My friend Cristian Specogna (below), one of the Italian winemakers I admire most, turned 30 yesterday.
To mark the occasion, his fiancée Violetta asked friends from around the world to share video wishes. And so I made him this musication, as we call it in the Parzen family (above).
Happy birthday, Cristian! Now more than ever, the world needs honest, earnest, and genuine growers like you. In your three decades on earth, you’ve accomplished so much, often in the face of adversity. I’m looking forward to the next chapters and the many delicious wines I know you will share with us.
And I wish you and Violetta a lifetime of joy and prosperity.
Happy Easter, everyone… Have a great holiday and see you next week.