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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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$30, 4 bottles, bag in box, barbecue, bbq, box wine, charcoal, Deals, grill, Healthy, Inspiration, intruso, monastrell, pairing, picos de garay, pork, spain, spanish, summer, Under $30, Wine -

Barbecue Season is Here: Stock Accordingly In my lengthy experience as a backyard barbecue enthusiast I have always struggled to find the perfect match for the glorious charcoal infused fruits of my labor. Beer is always a solid choice but I want more from my meal and I want it delicious and I want it priced right. Well, this fun-time-grilling-guy has found his cookout darling.  3 Liters of Monastrell Magic   Not only fully certified Organic, this wine comes packed in a BPA free, recyclable bag-in-box that carries FOUR bottles worth of wine. Even the spigot is 100% BPA free...

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$30, biodynamic, Bordeaux, Casa Wallace, Deals, Gavi, Monferrato Rosso, Organic, Peybonhommes, Quintessence, spring, summer, Tenuta San Pietro -

Here's a fascinating article from Bloomberg Markets Magazine. The article explores Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, the the world's most expensive wine maker and Biodynamic property. The Burgundy Chateau is world renowned for astounding wine prices, low yields, and other worldly quality. Bottles fetch north of $15,000 and some older vintages can call for $1,000-$2,000 an OUNCE.  All of the hysteria around Romanee-Conti stems from their quality; truthful expressions of terroir, obsessive grape selection, intentionally low yields, and stringent biodynamic farming principles simply make for the best wines.  While not all of them fetch $15,000 per bottle, one thing that Biodynamic vineyards have...

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