Roger Bissell’s Blog

My Adventures in Food, Wine, Travel and Culture

  • Eat. Drink. Explore. This is one of the credos to which I strive to my life by each and every day. It is a principle that serves as the very foundation of understanding other cultures..

  • I find it mentally stimulating to continually explore all parts of the world so that we can understand other cultures and people. We should also make visits to famous places in addition

  • I think that it is important to continually grow in life; it keeps you young, quick and alive. I personally don’t know how to live any other way than to be continually learning, p

  • One of my recent visits to Montepulciano brought me to Villa Sant’ Anna face to face with one of the matriarchs of Montepulciano wines, Simona Ruggeri Fabroni. Her family has owned this

  • Whenever you manage to eat, drink and explore across the entire region of Piemonte, there is one constant on every table or tasting room here…the wonderful breadsticks known all o

  • One only needs to book a single trip to Piedmont to fully understand its magic and fall in love with this area of Italy which is the birthplace to the slow food movement. Many people...

  •   Sanguineto is a Tuscan winery located in Montepulciano that produces Nobile di Montepulciano (among four other wines) not to be confused with Montalcino which is famous for produ

  • For as long as I can remember I have been obsessed with learning about every single culture in the entire world through their food, arts and wine (if they make it). My zealous pursuit o

  • I’ve always believed that when passions and work collide, it’s pure magic. This perspective on life is what has driven me to every far flung corner of Italy in search of mor

  • Some of you may already be familiar with Balsamic Vinegar or Balsamic Glaze. The truth is, however, that 99% percent of what you find on the grocery store shelves in America isn’t authe

  • This summer I have been traversing across the great country of Italy on breaks between medical treatments in search of hidden gems and some of the best Italian wines Italy has to offer.

  • It’s another warm, summer day in Montalcino, especially in the southern part where the Podere Le Ripi winery is located. I was intrigued to explore this winery which was founded b

  • Featured Image: West Bay Beach & Golf Club, Famiglia Olivini Wine Dinner Do all superheroes wear capes and masks? Or are they sometimes hiding in plain sight? In the midst of COVID-

  • When one thinks of Tuscany and its fine wines the name Brunello di Montalcino often comes to mind.  The industry of Brunello represents roughly one billion euro per year. It is one of t

  • I woke up early at sunrise on the day of my visit to Castello Di Neive which was scheduled for 10:30 AM. I went for my morning stroll thru the hills of the Langa. Every...

  • The Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef (90/10 lean) 1/2 pound of ground pork (not sausage) 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic Cup of white wine (dry) 1/2 to 2/3 bottle of red wine (Chianti i

  • Not all dishes are created equal… Before I reveal what might be shocking news for some, let me give you a little background info. If you want to understand the perception of what

  • I often visit different friends’ homes around the world (whom are not in the food industry) and when I cook for them I notice that many of the basic ingredients that are needed fo