO 29, 20:00 – 23:00. €20 You can register for this fun and collaborative event directly through the Table Babel Website – http://www.tablebabel.com/events/136 | Prenotazion … Continue reading WINE + ENGLISH = BELLA SERATA!!!
In late-December 2014, we shot our first commercial for the wine tours and educational experiences we offer through The Etna Wine School™. It was a lot of fun. Our staff spent the day with a great director and his team, going to the places we frequent for our wine classes on Mount Etna – including Monaci … Continue reading Your Wine Bus Is Boring … The EWS Has a FANCY Van!