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Member Spotlight–Chris Gulli

Did you know Chris Gulli is a third-generation Cenacolista? Member Spotlight highlights the stories, interests, and larger community engagement of Il Cenacolo’s members throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

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The Wines of Calabria and Puglia

Another “Fifth- Thursday Wine Tasting” In 2022, Ron Fenolio initiated a series of presentations on the wines of Italy to be given at the regular luncheons in the months of the program year that encompass five Thursdays. Each presentation includes tastings of selected wines. He began his tour of the regional wines of Italy with the islands of the Mediterranean, Sicily and Sardinia, and has moved on to the mainland, moving from south to north. This time, Ron reviewed wines of Calabria and Puglia, the “toe” and the “heel” of Italy’s famous boot. He discussed the different grapes, climate conditions, and other factors

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