If you live in Italy you cannot have an Italian Christmas without nougat. Nougat is always linked to a day of celebration, the joy of being together, to share the pleasure of a delicious dessert.
The “enjoyable bottle” was always a ritual that opened the Christmas dinner, the toast of the New Year, the Easter lunch and all birthday celebrations. On these occasions, my grandfather secretly let me wet my lips with his glass, so that I could participate with all relatives in the toast to open lunch.
Authors like Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman champion intelligent eating that will help us all live longer. I wonder, though, when those guys sit down to a meal with wine, do they drink organic? I’d like to think so. Laura Klein, publisher of Organic Authority, told me that people who eat organically would also be likely to drink organic, natural or sustainably-produced wine.