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In September 2011 I was lucky enough to be studying Italian in Umbria at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, just a two or three hour train ride from nearly anywhere in Tuscany. One lucky day I got an email from my friend Edoardo Dilaghi, owner of Allegretti, inviting me to help with the harvest. Here's a collection of images from that weekend, mixed with a few from an earlier trip to the vineyard.  It was a ton of fun and good hard work. We were all well rewarded with some incredible wines and amazing meals put together by Mama....

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This winter has been a wild one! From heaps of snow in the North East, Thunder Snow in Midwest, and near freezing temperatures in downtown Los Angeles, it’s been nasty one! Spring is here but winter's trying to hold on. Let's nip it in the bud with our family's favorite chilly weather chili!  This is one of my favorite recipes from my Grandmother, "Grammy". It's a snap to make, tastes better every day, and pairs beautifully with our Allegretti Rosso da Tavola from Chianti! A match made in Heaven and Italy Ingreditents: 1-1.5 Pounds Ground Beef 2 Cans Dark Kidney...

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