January has always been a month for many to not only think of new resolutions for the upcoming year, but to look back on the last 12 months.
I decided to do both - beginning with a look back on some awesome memories from 2014. Where do I begin? There was quite a bit going on...
Like my Snapshot series which is basically a fusion of my photography, wine tastings, and dinners. In 2014, I managed to put together 4 different photo exhibits throughout Campania.
Here's a look back:
My first snapshot of the year focused on Fiano di Avellino. The photos from this exhibit focused on two memorable visits with winemaker Roberto di Meo during the 2013 harvest period in Salza Irpina (Av). I thought it would be pretty neat to team up his wines with Chef D'Agostino's menu. A chef who though lives in Naples, has strong ties with Irpinia. Memorable moments? The chef's squid with creamy cauliflower and the 'world premiere' of Di Meo's Selezione Erminia Di Meo Fiano di Avellino DOC 2000.
June 2014 - Snapshot of a Territory with Mastroberardino Winery and Chef Roberta Alloca at Relais Blu.
June 2014 - Snapshot of a Territory - Falerno Del Massico with Villa Matilde, Az. Agricola Gennaro Papa, Masseria Felicia, and Viticoltori Migliozzi.
August 2014 - Snapshot of a Territory - Il Fiano di Montefredane with Villa Diamante, Pietracupa, and Vadieaperti/Traerte.
As I look back on Snapshot, I can't help to get excited about what's ahead...