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Happy birthday, Lila Jane! We love you so much, sweet girl!

A new video starring Lila Jane and featuring the hit single “Lalala Lila Jane” by the Parzen Family Singers…

Happy birthday, Lila Jane, sweet, sweet girl! 84 more words

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Tauma, a rosé that speaks the language of Jesus (one of Italy's most talked-about new labels)

It seems like a lifetime ago that leading Italian wine blogger Alessandro Morichetti grabbed me by the arm at Vinitaly 2014 and whispered in my ear: “Jeremy, man, you just… 404 more words

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"We made this monster": reflections and notes on the Vietti sale

From the department of “Gramsci’s ashes”…

Above: a large format bottle of Vietti Barolo, proudly displayed in the lobby of the hotel where Tracie P and I were staying in Alba down the road from Barolo village last week. 756 more words

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Italy's never-ending viticultural wonders

Tracie P and I were blown away — BLOWN AWAY — by the superb flight of wines that we tasted yesterday at the Collisioni festival’s Roero event. 170 more words

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Beppe Severgnini on terrorism #Collisioni16 #Barolo

I didn’t get to catch all of Beppe Severgnini’s talk at the Collisioni festival in Barolo, Italy yesterday.

But I did manage to break away from a busy tasting schedule for a few minutes and hear him work a spellbound standing-room-only crowd. 77 more words

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Vietti and the reification of Nebbiolo: "A dark day for Barolo."

Above: Nebbiolo grapes in Cannubi, one of Barolo’s most famous crus.

“Here in the hills, people can’t stop talking about it,” wrote high-profile Italian wine blogger and Nebbiolo observer Alessandro Morichetti in a Facebook post today. 399 more words

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Zago seafood and wine bar in Udine province: RUN don't walk

It felt like I was back in my university days in Italy except that the food and wine were a lot better.

From discussions of Noam Chomsky and Pier Paolo Pasolini to Balkan rock songs strummed late into the night on a nylon-string guitar, I had the most amazing time last night in Udine with my friend of many years Marco Fantinel, his SO Sonia, and their friends. 120 more words

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