Snowstorm in Barbaresco!

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Sunday we got 16 inches of heavy wet snow. Up until now it has been an unusually mild winter. Monday school was closed and most people stayed home from work. Now it's Tuesday and snowing again.
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Our neighbor trying to get his car out on Monday.
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We will never get used to seeing umbrellas used for snow, though it's the norm here.
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View of Neive from Bricco San Giuliano. The snow is very good for the vines as the water melts slowly into the ground compared to rain which runs off too quickly to be absorbed deeply into the soil.
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This January we finally made it to Puglia in the south of Italy. It was a completely different Italy than we have known to date. Puglia has a big Greek influence and many different landscapes to choose from. The photo above is the village of Peschici on the Promontorio Gargano in Northern Puglia. To see more photos of our trip check this out.
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While we were there we had to check out some wineries. This is the Alberto Longo winery in Lucera, just north of Foggia.Puglia 1227Puglia 1226 (1)Puglia 1225 (1)