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May the coming year bring abundance and prosperity to all

By On January 6, 2022

By Murray Schulman Happy New year to all my awesome readers. The start of the new year brings with it the possibility of better things to come. New confidence, new opportunities to… Read More

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How a lucky accident became a marketing phenomenon

By On January 6, 2022

By Frank CipparoneAs we head into the darker, colder days of winter it’s time for full-bodied red wines with densely concentrated flavors. Definitely the season for Amarone. Those who love it may… Read More

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Sipping something curative: Good for what may (or may not) ail you

By On December 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone’Tis the season to be jolly, to indulge in holiday feasts that prove Italians don’t eat to live, but live to eat. ’Tis the season to spend hours at table… Read More

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This feast isn’t movable – it only happens in Rome

By On October 31, 2021

By Robert Damien SantagataI enter Il Gabriello and am greeted by a smiling host. I am surrounded by images of Marilyn Monroe, though I would have greater appreciation for Sofia Loren or… Read More

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Let the preparations for an Italian Thanksgiving begin

By On October 31, 2021

By Murray SchulmanNow that we’re officially in late autumn, Italian Americans are already stockpiling ingredients to prepare gallons of “Sunday Gravy.” This is the beginning of the preparations for Thanksgiving in Italian… Read More

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Columbus Cup returns to Bellewood Country Club

By On October 31, 2021

By Tony LeodoraNORTH COVENTRY, Pa. – The Columbus Cup, an all-day celebration of golf, bocce, music, food and wine, returned to Chester County on Columbus Day. From 2004 to 2019, the event… Read More

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Tuscany’s Vino Nobile: Rodney Dangerfield in a glass

By On October 31, 2021

By Frank CipparoneThere you are, a venerable Tuscan wine that’s been around since the 8th century, one once lauded as the “king of all wines” and considered worthy of nobility. Despite those… Read More

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Something completely different: When white becomes orange

By On October 1, 2021

By Frank CipparoneOne thing you can count on with wine – styles come and go, grapes fall into and out of favor, consumer tastes change. Winemakers will reach for that next rung… Read More

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Veneto: That fabled land where the magic happens

By On September 1, 2021

By Frank Cipparone“We opened in Venice, then next played Verona…then Mantua and Padua… and then…” Those Cole Porter lyrics from a long-ago Broadway musical sound like a tourist’s itinerary of Veneto. A… Read More

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When new beans meet old spices, the culinary stars align

By On September 1, 2021

By Murray SchulmanThis story demands that I supply some background. Let’s say that we need to start at the beginning. It started when two events recently took place simultaneously. First, A longtime… Read More