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Italian Idyll

Taormina, Sicily’s once sleepy resort, wakes up thanks to a lively new food-and-wine scene
Robert Camuto
Issue: October 31, 2009

What is new is a growing food-and-wine scene, with innovative chefs creating the first modern Sicilian gastronomy worthy of the island's incredible natural bounty of fresh produce and seafood. It's a break with tradition-once, the only good cooking was found at home. Hand in hand with the gastronomic boom is a steadily emerging wine scene: Scores of new wineries, some helped by winemakers from mainland Italy, are transforming this island, best known as the nation's largest bulk producer.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 6, 2009.

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