And like fine wine... we are influenced by the seasons of our lives.
I was introduced to wine by my grandfathers Carmine "Luigi" Ianniello and Giulio Eliseo. Luigi would call his wine "Grandpa's milk". I cherish my earliest memories of him. He would pour a glass of "milk" and I would sit on his lap, taste, and enjoy his humor. Giulio would tell stories of how he would make his own wine from family vines in Italy. He would recall those days and have one believe a finer vintage had never been produced.
Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends...each and every get together was always a "holiday" no matter what the calendar said. Wine was paired with every family occasion. Holidays were extra special. I recall fondly passionate debates filled with laughter when arguments ensued over what tasted better Grandpa's "jug wine" or Uncle's vintage Barolo. The French word "terroir" encompasses all of those "things" such as rain, soil, wind, air that combine to influence the bounty of what we sow from earth.
I now understand that like a fine wine a family is blessed with "terroir" as well.
For life, love, family, and friends...from our family to yours,
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