Eat, Pray, Love…..

The Julia Roberts film is a feast for the eyes, the senses, and the heart. See it and then go to a great dinner feast!

I love the scene in the film in which Liz (Julie Roberts) has lunch with a group of her new friends in Italy. She orders their meal and revels in the beauty of the exotic foreign language as it slips off her tongue. When the Italians tell Liz, about the Italian art of "La dolce far niente" - the sweetness of doing nothing... Liz embraces the pleasure of good friends, good food, and good wine.

Regardless of how you feel about the movie, “Eat Pray Love” will make you want to head out for wine and pasta with your friends afterward. Any excuse will do, and this is a good one!

Our choice for your mini-escape to Italy would be this delicious Monte Antico! Wine Spectator added this affordable Super Tuscan to its "2009 Top 100" list. The wine is a delicious red-blend (85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. In the glass, expect aromas of black cherry, earthy notes, licorice and dried herbs, and taste plum, currants, cedar and spice on the palate. Ahhhh, delicious!

Drink it with grilled steaks, teri-beef or ribs, huli-huli chicken, risotto, pasta dishes and even pizza... Or sip and enjouy with some artisan cheese… a nice Parmigiano Reggiano, a Caciotta Tartufo or a nice Aged Gouda..., But most of all, drink it with friends…..and enjoy "La dolce far niente."

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