Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk. This is an appointment not to be missed! Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021When: Saturday October 21st 5 – 8 pm Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country...

It is an ambitious project as for the first time 12 leading businesses in the agri-food sector have come together under the same brand to conquer the shelves of large-scale retail shops in the USA. The project Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence has been cleverly outlined by Daniele Cipollina, the founder of the business network, and Paolo Internicola...

A hot and humid rain didn't stop many Delawareans from attending the 14th annual Vendemmia da Vinici Wine and Food Festival Sunday that aims to promote Italian heritage. “[It is all about the] Italian culture,” said Chris Cassar, who was attending Vendemmia for the first time. “It is [also a] great  time to come with friends."   The event in Bellev...

Valpolicella seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Not literally, of course. The vines are still growing there in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, and the bottles are still being filled and shipped. Yet this once ubiquitous wine now seems kind of absent. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, even American children knew of Valpolicella. Comm...

A patchwork of patterns, an undulating green quilt of vineyards sloping and soaring, lifting and pouring: the first time a wine lover sees Barolo his or her heart leaps with the landscape. Barolo the wine I had of course sipped before, but before this summer never had I tasted Barolo the wine region. As an oenophile the omission skirts on the sinfu...

IItalians drink with a purpose. In this wine-soaked country, no dinner is complete without a bottle of vino. But just as important to the Italian way of life is the aperitivo and the digestivo—the typically bitter drinks that precede and conclude a meal. By now, you're undoubtedly an expert at sipping Negronis and spritzes, but with the ever-growin...

Italian sparkling wines have seen an 8.4% growth in revenue and a 6.6% increase in volume in the retail channel during the first seven months of 2017. The figures, taken from an IRI report, confirm the seasonality of the category and the new consumer trends in daily drinking. Overall, the beverage sector, aided by the favourable summer, registered...

UNESCO lists seven cultural practices still playing a part in today’s Italy, including falconry and the Mediterranean Diet, both of which have been discussed in previous articles. The ones quintessentially Italian featured below form part of the country’s living history. They are important not only historically, but form a legacy well worth preserv...

In ancient times, the Italian peninsula was commonly referred to as enotria, or “land of wine,” because of its rich diversity of grape varieties and many acres dedicated to cultivated vines. In more ways than one, Italy became a gigantic nursery and a commercial hub fortuitously positioned at the heart of the Mediterranean for what would become wes...

The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual Wine Making Festival will move its Italian food and grape stomping to Fingerlakes Mall this year. The event, which previously took place on the State Street mall in downtown Auburn, will instead be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the food court of the mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Au...