What was I thinking? Catch a 9AM flight to Cleveland on the Sunday right when Daylight Savings starts? Yup, that’s what I did. Got up at 5AM (which was 4AM to my brain and body) and got myself (eventually) to the airport. Thought I’d have a window seat. Oops, that once in a blue moon upgrade to 1st class. Not bad, I can sleep on the plane. Oops, turbulence.
Plane lands. Good thing. Cab it to an afternoon Spring Winery Showcase with 55 Degrees Wine Company. That’s right, working it on a Sunday, along with some new Italian friends and in a beautiful room with some of the best Classic Rock I've heard in a long time ( The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was just down the street).
This has been a long-ass day – so y’all get the slide show. Good news is we all love what we do, exposing more people to Italian wine. So have a good luck, see if you recognize anyone. I’ll be in Ohio this week doing this over and over again. Monday in Columbus. Tuesday in Cincinnati. Come see us. Good times.
|Michele Scamacca - Italian Wine Selections|
|Giorgia Tontodonati and Taliano Luciano - Az.Agr. Montaribaldi|
|Alessandro de Renzis Sonnino - Castello Sonnino|
|Andrea Cragnotti - Corte alla Flora in Montepulciano|
|Natalie Oliveros of La Fiorita (Montalcino) in deep discussion with wine lover|
|Event organizer Alfred (Fredo) Laudato (L) and friends taking a photo break|
|Dan Hammer (R) with Cocchi Americano and Cocchi Vermouth|
|At the end of the day - kicking back with a bucket of Menabrea|
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