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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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What could be more Italian than a hamburger? Say what?

The Classic American Hamburger, one of our country’s truly “national” dishes, served from sea to shining sea.

But in recent years, the hamburger has also found its way across the Atlantic ocean: Today, hamburgers and amburgherie (ahm-BUR-gheh-REE-eh), in other words, hamburger joints, are among the most popular dishes in Italy.

Don’t believe us? Just look at this post from a popular Italian food blog from last year. It offers readers a list of the “best hamburgers in Milan” (and there are many of them!).

Just because we are passionate about Italian food here at Ciao Bello doesn’t mean that we don’t also dabble in American food.

And after all, what could be more Italian than a hamburger?

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