Buone Feste – Happy Holidays – Joyeux Noel

Happy holidays to all. Buone Feste. This has been a great and busy year in many ways. I’ve had the pleasure of tasting many new wines, meeting new friends in the industry and expanding my wine horizon thanks to work with Israeli wines, appropriate at Chanukah.

I’ve also worked with numerous producers from Italian regions where I had done less work in the past such Serradenari, Cantina Bergamasca and Fattori Wines in Piedmont, Lombardy and the Veneto, respectively. Once again, my heart was pulled in many directions in the constant battle between France and Italy in my soul. I’ve tried to make room for both and think I have succeeded.

In the New Year, I’m looking forward to studying wine formally again, meeting new producers and expanding my wine culture and knowledge. I also look forward to sharing with new and old friends. Vigneto Communications, my website will be getting a face life 🙂 or a touch-up and Avvinare will try to migrate to that website slowly but surely.

I would like 2012 to be much more of a year of dialogue with others in the industry. Moreover, I hope to get through the letter “H” in my indigenous Italian varietal study. I may start with another country’s varieties as well as their language (TBD).

Grazie a tutti quanti.

Vi auguro un buon natale.


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