Wine can be a little off-putting. There’s just so much of it out there. There are Pinots and Merlots and Cab Francs to contend with. There are renowned regions and famous wineries. Then there’s vernacular like the ‘nose,’ legs,’ and ‘finish’ to navigate. It’s a lot to track. The key is to “like what you like” and not apologize for being a neophyte....

There is no Italian wine region that frustrates me more than Lazio (Latium in Latin), an area I know especially well, as it’s where I have spent the majority of my adult life. I say it’s frustrating because, hard as it may be to believe, there is perhaps no other lesser-known wine region in Italy that has more potential for fine winemaking than doe...

Wines from Sardinia — Italy’s other major winemaking island in the Mediterranean, besides Sicily — have been increasingly appearing in retail wine shops and on the wine lists of major restaurants in the U.S. Although this island off of Italy’s west coast, about an hour’s flight from Rome, makes a great variety of wines from native grapes and non-na...

Rejoice wine lovers! US researchers have discovered a large storage jar that predates advent of wine during the Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC). Chemical analysis conducted on ancient pottery could dramatically predate the commencement of winemaking in Italy. This findings, are published in Microchemical Journal, are significant as it's the ea...

Rosé, with its delicate pink hue, is undoubtedly an It drink of summer. #YesWayRosé will never go out of fashion. However, Lambrusco, its underrated fizzy red Italian stepsister, is re-emerging stateside and giving the summery beverage a solid rival. In Emilia-Romagna, one of Italy’s most prized gastronomic treasures, Lambrusco is to Italians as co...

Of course we'd all love to be sitting in a piazza, watching the locals take their evening passagiata while sipping many of Italy's fine wines, but for those of us that can only dream of it right now can still be left with some suggestions to pick up a bottle, close one's eyes and only dream.

Advance tickets are now on sale for three wine tastings that will take place Saturday, Aug. 19 during the third annual Italiano! Italian Festival on Fourth Avenue in downtown Huntington. In the parking lot between the Keith-Albee and Old Village Roaster and the new Fro Yo House, will be a new wine-tasting tent that will feature three separate Ital...

One of my very favourite things about having a career revolving around wine is that I never stop learning. Every tasting I attend, every meeting I have with a winemaker, and every trip in which I participate offers an opportunity to discover something new.  During the past couple of weeks, I’ve travelled through the Piedmont region in northern Ital...

There are two entirely different worlds of Pinot Grigio, and American imbibers are slowly catching on to the better one. True, there is an awful lot of highly indifferent PG sloshing around, and its very success commercially has tainted the reputation of what is, or can be, delectable, mountainside versions. Pinot Grigio, the good stuff, comes from...

Bruno and Josipa Milisic have introduced a new elegant eatery to Wickliffe. Casa Di Vino Winery and Restaurant,at 28932 Euclid Ave., showcases cuisine and culture. “We always wanted to open a fine dining restaurant,” Josipa said. “We came upon this property that has great potential for our dream to come true.”  She said her husband, Bruno, has alwa...