• Boccaccio's Marchioness of Monferrato, an ante litteram MeToo icon

    2 monthes ago - By Do Bianchi

    Please come and taste with me and Alicia Lini tonight from 6-8 at Vinology in West University !
    Above: A detail from John William Waterhouse's “Decameron” (1916). In Boccaccio's Decameron, young Florentines flee the Black Plague, taking refuge in the countryside and telling each other stories to pass the time. It's one of the greatest works of Italian literature and it includes one of the earliest mentions of wine in Monferrato .
    As I whittled away at my post today for the Barbera consortium blogging project (“Fit for a King: The first mention of Barbera d'Asti?” ), it occurred to me that...
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