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The Bonfires of San Antonio

Every January a curious tradition takes place in Southern Italy, The Bonfires of San Antonio! In local jargon it is called the "Fócara di Sant'Antonio".  For the people of Puglia, it is a mix of religion and pagan rite going back centuries.  The legend recounts that...

Why Do We Celebrate with Bubbly?

The clock starts to tick and the seconds count down. A new year is rung in and someone pops a cork of bubbly to toast in celebration! Drinking light, sparkling, fizzy, bubbly wine on special occasions is a tradition that has historically been associated with luxury...