Below are photos of Sicilian miller Filippo Drago, along with Esmeralda Spitaleri and Jacopo Nardo, a wonderful couple from Northern Italy I met while touring Castelvetrano in Sicily. It was part of a visit to Filippo's operation, Molini Del Ponte.
Esemeralda is a beer brewer and baker from Bologna. Jacopo is a wine maker from Venice. After Filippo gave us a tour, we had lunch together and Jacopo shared a wine he'd made called "juice." Made from Nero di avola and Tempranillo grapes, it was definitely juicy. Delicious! Engrossed in a seafood lunch and great conversation, it was sad to part. I look forward to meeting up with them all again.