Aside from the technical nightmare – no phone, no email, note to self, buy a blackberry, all other smartphones are stupid – the trip has been amazing.
Food excellent, wine excellent, weather hot. Dined outside last night at Logge with a bottle of Brut Natural Champagne to begin with the appetizer; then a bottle of Cecchi Family Reserve 2005 with a porterhouse the size of Manhattan.
Amazing wine, floral refined, perfect match for the steak.ù
We are in a golden era of Sangiovese. Why bother with mediocre pinot noir when you can have liquid perfection from Italy?