The night before being stuck in the Italian military for a year, the author took an unplanned walk on the wild side.
Our man Pete trades a pathologist (and a dame) for some prosecco, never mind deadlines.
Italian rosé tastes all the sweeter after a side-trip through Rome hospital hell.
Ever wonder where the walking dead really come from? Try a Rome riunione condominale.
To get to the heart of a Chinese murder mystery, Pete Pescatore turns to liquid Great Wall.
Pete Pescatore is a mystery man with a detective's pallet and penchant for being quenched.
Learning to love wine can sometimes emerge from a childhood of hating it.
Taking stock of favorite white wines stirs up the wonder of special times and places.
America came late to wine, and even later to "terroir" wine, but times are changing.
Deciphering Italian wines means being able to translate what's written on the bottle.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia hosts grape varieties few talk about daily but all should try.