Get into the spirit of Italy at Festa Italiana. Scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, this annual event is designed to bring the community together through the finest food, activities and entertainment of the Italian culture. One of the many areas celebrating Italian heritage – sip, dip and stroll...

The Italians go crazy for them – and it's easy to see why. Here, The Local's Patrick Browne gives you the lowdown on one of Italy's most treasured rituals: the aperitivo. They are long leisurely affairs to be undertaken with friends in early or late evening, the food is usually more than decent and they are affordable even on the most meagre of bud...

Vermentino is a grape that can be found in a number of regions within Italy and as if it's not hard enough to learn about all the indigenous grapes of Italy, but in certain regions it is known under a different name. This grape can be found in Tuscany, Piedmont where it's known as Favorita, Sardinia and Liguria where it's known as Pigato.

June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Today we begin a new series of wine, beer and spirits recommendations, in no small part because my review shelf is starting to bow under the weight of multiple bottles, and I know you could always use some good drinking advice. This week’s products all come from a small-batch liqueur company out of Washington, D.C., called Don Ciccio & Figli. In 18...

Just this week, the Franciacorta New York Festival was held in the historic Redbury Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the 200-member consortium of Franciacorta producers, the event aimed to spread the word about this lesser known sparkling Italian wine through educational seminars and tastings. Open to consumers and the trade, about 35 wineries...

Raddoppia in un anno il turismo enogastronomico in Italia. Oltre 110 milioni di presenze nel 2017, il doppio rispetto al 2016, motivate proprio dal turismo enogastronomico. La loro spesa ha superato i 10 miliardi. Il punto sull’argomento è arrivato da Isnart-Unioncamere, che nel rapporto presentato a Bari all'open day Coldiretti, ha stimato un impa...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...

The afternoon of Saturday June 16th promises to be a very enjoyable one at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle – especially if you are into wines and winemaking!  From 1:00-4:00p.m. the CHC will host History on Tap: Uncorked. Each History on Tap features a unique theme, happy hour libations, and activities inspired by Cleveland’s exce...

Nectar-bright fruit and flowers, bubbly and sweet: Piemonte's famous wines made of the Moscato Bianco grape. But from the glass at my monthly self-imposed lesson on Italian wines at Il Buco and Alimentari e Vineria in downtown Manhattan: indiscriminately mixed herbs; so many floral tones I'm reminded that a blossom's perfume can echo verdant in lea...