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...

It’s called the Kobrand Tour d’Italia, and it is, in my opinion, one of the most ambitious wine and food experiences attempted in the 20-plus years that I’ve lived in Kansas City. It begins in the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, with a trade tasting featuring eight Italian wineries and their principals and some 70 wines. That’s impressive, but li...

Italy is set to retain its position as the world's top wine producer, according to the Unione Italiana Vini (UIV) and research organisation ISMEA. The data was reported by Italian news agency ANSA. Although Italian production has decreased by 26.1% in 2017, with this year's harvest estimated to be 40 million hectolitres, this figure still exceeds p...

Get a taste of Italy with Kathy Occhipinti in her presentation, “Sicily & Wine throughout the Ages” at Chillicothe Public Library on Sept. 14. Attendees will discover the ancient grape varieties in the Sicilian provinces of Agrigento and Messina that are revolutionizing the way Sicilian wine is viewed throughout the world, and learn about the wine...

The Italian American Cultural Club is planning its fall “Festa Del Vino”on Nov. 3. Chairman Todd Piergallini stated three regions of Italy will be represented at the event along with wines of the respective regions. Along with the wine tasting, the evening will include Italian food, desserts, door prizes, Italian auctions and a silent auction. The...

Il rafforzamento dell’Euro pesa sulle esportazioni negli Stati Uniti dove è stato raggiunto il record storico per l’agroalimentare Made in Italy con un aumento del 7% nel 2017,rispetto allo scorso anno. È quanto emerge da una analisi della Coldiretti sulla base dei dati Istat relativi ai primi cinque mesi dell’anno.  Gli Stati Uniti - sottolinea la...