So said Pliny and he was probably right

The Good Green Stuff
The Good Green Stuff

Sip the wine and splash the oil.
Pliny the Elder (Rome, 1st C AD).

Good old Pliny, always there with a pithy comment.

The third week of November is the highlight of our year, when ten friends from four countries arrive on Via Palombaro to spend a week picking our olives, drinking the local garage wine, and catching up on what has happened in the U.S., the Netherlands, Namibia, England and Italy over the last year. Read more