Each bottle of Foss Marai is a masterpiece in a glass; elegance on a stem. Their philosophy is leniter in itinere — traveling slowly. Their history is one of knowledge, experiments and renewal. Each and every product is conceived as a work of art, and the catalogue of the labels represents a collection of jewels with unique qualities. Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is a magnificent area, but difficult to cultivate. For many years, winegrowers have tilled the hills, inch by inch, to make the soil more suitable, looking after their beloved vineyards with their own hands. In this region, the art of wine growing has become perfectly integrated and superbly developed in harmony with the particular geographic, physical and climatic aspects of the landscape, leading to a sort of co-evolution between mankind and the land. “Falling in love with the territory marks the beginning of our voyage,” says the Foss Marai team. “A place where past and present come together. Authentic passion is generously reciprocated by the land, with all the perfumes and fruity flavors of the grapes. Our path continues, amidst foresight and creativity. It starts off in Guia and goes around the world, becoming an ambassador for Italian taste and style.”; FossMarai.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.