Chills in the Hills of Chianti-(#MWWC6)Mystery

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wine-stain1-3This post is part of the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge (#MWWC6).  You can enter by 1/13/14 or enjoy the entries by visiting the Drunken Cyclist.  The theme this month is “Mystery” so I thought I’d share the story of our stay in a small town in Chianti.  The pieces can be Fiction or Non-fiction.  Which is this?  You decide.  If you like what you’ve read, please vote.

Beyond the walled city of Siena, high on the hills of Chianti, lies a villa with a colorful past.  Lilac framed walls welcome you to the olive groves and pine-lined paths.  In the distance, the towers of San Gimignano loom and breathe in the setting sun.  Built by hand from the local Pietra Serena in the early part of the nineteenth century, each stone holds a story, and some are shared.

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In the spring of 2007, my husband and I headed to Rome, loaded with backpacks and visions of vino.  We…

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