Friday, December 12, 2008

Eat Your Heart Out, France

According to the Associated Press, due to good weather conditions, Italy is snatching the title of World’s Biggest Wine Producer from France for the first time in 10 years. (France still holds the distinction of World’s Biggest Whine Producer, although the Four Schwartz Sisters and Offspring are gaining on them.)  Martello, with his vast knowledge of viticulture, notes that he is surprised that this wasn’t already the case for Italia. (Actually, Martello just admitted that he is not familiar with the term, “viticulture.”)

We have quickly come to appreciate the abundance of very decent wine for 3 euro and under and will miss the bargains when we return home to $10 (at least) bottles. Perhaps the American Heart Association should consider importing and subsidizing some cheap yet snappy reds in the name of heart health for all. We’ll be happy to offer up some suggestions.

Baci e gelato,

Martello e Trofie Wife

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