The best deal in town on Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Homemade Italian sausage. A muffaletta sandwich that will last for four lunches. Fans crowd into Jimmy’s Market, a 50-year-old neighborhood institution in East Dallas, at lunchtime and on Saturday mornings. It’s diminutive and funky, shelves crammed with delicacies from Italy and New Jersey and a...

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) successfully launched its first ever Certification Course in USA at Astor Center, in the heart of New York City. After a week of training followed by a final exam held on June 30th, VIA welcomed its 13 new Italian Wine Ambassadors (IWAs). Representing the one and only opportunity for wine professionals to gain e...

Move over, rosé; take a break, prosecco. Aperol is having its moment in the sun this summer. Everyone from Vogue to GQ has hailed the Aperol spritz as the drink of the summer. The cocktail has for decades been popular in Germany and Italy as a light before-dinner cocktail and has made its way to America. Typically made with Aperol, sparkling wine,...

The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee of Southington and grape distributor, Northeast Produce from Hartford, have scheduled the 10th homemade wine (grape only) contest for Saturday, July 29. There is no entry fee. Participants may enter more than one bottle of wine as long as it is a different make of wine or year. It can be either re...

Recently I had the opportunity to partake in an exceptional dining experience that showcased the favorite staples of Sicilian tradition, pairing each dish with a wine that captures the essence of it. The dinner was designed by Bernardo Nolfo, the Sicilian-born owner of Numero 28, a fresh casual eater. Funny thing is, I passed by this restaurant sev...

Who: Vincenzo Montecuollo, wine director at Potente  Background: Growing up in a small coastal town 30 minutes north of Naples, Montecuollo first tasted wine that his father made only for family consumption. At 21, he landed in Bristol, England, where he worked for a Piemontese family and learned to speak English at their restaurant. A trip to Orla...

While most major airlines have long poured Champagne in business class and Air France dabbles with it in economy departing from the United States, sparkling wine has rarely been seen on major US airlines. So it was surprising to see a 187-ml. bottle of Avissi Prosecco, it on its inaugural voyage on 1 June, on a trip to New York. The fact that steer...

IT’S OFFICIAL: The fourth annual Taste of Italy Houston wine and food fair will be held on Sunday (trade) and Monday (trade, media, and consumers), January 28-29, 2018. And many of the exhibitors will also be presenting their products and meeting with trade members at the Savor Italy event to be held in Los Angeles on January 25-26 (click here for...

È New York l’obiettivo principale del vino italiano per la fine di giugno, con due appuntamenti targati Vinitaly International. Si parte con il Summer Fancy Food Show (25-27 giugno) e il Wine bar realizzato da Vinitaly International nell’ambito del progetto di promozione del made in Italy supportato dal Mise e Ice. Una quarantina le aziende made in...

The Italian Government’s “Made in Italy” campaign is under threat of being scrapped. Far from being a recipe for success, the initiative, which aimed to distinguish genuine Italian products from fake goods and snatch back billions of Euros in lost sales from goods masquerading as Italian products, has caused bitter division among food producers. A...