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Traditionally Made Sustainable Wine!

If you are looking for a wine that tastes good, tells a story and makes you happy…look no more!  Goodfella’s of DeBary is featuring a new brand of wine from the Varvaglione family –  Negroamaro del Salento is a traditionally made sustainable wine, produced with a modern approach.  The wine is made from the Negroamaro grape, a varietal of remote origins which has been grown in southern Puglia since the 6th century B.C.  The grapes are harvested strictly by hand, selecting the bunches carefully and subjecting them to a traditional infusion & fermentation process.  Just 12.5% alcohol, so a nice lunchtime bottle – with perfectly balanced spicy, wild berry and cherry fruit character, this is exactly what little known Italian reds should taste like, and an example of how Italy makes the most food friendly, best value wines anywhere in the world!
Tasting Notes – Ruby red with shades of purple; the nose has fascinating scents of wild berries. The palate is marked by vanilla with a long lingering finish and a velvety texture.

Is Saint Patrick Italian or Irish?

On St. Patrick’s Day, Pasta Fagioli may need to appear on the holiday specials menu, on top, just above those corned beef sandwiches!  No one knows specifically where he was born, but historians believe he was born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton in Scotland (technically a territory of Britain at the time).  Patrick’s parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Italians living on a British estate.  So technically – he’s Italian!

When Patrick entered the priesthood and eventually became a bishop, after many years of doing work in Rome, he was sent to Ireland to spread the message of the Gospel because he was able to speak Celtic, and communicate with the Irish.  Patrick preached all over Ireland, using a shamrock to explain the Trinity and converting thousands with his quiet, unassuming manner and gentle way of speaking.  By the time he died in 461, Patrick had converted virtually all of Ireland to Christianity.