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Fonterutoli and the Mazzei Family

Posted by Karl Curran on Aug 25th 2017

Last year on my way back from Milan, I was taking a plane from Malpensa airport to London Gatwick. Standing in line at the economy airline counter I struck up a conversation with a guy as a result o … read more

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Coffee in Firenze can be inspirational…

Posted by Karl Curran on Aug 25th 2017

Walking into a typical Italian café for breakfast, which in Italy is usually a café latte and a pastry for me. There is one particular pastry I love in Italy. It’s a donut filled with custard. Yum, … read more

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French Etiquette: A Very French Tale

Posted by Karl Curran on Aug 25th 2017

There I was driving through the French countryside in my shitty little Renault Clio, I realized that not all foreigners understand how attached the French are to their dining culture and French etiq … read more

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Chateau d’Armajan Des Ormes, Sauternes France

Posted by Karl Curran on Aug 25th 2017

I made a cold call from my home in Pasadena, California, to the owners of Chateau Beauregard Ducasse in the Graves area of Bordeaux. The Perromat Family owns the estate, the French call it une explo … read more

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