Interview Of The Week : Gerardo Bruno

Fried eggs and books. It sounds weird but when I think of my cousin (full disclosure), Gerardo Bruno, those two things come to mind. Before Life got too busy, my family was always all together. Imagine, what felt like, 50 people going in and out of a house filled with food and laughter. And some very loud talking; but we are Italian, forgive us. Gerardo and his Continue reading

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It’s Finally Here : My Wine Book (Second, Updated Edition)

In 2002, during the busy Holiday Season and in between helping thousands of customers, I would run to my computer and write my first book, which focused on wine. Somehow, I managed to finish it in only 4 weeks. I chose to self-publish it in 2004 but Continue reading

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Capitalism Is The Great Equalizer

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There will be a series of articles I will write about Capitalism that right the wrong ideas of it. True Capitalism is Free Markets. But that’s for another discussion/article. In Italy, the 20 regions never got along too well. Some do; most don’t. Most of the South and Continue reading

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The Quilted Jacket…and Ghost Spiders

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Versatilty is very important, especialy when resources may be limited. There are many types of jackets but not all are versatile. What if you want something sporty and casual but also a little more “dressed up”? Answer : The Quilted Jacket. A quilted jacket consists of Continue reading

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Interview of the Week : Charles Scicolone

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Whenever my father tries a new style wine, loaded with oak, vanilla, and ripe fruit, he shakes his head in disappointment and says, “This wine is not sincere. A wine should be sincere ! ” Maybe it’s because Charles Scicolone is Italian and Continue reading

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What Maradona Means For Naples

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” Diego was on top of the world, and he brought Naples there with him. “

This picture says it all. There is an altar for Diego Armando Maradona in his adopted city, Naples. And for the record, it is Naples, Italy, not Naples, Florida, or anywhere else. And for the record, let me apologize for Continue reading

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