Today, we publish The New Wines of Mount Etna, the first book about the people who live and make wine on Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano.
The 16th and 17th centuries were hard on Etna inhabitants. Multiple, very damaging, prolonged eruptions resculpted the territory, devastated the landscape, displaced residents, wiped out villages, and buried valuable agricultural space. One eruption was particularly destructive. Following several days of strong earthquakes, a collapse in Mount Etna's central crater on March 11, 1669 forced open … Continue reading The Earthquakes and Eruptions of 1669
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