The 5th annual Slow Wine event in New York, held this year on February 3rd at NYC's Highline Ballroom, will commence with a joint press conference with the Italian Trade Commission to kick off VINO Italian Wine Week (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.) followed by a walk-around trade tasting (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) and a consumer event in the evening (from 7 p.m. – 10:00)...

Southern Italy has been producing wine for 4000 years. Yet the wines from Italy's southern regions are not household names like their cousins from Tuscany and Piedmont. All this may be changing. For a very long time, southern grapes were sent to Northern Italy and Southern France as blends for many of their wines. Now a new group of young vint...

Bice Peruzzi, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati presented her findings at the 2016 Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classics Studies Annual Meeting in San Francisco recently. Bice was studying the burial practices of people who were thought to have inhabited the Central Apulian region, south of Italian peninsula, bet...

January 21, 2016 - Thursday 7:30 PM - Cork and Fork - 1522 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005. Currently Italy's wine classification system has four categories. In descending "quality" order they are: DOCG (e.g. Controlled and Guaranteed Origin Denomination), DOC (Controlled Origin Denomination), IGT (Protected Geographic Indicatio...

by Elisa Poli   Not only the beloved Prosecco, Barolo and Brunello and Super Tuscans or Barbaresco: Italy and its wineries are present in the American market with less famous labels but still high quality.   Here's the advice of Max Cochetti from La Cieca di Milano wine shop (www.lacieca.it), on learning how to escape from the usual g...

  WTI Magazine #75    2016 January 18Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   Welcome to 2016! For the beginning of this new year we tackle some of the lesser discovered regions of Italy and they're all to the south starting with Basilicata. I've always appreciated al...

Terlato Wines has reached a long-term agreement with Italy's Collis-Riondo to become the exclusive U.S. marketer of Riondo Spago Nero Prosecco. The pact gives Terlato one of the most promising brands in the U.S. wine market's hottest category.   Riondo, known for its frizzante style that features apple and pear notes, has quickly become one...

The value of Italian wine exports grew buy an estimated 6 per cent to €5.4 billion in 2015, compared to €5.1 billion in the previous year. However, reduced product availability after 2014's disappointing harvest meant that the volume of wine exports was lower than the year before, reaching just over 20 million hectolitres.   Growth was mainl...

Santa Margherita USA Inc. announces today it is now the exclusive importer of the Santa Margherita wine brand to the United States. This flagship wine brand will be the anchor to a portfolio of diverse and dynamic premium Italian wines imported by Santa Margherita USA Inc.   Over the past 80 years, Santa Margherita has grown into one of the...

by Sam Roberts   Harry F. Mariani, who with his brother made a fortune introducing Americans to Italian wines, first through the chilled, sparkling sweet red Riunite promoted with a ubiquitous slogan, died on Tuesday in Huntington, N.Y. He was 78.   Joe Janish, a spokesman for Banfi Vintners, confirmed the death but did not specify a...