Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
“Polente, gnocchi, maccheroni, lasagne, tagliatelle, vermicelli, sfogliate, mantegate, tortelli, tortelletti, truffoli, ravioli, stellette, fiadoncelli…”: sono solo alcuni dei tipi di pasta elencati nella “Piazza universale di tutte le professioni del mondo” di Tommaso Garzoni (1549- 1589), buongustaio della parola oltre che della tavola, il quale descrive nelle sue pagine anche il favoloso Paese di Cuccagna (letteralmente “Paese delle torte”) di tradizione medievale.
Nickname: Mon Occupation: Student at Concordia University & working at my mom’s insurance firm, Assurexperts Age: 22 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Teramo, Abruzzo Mom’s side from: Miglierina, Catanzaro, Calabria Speaks: English, Italian & French Raised in: RDP & Laval
Nickname: Lo, La, or Laura Piccolina Occupation: CSR TD Canada Trust Age: 23 of second generation Dad: Grumo Appula, Bari and Mom: Montreal (Polish descent) Speaks: English, French, and Italian Raised in: West Island
Making wine is not a trivial endeavour. To have any chance of achieving a tasty result, one must be organized, well equipped and surrounded by competent people with thoughtful advice, expertise and energy. These dispositions are well known to the “Gerbasi clan”, a tightly knit family who has, for some time, fully embraced old country traditions for reasons that go well beyond nostalgia and parsimony.