Above: the frontespiece of Giambattista della Porta’s “Villae” or “On Country Houses” (Frankfurt, 1592) in the rare books collection at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden Library.
As an appendix to the Aglianico: Italian Grape Name Pronunciation Project post, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite (and earliest) posts here, on the origins of the grape name Aglianico and the fact that it does not come from Hellenic.
Does the grape name Aglianico come from ellenico or Hellenic as so many claim? A look at the earliest references leads me to believe that it probably doesn’t. May the philologically curious please read on… Click here…
In other news…
I’ll be pouring some Aglianico tomorrow among other wines in Houston for the first of my Italian wine seminars at Caffè Bello.
I’d love to see you at the tasting and its should be fun (Cousin Marty will be there, btw).
miss you 2B
miss you, too, Picci Wicci! :( can’t wait to get home tonight and hold you tight and close… :) love you