Fancy a glass of chilled, fizzy, acidic red wine? I suspect not. It doesn’t sound very enticing, particularly on a cold February day. As one who finds it hard to love that Australian speciality, sparkling (red) Shiraz, until recently I have always avoided Lambrusco like the plague. Lambrusco is a sweet, red, fizzy wine that weaned a generation of A...

1.500 incontri B2B con 600 imprese italiane, oltre 65 buyer esteri selezionati, 3.000 influencer e circa 450.000 appassionati ed esperti di cibo coinvolti in oltre 90 eventi: sono questi i numeri del progetto “True Italian Taste” che da due anni si pone l’obiettivo di educare i mercati di tutto il mondo al vero Made in Italy. La campagna è partita...

The secret ingredient in today's quality Italian wines is a man named Luigi Veronelli. Born on this day in 1926, in Milan, capital city of Italy's Lombardy region, Veronelli was to become one of the world's greatest wine thinkers. Drinker, intellectual, TV personality, he was also publisher, magazine editor (that the three titles he launched in 195...

Within the great Italian food industry, Tuscan products represent a further worldwide-acclaimed added value. The popularity of Tuscan products even beyond the national territory is confirmed by the steady growth of its exports. In the 2006-2016 decade, exports of food and beverage products increased respectively by 20 and 24% (data provided by Irpe...

Canton's Gervasi Vineyard has announced plans to expand its 55-acre, Tuscany-inspired combined winery and resort with a new luxury boutique hotel and distillery. Construction of the two-building expansion is expected to begin this spring, with the projects completed in either late 2018 or early 2019. The winery opened in 2010. The sprawling propert...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

There is something a careful traveler would not miss: in every corner of the planet, it seems Italian food is considered a byword for quality and taste. Nomisma’s forecast of Italy’s agri-food exports for 2017 seems to confirm this trend: a 6% growth compared to 2016. This figure has also been confirmed by the Foreign Trade Institute, which recorde...

Santa Margherita USA, a national wine importer, has announced the addition of two Italian wineries to their portfolio; Cà Maiol of Lombardy and Cantina Mesa of Sardinia. These two wineries join the company's stable of wine producers, which now number ten in total.  The addition of these wineries to Santa Margherita USA's parent company, Santa Margh...

As we celebrate leading women in the wine industry this week during NH Wine Week, it’s fitting to recognize Marilisa Allegrini, an Italian leading lady of wine. The Allegrini family roots date back to the 16th century and it is one of the most prominent wine producers in Italy today. Marilisa Allegrini, a sixth-generation member of the family, beca...

There has never been a better time to get into bubbles. Sommeliers almost universally love Champagne, and, across America, our collective thirst for Proseccois growing at record speed. Sales of Prosecco are expected to surpass both rosé wineand “discounted Champagne” by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. This presents a compelling ca...