Happy New Year — 2017!

Couldn’t put our hands on any black-eyed peas (it’s a southern thang), so shifted gears a bit: lentil / chickpea veggie burgers with melted onions on homemade brioche buns. Served with chips, homemade hummus, and a local “red” beer! Buon capo d’anno, cari amici!

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Lovely Gazebo Lights

Everything Luigina plans and people like Mimmo do in the garden here at the farm seems to turn out amazing. Check out the new lights in the gazebo!

These are super fun, completely reasonable, and energy smart (i.e., LED). We really love them! Thanks, Luigina and Mimmo!

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The Little Pecorino Harvest

This year we decided to pluck a few crates of pecorino to make some house wine. It’s the first time we’ve attempted pecorino; white wines generally are a little trickier to pull off because of tighter temperature requirements.

With the help of Natalia B, we pulled ten crates of the best clusters we could find. Then we crushed and destemmed them, and the girls (Sweet Baby G and Natalia) stomped on them for good measure. After a very light pressing, we sent the juice by food grade hose down to the basement for fermentation.

The juice is almost done turning into wine, and based on the taste I had last night it should be pretty tasty! When are you coming to try a glass?!?

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Bottling the 2015 Red

It’s time to put the red wine to bed in their bottles. This was the 2015 montepulciano d’abruzzo. Sadly, we didn’t make that much of it — maybe 130 bottles or so. But happily, we had lots of help from our good friends Ian, Susan, and Natalia.

Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to taste it and they’ll come back and help with the 2016!

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German TV Visits Tutto Doppio!

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Our buddies, the Travelling Weasels (aka Laura and Tanbay) scored a long piece on the German television station RTL. You’ll get a peek inside the house, some cute shots of the pets, and a quick stroll through our beloved Ripatransone. Oh, and you’ll also see some shots of pictures (meta, I know) of my super hot Sweet Baby G!  Check it out!

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The Finer Things!

Our good friend Larry Finer managed a side trip to the farm as part of his week long trip to Italy… And he showed up with an INCREDIBLE basket of gifts from the homeland: Ghiardelli chocolate, fancy chocolate chip cookies, and INDIVIDUALLY PACKAGED hand-delivered NYC bagels from Leo’s. Over the top thoughtful!!

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Mc Attack!

It’s always great to see friends and family here at Tutto Doppio! Special thanks to “Coco” and Ethan for rolling out some DELICIOUS pizzas and for help around the farm!!!

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Invasion of the Cannon Family!

Just kidding… we had THE BEST time with our friends from STL! The Cannon family squeezed in a quick visit to Tutto Doppio, between their time in Venice and Pompei. We had just one night with this lovely family, making the most of it with a pizza party.

Hopefully they’ll be back soon!

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