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Rodano produttori – Dario Cappelloni

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  Parlare del Rodano significa parlare di una realtà plurale e composita sotto tutti i punti di vista: climatico, ampelografico, geologico, culturale.  L’area vitivinicola del Rodano si articola in due grandi zone: il Rodano settentrionale, che si estende da Vienne a Valence, e quello meridionale, che si sviluppa all’incirca tra Montélimar e Avignone, ma per estensione e diversità pedoclimatiche si …

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Marche and Abruzzo – Travel Tips

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For those of you who love travel and appreciate the more off the beaten path and non-touristy experiences, I have decided to chronicle my cultural and culinary adventures around Italy as we search for all the special selections for our wine club members. The blog posts will feature wineries visited, short restaurant reviews, places and sights worth visiting and local …

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Sweet Sicilia – Come taste the meaning of Terroir with me

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It was my favorite scene from Willy Wonka when I was a child. The scene where they enter into the chocolate factory after that terror of a boat ride, to find a paradise of all the most sweet, succulent, edible delights. Everyone galavanting around savoring and sampling the finger-licking goodies, ravaging and shaking trees of candies and not afraid to …

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A Glass of Michigan

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Being a wine passionate, I was sure to ship home some of my favorite French and Italian bottles before I landed here.  With access to good wine much more difficult than in Italy or Santa Barbara, I surely didn’t expect the same wine offerings at friend’s parties.  The smartness in this decision becomes fully apparent as I’m offered a glass …