Monday, June 12, 2017

A Sign of Summer

Regarding the strawberry:
"Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did."
Dr. William Butler, English writer, 17th century

Finally! We have the semblance of summer and a colleague offered delicious evidence: the first local strawberry to arrive in the grocery store. Its sweetness has not been diluted by all the recent rains. Ah, there is much to look forward to.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Vacation Planning

Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.
Kurt Vonnegut, American author (1922-2007)

Trip planning Three Winos style involves wine, nibbles, a computer connected to a large-screen TV, and a fascinating segment of BBC's Invisible Cities documentary. Planning our Italian sojourn is great fun. Our itinerary is coalescing . . . mainly around wine and gelato. Next up are the Italian classes. The begin at the end of the month and I've been working up my vocabulary. So far I have:
  “Vino rosso”: red wine
  “Vino bianco”: white wine
  “Vino rosato”: rosé wine
  “Vino amabile”: medium-sweet wine
  “Vino dolce”: sweet wine
  “Vino secco”: dry wine
  “Vino abboccato”: semi-dry wine
  “Vino corposo”: full-bodied wine
  “Vino aromatico”: aromatic wine
  “Vino frizzante”: semi-sparkling wine

Stay tuned!