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Italian proverbs 101: The first in a new series of proverbs on food and wine

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In Italian, they say: Nella botte piccola ci sta il vin buono.

In other words: Good wine comes in small barrels.

It’s kind of like the English expression: Good things come in small packages.

But it also reflects the fact that some of the best wines in the world are made in smaller barrels as opposed to larger ones.

Dessert wines, in particular, once coveted as the best wines, are almost always aged in small barrels (and that’s probably where the saying comes from).

This is the first in our series of posts on Italian proverbs relating to food and wine. Stay tuned for more!

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