This month we are celebrating a Chianti extravaganza. Having toured this area of Tuscany many times before I was excited to write about the area and one of my favorite Italian grapes, sangiovese. One of my fellow Italian wine lovers, Katarina of Grapevine Adventures, introduced me to Matteo and Nicola Cantoni of Fattoria Fibbiano, the sons of found...

Giowine—'The Italian Link to the Americas'—is targeting the cruise industry with its selection of fine Italian wines, featuring just one top producer from each region. 'Giowine is not a broker,' Miami-based VP Ricardo March stressed. Instead, the company sees itself as an ambassador of Italian wine and culture. The Italian lifestyle revolves aroun...

La missione della delegazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia a New York è cominciata nel segno dell’enogastronomia con una serie di appuntamenti da Eataly Downtown a New York. La delegazione è composta da: Debora Serracchiani - presidente della Regione FVG; Cristiano Shaurli - assessore alle Risorse agricole e forestali della Regione FVG; Carlo Fortuna...

Una maratona dal sapore epicureo, un pranzo tutto siciliano nel cuore di Manhattan a New York. Con le bellezze culinarie e le pietanze tipiche della Sicilia, preparate dallo Chef Salvatore Fraterrigo, a fare le veci del padrone di casa, e l’accompagnamento di nove vini di eccellente qualità, targati Firriato. Giovedì 2 novembre, presso la Gastronom...

The ancient Greeks believed that civilization required olive oil and wine. So not surprisingly as early as the 8th century B.C., the Greeks cultivated olive trees and grapes in their colonies in what today are the southern Italian provinces of Calabria and Sicily. The regions' mild Mediterranean climate and infertile rocky soils offered ideal growi...

National Italian wine importer, Santa Margherita USA Inc., has announced the release of three sparkling wines. Two bottlings, their Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG, and Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé, re-enter the marketplace with a redesigned bottle, label and communications campaign, "Uncork Extraordinary". Their third, Santa Margh...

The Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles announces the Second Annual World Week of Italian Cuisine (November 13-19), an initiative of the Italian Government to support abroad the quality Italian cuisine of the Mediterranean Diet, highlighting sustainability, food security, education, biodiversity. Coordinated by the Consulate, the LA program i...

The World Week of Italian Cuisine reaches its second edition with the aim of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. In the USA the second edition will take place from November 13 to November 19, 2017 under the sign of quality, sustainability, culture, food secu...

LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Sicily's Tornatore wines in the United States, effective January 1, 2018.  Tornatore is the latest addition to LUX Wines, a growing portfolio of elite brands fr...

If dining at restaurants seems too expensive or if you wish to spend more of your time doing other things, then head for a grocery store (alimentari) or supermarket. This way you’ll get everything you need for a quick and simple picnic or a meal on the go, with more time to experience exciting Italian works of art and culture. In Italy alimentari a...