Cinque Terre Winemakers

Over the past few months, I’ve had the luck to meet two of the more interesting and traditional winemakers in the Cinque Terre: Walter de Batté and Luciano Capellini.  In many ways, they each exemplify what it is that we at Voyager are trying to bring to our clients: a […]

The Rite of Bottling Wine

Perhaps my favorite annual ritual in Italy is that of going around buying wine in demijohns directly from the producer and bottling it myself.  It is a process that feels intimately rural, exquisitely traditional.  Before wine became the billion-dollar snooty affair that it is, wine was simply something that everyone […]

Monterosso Lemon Festival

The entire coastline of Liguria is dotted with its characteristic olive groves, vineyards, and citrus groves.  Of these last, the lemon is king, and for micro-climactic reasons, the lemons in Monterosso are better than anywhere else, which is why the city celebrates them in its Lemon Festival, which takes place […]