With the Covid-19, many people’s lives have been altered – some more than others, as we can imagine.
Last year I was not able to attend (it was cancelled for 2020, as it has been for 2021, as well) ProWein, VinItaly, etc. That hurt, as I had travelled there for a yet another three month visit, and instead, at the mid-way point of my trip, found myself in an extreme lockdown, together with many millions in Italia alone. Luckily, I had a lot of wine with me at the time, having – just the day before the decree – moved the final segment of my cellar from its home in Langhe, to the Chianti area (1200+ bottles), most of which were shipped home to my cellar in Colorado. Those that didn’t get shipped, well, I felt like I had to consume them whilst ‘locked down’ at my apartment in Greve in Chianti.
So if you look at the map, yeah, I’ve covered a lot of ground, made hundreds of visits to winefarms, but with any luck, I’ll begin another three month odyssey on 9 March 2021. Fingers crossed; my itinerary is (already) quite full.
Best wishes for a happier 2021 (and beyond) to readers of this blog, and everyone else trying to get through these trying times.