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Our Annual Italy Trip

Our family travels to Italy all of the time – you could say it’s sort of a tradition with us. Last year we decided to create a new tradition and hold an annual ‘Trip to Italy’ sweepstakes for our fans. So now, each Fall, one lucky winner and their guest are invited to join my Mom and me for an amazing culinary adventure through Italy. Last year, Janice and Joe De Angelo (complete coincidence) signed up and won out of over 40,000 entries.

Turns out, Janice and Joe had been planning to go to Italy for their honeymoon , but never got the chance. When the recession hit in the fall of 2009, they tied the knot, but their honeymoon trip had to be cancelled. You can imagine how thrilled we were to be able to show them the country we love and wish them a lifetime of love in the city of love – Venice! We were privileged to invite such an amazing couple into our family during our time together, and introduce them to the people and places where we get some of our premium imported ingredients. After several days together in Bologna, Modena and Venice, we sent Janice and Joe on to Rome and the Amalfy coast for several more days of wining and dining.

We also took a blogger along for the ride – Amanda of www.KevinandAmanda.com – and she took some incredible pictures of the trip. She documented the olive oil tasting in Verona, the Parmigiano Reggiano tour at Casearia di Sant’Anna and the amazing lunch with the family behind Ca’ Madresca Winery. Check out all of her amazing photos on her Facebook page. Here’s a little taste.

Sounds like a great time, doesn’t it? This year, it could be you. We’ll be renting a villa in Tuscany and visiting wineries and hilltop towns dating back more than six centuries. I’m on a mission to find the best that Italy has to offer, so if you’re interested in coming along, you really should enter the sweepstakes. And one other thing…we’ll be visiting a real castle! Check out Castello Banfi, where some of the world’s best wines are made, nurtured and kept in a spectacular cellar that defies description. It’s going to be a wonderful experience. We wish you the very best of luck and hope to be your personal tour guides and hosts for another culinary adventure of a lifetime!

Buona fortuna!

Michael Angelo

    6 Responses

  1. Stew Mahoney says:

    From the picture on the box of the eggplant cutlets it looks like you have changed over to thicker cutlets. Yes thicker cutlets cut down on your processing costs but I have not purchased the new ones because I prefer the thinner cutlets. Thank you for your excellent products.

  2. Norine Carrillo says:

    I love your products. I did not see a date for the drawing. Perhaps I missed it. Can’t wait to go!!

  3. Julia Marie Aliseo says:

    OMG…. That is heaven on earth and probably the best wine !!!

  4. Susan Witt, Texas says:

    I love your products…I subscribe to All You and used a coupon to try and fell in love. I registered for the trip. Never been outside of USA…this would be a dream come true for me. Retired and ready to go!!! LOL

  5. I entered sweepstakes for the trip to Italy. It says Thanks for registering. The sweepstakes is now closed. The winner will be chosen in the near future. Does that mean I am in the drawing or does that mean I am too late. Also can’t find sweepstakes rules and dates to enter and when sweepstakes ends.!!!

    • Unfortunately our “Win a Trip To Italy” sweepstakes is over. The winners have been chosen for our upcoming trip this fall. The dates of the contest were from September 15,2012-November 4, 2012. Stay tuned though, because this year we will have more contests and fun programs to be a part of!

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