In the wine world, Italy is known for its abundance of indigenous grape varieties - nearly 400. Of all those, sangiovese rises above in quantity, as Italy's most planted variety, and in quality (except for nebbiolo). The sangiovese grape is most responsible for the great wines of Tuscany. The Tuscan hills seem to have been created to nurture this...

Showcasing some of the finest Italian wines and rosé, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) will host an exclusive wine tasting event featuring more than 150 premium wines at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The “Italian Wines and Rosés From Around the World” event will have 15 tables of wines and a...

I had the opportunity to meet owner and winemaker, Anna Muzzolini, of the Azienda Agricola Grillo winery of Friuli at a local wine shop. I was excited about the opportunity because Friuli is a region that isn’t talked about as much as some of the others nor visited as a top tourist destination adding to it's uniqueness. If you’re not familiar with...

The Italian Trade Agency (“ITA”) is a governmental entity with diplomatic status which promotes the internationalization of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ITA provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies. In addition to its headquarters in Rome, ITA operates...

When it comes to bright, light, and refreshing white wine from Italy for summer sipping, the first grape that comes to mind is Pinot Grigio. The best examples typically come from Northern Italy and offer pure stone fruit flavors and tingly acidity. But these wines aren't the only refreshing Italian whites. I recently had lunch with winemakers Andre...

Mantiene le sue posizioni l'export vinicolo italiano verso gli Usa che, nel primo trimestre dell'anno, ha fatto registrare un aumento del 1,3% in quantità e del 1,5% in valore. A rivelarlo sono i dati dell'Italian Wine & Food Institute. Ed è positivo l'andamento complessivo del mercato di importazione americano, che nei primi tre mesi dell'anno ha...

Italian food exports have seen record growth of 10% since the start of 2017, according to farmers association Coldiretti, quoting on Istat data. Last year, the most popular Italian foodstuff abroad was wine, with a value of €5.6 billion, followed by fresh and processed fruit (€4.6 billion), fresh and processed vegetables (€3.7 billion), from animal...

A shipment of Exton Park will make its way to Modena, following a successful trade mission to Italy which resulted in a listing with family-owned importer Premiere Italia, following feedback from customers to its annual trade tasting. The reaction by Italian trade customers to its English sparkling wines was “phenomenal”, according to Kit Ellen, Ex...

In a nation that has pride in its cuisine, no region is more noted for its agricultural products and culinary traditions than Emilia-Romagna. Prosciutto di Parma and artisanal Balsamica di Modena. Culatello from Zibello and the pancetta of Piacenza. Borgataro’s unique mushrooms and Altelo’s asparagus. Even Coppia, a bread made in Faenza, is among 3...

This innovative bar is the place for avocado everything: smoothies, salads and, yes, toast. Francesco Brachetti, a native of Florence, Italy, fell for avocados while living in Mexico. “They’re tasty and healthy, and I ate them every day,” he said. “We didn’t have them in Italy.” He persuaded a cousin, the chef Alberto Gramini, also from Florence, a...