All of our relatives in France, Wales, and Switzerland give names to their houses. In imitation of this fine European tradition, we decided to name our house. When we built our house, we installed a wood-fired pizza oven. Its name is piccolo, so our house is Casa Piccolo. From the seeds, skins and stems of our neighbor, Larry's deChaunac grapes, Louie made grappa. When in Italy add a shot of grappa to your morning coffee, and you have cafe corretto.

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