It's our belief that wine and food are keys to discovering and understanding lands and regions. Food and wine harbour secrets of local history, of centuries-old crafts and methods, of cultural and often religious conventions, of the produce of the surrounding countrysides. Recipes, ingredients and tastes all change with changing times and conditions, and countless cooks throughout the centuries have written, as it were, coded histories in their pots and pans. Wine and food have always signified cumulative experience and skills, conviviality, manners, family relationships, entertainment and social sharing, not to mention life and ethnic survival.