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The Caption to this Photo May Sound Familiar…

When you next have a chance, visit the website of a writer and artist from Torino that we just met. Not only does Vincenzo Reda write about wine, he also paints in wine.  In fact, his lead page has more photos (and you can find us in more than one of them) of the event pictured below. This was the celebration of a harvest, the 80th harvest for the Brezza family patriarch, Oreste, in Barolo. Of…

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With all due respect for Bistro Vendome…

There can be no finer Moules et Frites anywhere than here. This spot reached out to us one night while wandering through the old city. Warm lights inside, very friendly people and the last of only about 12 tables. You need to try this if you are here. You should make a special trip here just to try it. A reasonably priced “Menu” at just 19 Euros gets you a choice of Entree, a choice…

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With all due respect for the enjoyment of a beer on a fine afternoon sitting on the deck at the Wynkoop Brewery…

Here’s where we have settled for Friday afternoons. This plaza is a highly activated and energetic public space. In the center is a large fountain, big shade trees, room for kids to play, through traffic streets and the tram line. The whole square is formed by Italianate uniform-height buildings, all with arcades, and cafes flowing into the square. The beer is good. The people watching is terrific. And, at the opposite corner of the square,…

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