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Italy's Good Life

Marvin R. Shanken, Thomas Matthews
Issue: October 31, 2009

There’s a reason why people refer to the Italian way of being as “la dolce vita”—the sweet life. Of course people work hard there, and there are problems to solve. But Italians seem to have mastered the art of taking life one day at a time, and enjoying every minute. It’s no wonder then that wine is such an integral part of the Italian lifestyle. Enjoying a glass of wine and a home-cooked meal with family and friends—the Italian way—is guaranteed to reduce stress and increase the pleasure of life. This issue celebrates both Italy and wine: great bottles to open or cellar, great places to visit and great food to enjoy.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 6, 2009.

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