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Passion on the Vine: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780767926089
Author(s): Sergio Esposito
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Broadway Books
Dimensions: 130 x 201 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 284

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As a young child in Naples, Italy, Sergio Esposito sat at his kitchen table observing the daily ritual of his large, loud family bonding over fresh local dishes and simple country wines. While devouring the rich "bufala" mozzarella, still sopping with milk and salt, and the platters of fresh prosciutto, sliced so thin he could see through it, he absorbed the profound relationship of food, wine, and family in Italian culture.
Growing up in Albany, New York, after emigrating there with his family, he always sat next to his uncle Aldo and sipped from his wineglass during their customary hours-long extended family feasts. Thus, from a very early age, Esposito came to associate wine with the warmth of family, the tastes of his mother's cooking—and, above all, memories of his former life in Italy. When he was in his twenties, he headed for New York and undertook a career in wine, beginning a journey that would culminate in his founding of Italian Wine Merchants, now the leading Italian wine source in America. His career offered him the opportunity to make frequent trips back to Italy to find wine for his clients, to learn the traditions of Italian winemaking, and, in so doing, to rediscover the Italian way of life he'd left behind.
"Passion on the Vine "is Esposito's intimate and evocative memoir of his colorful family life in Italy, his abrupt transition t Please click here to ask a question
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