Archive for April, 2010

Sicilian red wines: Cerasuolo di Vittoria

Posted on April 30th, 2010, by mizzica

Cerasuolo di Vittoria is a red wine and is the only Sicilian DOCG wine (geographical controlled origin denomination). It is produced in the provinces of Ragusa, Caltanissetta and Catania. It is made by 60% Nero d’Avola and 40% Frappato. The DOGC means that Cerasuolo di Vittoria can only be produced in few places in the world, and this guarantees the uniqueness of this wine.

Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria red sicilian wineat

Planeta is one of the most important producers of Cerasuolo di Vittoria: this wine has aromas of ripe pomegranate, small red fruits, strawberry, cherry, prickly pear fruit and candy; its taste is fruity and goes perfectly with main dishes of fish and meat, boiled meats, white meat even if spicy, moderately matured cheeses, but also with vegetables, couscous.

Watch this nice review at and enjoy Cerasuolo di Vittoria red wine from Sicily :)


Villages – Savoca

Posted on April 22nd, 2010, by mizzica

Savoca is a small village (around 1.600 inhabitants) located in the Peloritani mountains, in the province of Messina (Sicily). It is part of the Valle d’Agro, which includes villages in the area of the river Agrò.

It is included in the list of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy and it really deserves to be so. In fact, Savoca is a beautiful, small villages that still holds a traditional and quiet atmosphere: its baroque and medieval architecture is perfectly preserved, and you can spend hours just walking through the village or simply looking at the sea from the central square and its small boulevard.

In the middle of the village, you can find a small bar called “Bar Vitelli”. Just look at it, enter, order a cooffee and you will realize it: this has been the set for part of Francis Ford Coppola’s “Godfather” movie. Everything in the bar is still the same as it was when Al Pacino asked a local woman to marry him. Have a coffee and relax. Savoca is still as true as it was years and years ago.

Savoca, Sicily

Savoca, Sicily

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