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Another favorite Italian wine proverb…

The other day, we posted about one of our favorite Italian “wine proverbs.” Here’s the link.

And here’s another one:

Non si può avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca.

Literally, it means: you can’t have a cask full [of wine] and a drunk wife [at the same time].

It’s the way Italians say, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

Stay tuned for more Italian wine proverbs in coming weeks! And buon weekend! Have a great weekend!

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

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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