Size: 3 x 4 (x2) inches, framed to 8.5 x 11 inches
Let’s get some background info on Marsala: This wine can be dry or sweet, and is produced in a Sicilian region, near the city of Marsala. Since so much of it is made for export, the wine is fortified similarly to Port or Sherry. Fortification is a process of adding a neutral distilled alcohol to wine to raise the ABV, while also acting as a preservative.
Marsala that’s appropriate for drinking goes beyond sweet or dry, with caramelized, nutty flavors. Keep the dusty, supermarket-procured bottle for your dinner, and look for something that more closely resembles sherry. Victoria Moore of The Telegraph raves about a Baglio Florio Vergine 1998, which “smelt of hazelnuts and walnuts toasting in the oven, had the grainy texture of panforte and a surprising, refreshing dryness. It also…feels as if it’s about to smell of oranges but then doesn’t quite.”
Intriguing, to say the least.
Colorful and printed in 1923 in Italy, these postcards are credited to Bazzi.
We love this piece and think it would look great in almost any place – a bar, a dining room, a kitchen…