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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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Vito and Mila Perrini Teaching Local Kids About Healthy Eating Brother and sister duo Vito and Mila Perrini saved their failing family farm in the late 1990's. Generations of ancestors had toiled on the scorching hot lands that now surround their new state-of-the-art winemaking cantina in Castellaneta Marina, Apulia. While the region is chronically plagued by low average wages, low economic output, and some of the hottest weather in the country, the Perrinis are utterly excelling and they're bringing their community up with them.  Vito has been awarded the Oscar Green Award, Italy's highest award for farmers, for innovative and...

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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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