Thursday, October 23, 2008

GUGLIELMO'S CORK EQUITY DAY NUMERO XXII -SAT. NOV 1


11/2/08
Well, fellow Blaggatori, the event start slowly. Lorenzo Spivacchi (Larry Spivak) Wine Tasting Manager said that he never had seen it so slow. Then about Noon the people came. Then the rains came. So the people stayed to wait until the rains slacken. More people came and then more rain. Before we knew it we had quite a crowd who didn't want to leave. So we cranked up the music and had a real party. A most succesful event. Thanks for showing everybody. Ivano



******* ***************** EPI ALLUINI (HAPPY HALLOWEEN)





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2008



BOTTLE YOUR OWN RED WINE: GUGLIELMO’S CORK EQUITY DAY #22,SATURDAY, NOVEMEBER 1, 2008 – 10 AM – 3 PM. ‘RAIN OR SHINE.’CORK EQUITY n: Definition: A method of saving big money by getting hands on involvement assisting in the bottling, corking and labeling of your own premium wine. Nearly six thousand wine lovers have turned up at our cellar door on Cork Equity Day looking for a great bottle of wine at a great price. Few have been disappointed! Don’t miss your chance to meet some friends, have some fun, hear some great Italian music, enjoy our complimentary bread and cheese, plus earn access to our Chef's Table featuring or famous grilled sausages with purchase of a case or more.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------




IVANO SAYS: AS USUAL THE ‘OLD RANCERE’ WILL ONCE AGAIN BE PRESENT TO SELL AND SIGN COPIES OF “LA NOSTRA COSTA” (OUR COAST). HE ALSO WILL BRING ALONG HIS ITALIAN 'BOOMA-BOXA', AND WILL PLAY, (AND POSSIBLY SING-ALONG WITH) SOME OLD ITALIAN SONGS AS WELL AS SOME OLD FAVORITES NOT-SO-ITALIAN. COME JOIN ME AT MY TABLE. YOU CAN'T MISS ME. IVNO





TO GET TO THE WINERY FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:









GUGLIELMO'S 1480 EAST MAIN AVENUEMORGAN HILL, CA 95037(408) 779-3166 http://www.guglielmowinery.com/DIRECTIONS: FROM SAN JOSE TAKE HWY 101 TO E.DUNNE AVE OFF RAMP. TURN LEFT ON E.DUNNE AVE. PROCEED ACROSS HWY 101 OVER-PASS TO CONDIT RD.(2ND STOP LIGHT). TURN LEFT ON CONDIT RD AN PROCEED NORTH 0.8MI TO E.MAIN AVE.(NEXT STOP LIGHT). TURN RIGHT ON E.MAIN AVE. AND PROCEED APPROXIMATELY 1/2MI TO WINERY ON YOUR RIGHT. (LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL IS ACROSS THE STREET.)------


FROM: SANTA CRUZ-WATSONVILLE-SALINAS-GILROY, GET ON HWY 101 AND PROCEED NORTH TO E.DUNNE AVE. OFF RAMP. TURN RIGHT ON E. DUNNE AVE TO CONDIT RD (FIRST STOP LIGHT). TURN LEFT ON CONDIT RD. AND PROCEED NORTH 0.8MI TO E.MAIN AVE.(NEXT STOP LIGHT.) TURN RIGHT ON E.MAIN AVE. AND PROCEED ABOUT 1/2 MILE TO THE WINERY ON YOUR RIGHT.
BUONA FORTUNA E SEMPRE AVANTI. IVANO

8 comments:

gino campioni said...

Ciao Ivano,

Great photo on your blog today. How did you get those two animal actors to pose like that?

Congratulations on your correct spelling of "Epi Alluini". That's perfect Itanglish. Not so for your spelling of "La Slida". An Italian would pronounce that, "SLEEda". Correct Itanglish is "La Slaida".

Owbow an Alluini story about Baffi? I don't remember if I told you this one:

In October, 1939 we had recently moved into the house on Bay Street. That Halloween night we heard a loud drumming on the windows of our dinette. That scared me to death! (I was 5 years old) Someone had waxed many of the 20 glass panes of that window.

The next year, while in the first grade, I learned about Halloween and told my parents about it. Apparently, that did not pacify my father about the window incident. He cut a stout stick from a tree, and made it into a sort of quarter-staff, a la Robin Hood. He kept it ready behind one of the porch pillars.

That Halloween, lurking in the blackness between the two houses, he waited. When a large figure appeared, and raised a hand toward the window, Baffi grabbed the staff and gave a terrific whack! The fellow ran up the street, yelping: "OH. My BACK! My BACK!" Oddly, that event was never repeated again.

Saluti, Gino (I still don't like Halloween)

Luciana Bianchi Cavalleri said...

che buffa e splendida foto!
(Buon halloween!)

Un saluto da Como (I)

Luciana - comoinpoesia.com

Ivano Franco Comelli said...

Luciana: Epi Alluini (See Gino's Itanglish Dictionary - March 2007 Archives). Grazie per tu commento.
Saluti della America e la "Costa Severa" de Santa Croce. Con Un Bacin d'mor. Ivano

BTW Blaggatori: To view an exceptional Blog(s), 'clicca' on Luciana's photo above. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Saratoga Sam said...

ivano: Referring to your article: Can't this woman get anything right. It's King Abdulla II of Jordan, not King Hussein II. I guess she just can't get OB out of her mind. SS

Luciana Bianchi Cavalleri said...

Grazie..."Epi Alluini" anche a tutti voi!
Luciana - www.comoinpoesia.com

ivano said...

Saratoga Sam: Nice to hear from you. You must be referring to the Santa Cruz Museum Presentation artcle. You are correct it is King Adulla II of Jordon, not King Hussein II. You must remember that the article was written in "tongue n'cheek" fashion. Even so, when dealing in "foreign affairs" names get jumbled.

guglielmo's said...

Dear Ivano Franco,

Don't forget our Cork Equity Event coming up November 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Our winemakers have put together a delicious blend of Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sangiovese. Please drop by the winery before November 1st and try a taste of this very special blend. You can get more info about the Cork Equity Event by pasting or clicking on this link - http://www.guglielmowinery.com/cork-equity.htm


The Guglielmo Wine Group Folks

Ivano Franco Comelli said...

Comment on business card posted:

Those of you who have read "La Nostra Costa", already know that the photo in the background is of the "Old Carrettone" our family car from 1937 to 1949 (the photo appears in the book). What you might not know is that the photo was taken by John Battistini, who owned John Battistini Insurance in Santa Cruz. The damage on the side of the car was caused by a collision with another vehicle on the Coast Road,c. 1948 (LNC. P.294). If you look closely you can see Bronco, my father, behind the wheel. BTW: The car was a 1934 Lafayette, manufactured by the Lafayette Motor Co. The company was later taken over by Nash Motor Company. ivno