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Sicilian Roots

Local lawyer, Tommy Spina uncorks his family’s heritage. 

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

Local criminal defense lawyer, Tommy Spina got into the wine importing business by happenstance. While traveling to Sicily to research his family history, his cousin Marco Spina suggested Tommy bring the Sicilian wines to America. Afterwards the two men along with other family members and friends formed Sam Spina Importing Company, with locations in Birmingham and Palermo.


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