Italy 2013… Day 1…

Touched down in Brindisi, Puglia at 10:45 am…rented cars, then drove to Vinicola Savese in Sava. This very gracious family served an amazing 3 course lunch along with 10 wines, then we toured their historic vineyards where you could see enormous,500 year old olive trees along with lemon trees, palm trees, cactus, and grape vines. This is the land of Primativo and Negroamaro. Then drove to our hotel, took a much welcomed shower and the meet at the dining room for dinner with Francessca of Torre Vento. Had a great dinner and conversation over a few of his wines in advance of our visit tomorrow morning. Sometime after midnight…36 hours after leaving my house in Bangor, I fell asleep writing this…not a bad first day…