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We May Soon Be Wining About Wine Prices!

Bad news for wine lovers… your favourite cheap red could be getting more expensive. The International Vine & Wine Organization (OIV) reports that global wine production in 2017 fell to its lowest levels in 60 years, dropping 8.6 per cent

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$1.50 Will Buy You A Home In Sardinia, But There’s A Catch

Looking to get away from it all? For just €1 (about $1.50), you can buy a Mediterranean country home in Sardinia’s mountainous Barbagia region. Ollolai, the region’s former capital, is selling hundreds of empty homes for next to nothing. Officials

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Italians Want UNESCO To Give Pizza World Heritage Status

Who doesn’t love pizza? You can find it all over the world, but in Italy, the dish has special significance. It’s widely believed that a 19th-century Naples man named Raffaele Esposito invented the modern pizza ‘pie’. Now, more than two

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Mayor Offers To Pay You To Move To His Italian Village

The mayor of the Italian village of Bormida is offering to pay up to 2000 Euro’s in cash to anyone prepared to move there. The current population of Bormida, (in a mountainous region of north-west Italy) is 394 people. The

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Happy Birthday Emma Morano – Born The Year Scott Joplin Debuted The Maple Leaf Rag!

The last known living person who was born in the 19th century is celebrating her 117th birthday today. Emma Morano was born in the village of Civiasco in northern Italy on November 29th, 1899. Her secret to a long life

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Free Wine From A Public Fountain – Only In Italy!

There are so many reasons to book a vacation to Italy… the history, the culture, the scenery, the food, and of course the wine! Tourists visiting the Abruzzo region can now sample wine that flows straight from a public fountain. As Condé Nast Traveler reports,

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