I love my jobs – that doesn’t mean I love every minute of each workday, but I’m pretty thrilled with both archaeology and the wine and food business. So, that makes it all the better to be able to put them together. This is a pretty easy task in Italy, where the archaeology is never far from either wine or food – or the beach. While in Italy, my weekdays are spent on-site at the Cosa excavations, while my weekends are given over to exploration of the Maremma, as well as the occasional foray further into Tuscany.
I’ve visited wineries in the area previously, as well as written about Maremman wines I’ve tasted-but-not-visited, and gone to others that I’ve never written about (the super-delicious Ranchelle!). This year, I visited a few new wineries, and now have some new favorites!