Cantine Aperte, Milan Elections, Jewish Choir of Rome

This is a big holiday weekend in the United States, the unofficial beginning of Summer. It's also a big weekend in Italy for a number of reasons. First, Sunday is Cantine Aperte. It's always held the last Sunday in May. This is the 19th year of the festival. I remember the first year of the... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: Bombino Bianco From Apulia, Bombino Nero From Basilicata

Thursday is indigenous grape variety day here at Avvinare. This week's grape is Bombino Bianco, a white grape variety which grows in Apulia and some other regions surrounding that part of the Italian boot. Bombino Bianco is cultivated both in the area around the city of Bari as well as the Salento, lower down in... Continue Reading →

LinkedIn IPO – Someone’s Popping Corks Today

Today is indigenous grape Thursday I know but I thought I would deviate and mention today's IPO of LinkedIn, the popular networking site for professionals. It was up 109% from its listing price. No mean feat. I am sure they are enjoying some sparkling wine toasts with French Champagne, Italian Franciacorta, Prosecco or Spumante or... Continue Reading →

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