Like high-waist pants, lambrusco lends credence to the theory that if you wait long enough, everything will come back into fashion. In lambrusco’s case, the resurgence took about 40 years. Maybe you’re old enough to remember the first big splash. Long before prosecco captured North American hearts, lambrusco was the Italian fizz of choice. It had m...

Searching for value, variety and excitement in wine? Look to Italy — or so says Daniele Cernilli. He is the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2017,” and a longtime champion of the wines of his native country. The Roman was one of the founding editors of Gambero Rosso, the leading Italian food and wine magazine that grew out of the Slow...

It’s an exciting month for us as we explore nebbiolo throughout all regions of Italy. The name nebbiolo is derived from the Piemontese word for nebbia, meaning fog. It derives from the fog that comes down from the mountains and roles over the Po Valley helping with the ripening of these grapes.

Italian Wine Podcast: Cin Cin with Italian Wine People, the podcasting project which showcases the unique Italian wine-making tradition in conversation with some of its key protagonists, was finally launched this week with the publication of the first of 13 series of interview carried out during OperaWine 2016. Wine writer Monty Waldin interviewed...

Con il benvenuto ufficiale della Console Generale d'Italia, la Dott.ssa Elena Sgarbi, del Commissario italiano per il Commercio Estero in Texas (ICE), il dott. Carlo Bocchi e del Presidente della Italia-America Chamber of Commerce del Texas (IACC), il Dott. Brando Ballerini, si è ufficialmente aperto Domenica 5 Marzo a Houston in Texas il “Taste of...

The charm in the old Italian restaurant of a short, fat bottle of wine that’s covered in straw is undeniable for many Americans of a certain age. The wine inside of that iconic Italian imagery, unfortunately, didn’t do the great Chianti wines of today any favors. Chianti is the most-recognizable red wine of Italy. It’s a table wine and a fine wine...

When in Rome, do as the Romans do” is one of those maxims that tends to come in handy wherever you go, but it’s especially informative in Italy where local festivals, seasonal eating, and a more relaxed pace of life are important parts of the culture. You can certainly visit without adopting any local habits and customs during your stay, but we don...

A wine seminar I attended in New York recently, focused on Barolo and Barbaresco. The Master Class instructor was Ian D’Agata, the director of the Rome-based International Wine Academy that he started in 2002. For over 25 years D’Agata has written about wine and is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious award for “Best Young Italian Wine Journalist....

A quick glance across the room and it looks as if Al Pacino is standing in front of a map of Italy's Piedmont region, pointing to the unique hillside vineyards where some of the world's most majestic and monolithic wines are made. The Italian's hair is longish, tousled, salt-and-pepper, the same as his scraggly beard. His face is warm, inviting and...

Current import statistics reveal the robust position of Italian wines in the United States. In 2016, Italy, the world's leading wine producer, accounted for 32.4% of the market share of imported wine in the U.S., representing nearly $1.8 billion in sales (6% increase vs. 2015), according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Italy maintained its posi...