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Montessori and Ampeleia and the Vespa
|From the Ciao Asheville "Who Knew" Chronicles
Maria Montessori was Italian
and started her education method in Rome!
August 31st marks the 150th anniversary of Dr. Maria Montessori’s birth! (1870-1952)
She was an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, and acclaimed for her educational method
that builds on the way children learn naturally. She broke gender barriers pursuing her education
and opened the first Montessori school, the Casa dei Bambini, in Rome on January 6, 1907.
Today, the Montessori method is in use in thousands of public and private schools globally.
Lets celebrate with some of my favorite wines by Elisabetta Foradori!
Ampeleia was born in 2002 from the collaboration and friendship between Elisabetta Foradori,
Thomas Widmann and Giovanni Podini. They saw Ampeleia as a place to not only develop
an agricultural project but also fulfill their commitment to shared values and experiences.
Elisabetta's Wine Story: https://www.bowlerwine.com/producer/foradori
This lively fruited blend of Grenache and Mourvedre makes a great everyday quaff. From vines growing happily along the cool Tuscan coast, ripe cherry aromas and flavors lead to rustic mineral tannins. Easy, clean finish.
A wine that will place you under an olive tree overlooking the clear blue of the Mediterranean. $24
80% Carignano, 20% Alicante Nero (aka Grenache). All concrete.
Low alcohol, salty, with a hint of welcome tannin. Certified biodynamic. $26.
I don't know if I have mentioned this lately, but THIS is my favorite winery. This Rosé is to die for!
VESPA UPDATE: SCOOTEROMA!
A Rome based tour company does it on Vespas!
Must have accessories: helmet, sunglasses and RED lipstick!