The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual Wine Making Festival will move its Italian food and grape stomping to Fingerlakes Mall this year. The event, which previously took place on the State Street mall in downtown Auburn, will instead be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the food court of the mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Au...

The Marche, tucked behind the knee of the Italian boot, is enviably graced with a sweep of Adriatic coastline and a sheltering ridge of inland peaks. East-west river valleys channel cool sea air over plains and up into rolling Apennine foothills. Altitude, exposition and soil type angle and shift as you move inland, giving rise to an impressive arr...

Mionetto USA is proud to announce the third annual 'Pink Cork for the Cause,' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October. The innovative charitable program, which began in 2015, aims to drive awareness and support research. The program launches September 1 and is in effect until October 31, featuring pink corks hidden in promotional bo...

The ninth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food, wine, and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 14 in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases the region’s top restaurants, and award-winning wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, an...

On September 20th we will meet at our normal location, Favazza’s Banquet Center. In addition to our normal wines from Favazza’s, the dinner will be accompanied by a tasting of wines hand selected by our presenter that evening, Luciano Racca. Luciano is a co-owner of Raineri vineyard in Piemonte, Italy. He will speak to us about each of the wines as...

I love the alpine regions of Italy. I've been lucky to visit a few of them and the scenery is stunning with the background of the dramatic mountain ranges including the Dolomites, Monte Bianco, the Appenines and more. Back in early 2015 I visited the Trentino-Alto Adige region for the first time and journeyed from Verona via train to the town of Tr...

Calling all adventurous drinkers—you can now sip your favorite Italian wines from the comfort of a cave. Earlier this summer, wine lover Gian Paolo Buziol debuted his Enoteca dai Tosi project, a winery in the mountains in the city of Matera, a three-hour drive from Naples. According to Trendland, the concept stems from a contest Buziol ran in 2016,...

You’d expect to get a little passionate when talking about Italian wines. Cernilli’s new book, “The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017,” is a thorough examination of the labels in Italy’s 21 major wine-producing regions. He and an army of contributors have produced a scholarly yet lively 581-page tome that’s an indispensible addition to any wine l...

Attention Barbera fans; just in case you haven’t heard and you thought you missed it, the popular foothill Barbera Festival has moved to September and is coming up on Sept. 16. One of Amador County’s premier events, the event is held at Terra d’Oro Winery at 20680 Shenandoah School Road outside Plymouth, right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley....

After eight long years and several setbacks on the official opening date, Piazza Del Dotto has finally opened to the public for tastings and food pairings — fittingly on the 20-year anniversary of the Del Dotto family’s wine journey. Proprietor Dave Del Dotto is calling the family’s third winery “the gateway property to Napa Valley,” as it’s the f...