Pairing food with wine can be daunting. On the one hand, there’s science. Those who take that route will pore over acid matches and all that. But in the simplest terms, the best way to pair foods and wines is to remember one helpful rhyme: what grows together goes together. Translation? Eat foods grown and prepared in the same geographic areas as y...

You have probably already heard the stories or seen the pics of Jay-Z and Beyoncé pouring large bottles of Champagne into hot tubs and onto club-goers. The now-iconic Armand de Brignac “Ace of Spades” Champagne, which is owned by Jay-Z and retails for $300 a bottle, is not your average Wednesday-night, takeout-and-Netflix wine. It’s oversized and s...

Experience an authentic Italian summer at Piazza d'Estate, our lively Italian square featuring seasonal bites, refreshing cocktails, and chilled wines. Summer has officially taken over Eataly NYC Flatiron La Piazza, our jovial Italian square located in the heart of our marketplace, with Piazza d'Estate! The seasonal take over features an all-new me...

One thousand feet above Washington's Columbia Valley, the highest reaches of dusty Snipes Mountain lie beneath river stones, vineyards staked incongrously in a mix of arid earth and the water-rounded rocks of gemlike beauty and crayon-color variation that winegrowers here call cobblestones. Less than than seven inches of rain fall on them every yea...

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...