At last, my article on Sardinia has come out in the May/June issue of Tastes of Italia.
My critique: I much prefer my title: Sardinia in 7 Bottles: Drink your way through the history of Sardinian wine. That’s a pretty intriguing hook, in my humble opinion. But it’s the editors who decide the headline and dek, for better or worse; that’s the nature of the beast in the publishing world.
I also don’t get to pick which photographs run, or have any input on layout. The writer’s job is simply to supply the selection. Most times, it’s my own photos—which I spend a lot of time and energy shooting. I like to photograph and believe it’s an essential part of a writer’s toolkit. But for whatever reason, the editors saw fit to occupy a whole lot of page space with two stock photographs. Since I happen to prefer my own, I’m presenting a few here, along with a PDF of the article. You can download it here, or else go to page 29 of the magazine's digital edition.