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After the Vino: Digestivi !

Most people are fully aware of the Italian culture of gathering around the kitchen table for meals.  Through the antipasti, primi, and secondi, vino is passed and shared. What many don’t realize is that Italians will extend their stay at…

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Crispy Duck

The Cotarella brothers would be quite the formidable pair if one were to compile a list of noteworthy Italian vintners.  Renzo Cotarella is head winemaker for the famed Antinori estates, crafting such wonderful wines as Solaia, Tignanello, and Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico…

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Tre Vini

This past weekend we celebrated a family religious right of passage.  My oldest son made his Confirmation and when the Bishop made the mistake of saying to all the children present:  “You are now men and women” ; my son was surely listening…

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