Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kathy Merchant writes a wine, food, and travel blog Vino Ventures, and freelances features for international companies and publications. Wine certifications include WSET Diploma and French and Italian specialist awards from the Wine Scholar Guild. She is former CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and author of a new book on Cincinnati women in the arts.
Spending 10 days in Cortona earlier in the year slowed my pulse, captured my heart, opened my senses and perhaps increased my waistline, although hikes up and down hilly cobblestone streets worked off some of the pasta calories. Located at the eastern edge of Tuscany, bordering Umbria and beautiful Lake Trasimeno, […]