(Uno) 1. Visiting Gambino Winery. It is situated high on the hills below Mt. Etna. We saw beautiful autumn colors as we made the drive up with a colleague of Dave’s.
(Due) 2. Photo shoot at Gambino. (See below) And smart talk, like “Bambino Gambino!” LOL. Wait, you aren’t LOLing? Maybe you had to be there…
(Tre) 3. Appetizers at Gambino. Smoked ricotta, mixed herb white cheese (that’s really how he described it), pico provolone (dry), pepato (black peppercorn in the cheese), salami, chestnuts and honey served with porkfat bacon, salsiccie, caponata, yummy greens that were sauteed and look similar to spinach and taste more like kale. They grow wild near the winery.
(Quattro) 4. Vino at Gambino. DOC and DOCG have merged to DOP people!!! Did anyone else know this? All my time at Lombardino’s has been erased. IGT is now IGP, too. Whoa. That blew my mind, especially after a few healthy “tastes” of wine.
(Cinque) 5. Laughing at the terrible movie “Urban Cowboy” – so bad! So, so bad.
The presidential debates may have started months ago, but this gal has been avoiding media coverage until the one-year mark. We’ve reached it and my disappointment is immediate and, unfortunately, unsurprising. While I prefer to find intelligence, forethought and compassion in political candidates, on ALL sides of the aisle; I at least expect to find maturity. Yes, that’s asking too much in this current political drama festival. But really, when you are running for President, I should hope you could at least take a couple steps away from name-calling your opponent. It is so childish! Let’s elevate the discussion, please.
Gambino Photo Shoot
It was a lovely day to visit a mountain winery.
Although I was trying to keep my “tastes” reasonable, Dave was driving and I arrived on an empty stomach. Therefore, my photos peter off about now – missing any photos of wine, caponata or the delectable desserts (gianduja covered pears, mostarda with hazelnuts, and chocolate!). Oopsie! Guess I’ll have to go back and get the full scoop for y’all.