Category Archives: Fun

Italian Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing!

Halloween and candy isn’t just for kids.  Why not spice up your candy with some Italian vino?  Below are some pairings that are sure to satisfy (and hopefully not spook) your candy and wine cravings!   Skittles: Moscato d’Asti (e.g. … Continue reading

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Autumn Aperitivo – Cocchi Americano Rosa

Need something to take the edge off the work day and stimulate your appetite for the fall?  Look no further than one ruby red bottle: Cocchi Americano Rosa. Cocchi [say it: Co-KEE] is a vino aromatizzato (=a wine that has … Continue reading

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What Wine Pairs with Slayer and Vivaldi? Pairing Music & Wine

The relationship between food and wine and the benefits of pairing them correctly is a well versed topic.  Food and wine are meant to compliment each other, work together, each making the other more enjoyable.  But have you ever thought … Continue reading

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3 Italian Wines for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us!  The patron saint of Ireland and his feast day are unsurprisingly associated in most people’s minds with Irish heritage, shamrocks, the color green, green-stained rivers, tall glasses of green beer, and well, college kids … Continue reading

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Wine Quotes: Amo il Vino…..

“Amo il vino talmente che odio chi mangia l’uva.” ~Origins unknown Translation:  “I love wine so much that I hate whoever eats grapes.” Cheers! Aubrie Talarico  

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Tuscan Wine & Vine Proverbs

Tuscany is a region rich with wine, food, and history so it should come as no surprise that it has so many of its very own wine related proverbs!  Here’s a small collection of just some of them.  For other … Continue reading

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Real Neat Blog Award!

I’m honored to have been nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by fellow blogger Puglian Pleasures!  Puglian Pleasures is a fascinating look at the landscape, food, wine, and culture of Puglia at the heel of the Italian Boot. The … Continue reading

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