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A Good Friend Is Stronger Than A Bad Wine

February 17, 2020

Have a good trip back over David!

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We live in Italy. We live in the world of wine. Here wine flows like water; it is our liquid “daily bread” and we imbibe in it freely. It’s what we do!

While we have thousands of good wines here, good friends are much harder to come by. Why? First of all, we are Americans and we will always be somewhat outsiders here. That’s not to say we don’t have many friends here. We have many true, wonderful friends in our alpine valley. However friendships hereabouts are harder to acquire and once made friendships here are rarely tested. They simply exist unchallenged. Language and culture also often curb the strength of friendships here.

As with all things, there are exceptions. We have been friends with another American here for over 12 years. I would say we have become very good friends. However we are very different. He’s a liberal, we’re…

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    • Qual è il tuo vino preferito?

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      • Il barolo è delizioso.
        A volte , quando non fa molto freddo, mi piacciono anche i rossi un po’ mossi, come la Bonarda

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      • Ci piace il vino di buona qualità ma spesso abbiamo “vino da tavola”. Non possiamo permetterci un Barolo ogni notte!

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      • 😉
        Non sono in molti a poterselo permettere😉

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      • Appunto! 💰

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      • D’altra parte, non c’è il detto ” Toujours perdrix” che, a quanto pare. è stato pronunciato dal confessore di re Enrico IV. Il prete infatti, dopo aver rimproverato il re per i suoi numerosi tradimenti alla regine (toujour la reine!) si era visto offrire per molti giorni di seguito sempre e solo il suo piatto preferito: le pernici

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  1. Hmmm, I love how you blended wine and friendship together

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  2. I love this. You’ve got a nice blog.

    It’s an honor to be here 🙇 . I hope I can make good friends with you💐

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