2013 pictorial review

The years is almost finished and I’m already looking forward to 2014 – the 20th year for Trembath & Taylor!

In the meantime, there are a few days left to reflect on the year that was.

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

One of my favourite views, early morning Lago di Garda from  Desenzano. Vinitaly starts here

One of my favourite views, early morning Lago di Garda from Desenzano. Vinitaly starts here

Vinitaly concludes with dinner at Bottega del Vino, and one of my wines of the year.

Vinitaly concluded with dinner at Bottega del Vino, and one of my wines of the year.

 

Salina, one of the most beautiful places on earth. That's Panrea on the right and Stroboli, which was erupting, on the left. Can't wait to go back here

Salina, one of the most beautiful places on earth. That’s Panarea on the right and Stromboli, which was erupting, on the left. Can’t wait to go back here

 

I finally got to Mount  Etna. This is Pietradolce's 100+ year old Barbagalli vineyard at 800m asl

I finally got to Mount Etna. This is Pietradolce’s 100+ year old Barbagalli vineyard at 800m asl

 

When in Sicily! Best cannoli ever from in Messina

When in Sicily! Best cannoli ever in Messina

 

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to my favourite building in the world, Il Pantheon

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to my favourite building in the world, Il Pantheon

 

Pasta of the year, gnocchi all romama at Arcangelo in Rome

Pasta of the year, gnocchi at L’Arcangelo in Rome (only available on a Thursday)

 

I returned to Italy in June for Radici in Puglia, discovering the best of the South.

I returned to Italy in June for Radici in Puglia, discovering the best of the South

 

Another first, finally saw a trulli!

Another first, finally saw a trulli!

Dinner of the year had to be Sosta Cucina's inaugural 'Festa del Tartufo'

Dinner of the year had to be Sosta Cucina’s inaugural ‘Festa del Tartufo’

 

Sassicaia double shot. 89 was no slouch but the 88 was simply incredible. One of the best Italian wines ever

Sassicaia double shot. 89 was no slouch but the 88 was simply incredible. One of the best Italian wines ever