Valentine's day for me was the day we finished pruning the vineyard; thus ends the 1st big job of the new year. Next comes removing the old branches we cut and then when the sap starts flowing and the vines become flexible, we tie them to the wires.
On the weekend I took a little trip to Assisi to help celebrate the grand opening of the best wine bar in central Italy called Bibenda, which you can find just a half block from the major piazza.
The co-proprietors, Brenda and Nila have both completed the sommelier courses in Italy and have spent the last 2 years searching the wine growing regions of Europe to select some stellar wines for you which you can enjoy with appetizers like Norcia prosciutto, cheeses from all over Italy, salami from a clone of black pigs in Umbria, etc. Or, you can buy a great bottle and have a picnic in the Umbrian countryside.
For those of you with travel plans to Italy, B&B day is March 5 and you can stay 2 nights with us for the price of 1 and enjoy Carnevale at Offida!