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La serenata de Garibaldi (Plaza de Garibaldi, Mexico City)

One of the most vivid memories of the summer I turned 16 living in Mexico City resides in Plaza de Garibaldi, where the Mariachis gather nightly to connect with people in need of their services. 54 more words

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Mexico, a new frontier for Italian wine?

¡Viva el México! Thank you to all the Mexico City wine professionals who came out to taste with me yesterday!

A note to wine professionals: If you ever want to be the most popular table at a wine tasting, make sure you’re pouring Franciacorta! 179 more words

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¡Qué nostalgia! Tacos al pastor at Borrego Viudo in Mexico City

¡Vamos a los tacos! was what my Mexican friends used to say back when we were in high school together in San Diego. Just like the midnight… 226 more words

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See you tomorrow in the Ciudad de México

Heading out today for Mexico City where I’ll be pouring Franciacorta and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi tomorrow for my client Barone Pizzini (click here for event details… 57 more words

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Italy is so much more than wine

Above: a view of the Galleria in the historic center of Milan. The city is so much more than just “art and amazing churches.”

“Should I spend an extra day in Milan after a wine trip?” asked Houston-based sommelier Vanessa Treviño-Boyd on her Facebook the other day. 634 more words

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As ministers gather to discuss EU alcohol policy, FIVI president Maltide Poggi previews grape growers' concerns

As European Union ministers prepare to gather in Riga on Monday for meetings on Health and Consumer Affairs, including a discussion of EU alcohol policy, Matilde Poggi (above, president of the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers ) has previewed a brief she plans to send to send to Italian health minister Beatrice Lorenzin. 395 more words

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Vinitaly highlights (still wine) and an AMAZING prosciutto hybrid discovery

The following are just a few of my still wine highlights from my Vinitaly 2015 tastings. Still working on putting together my notes for the sparkling tastings… 535 more words

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