by Susan Nelson The year is 115 AD, with Imperial Rome at the height of its power. The Commissatio is just beginning. Banquets were commonly hosted by an upper class couple in their villa, with several guests invited to partake of delectable feasting and conversation.   Let me explain the commissatio as a cheerful game of toasts, after the...

by Mitch Frank Harry Mariani, the former president of Banfi Vintners who helped introduce many Americans to Italian wine, died Jan. 5 in Huntington, N.Y. He was 78. Working with his older brother John, Mariani built their family wine import firm into a major player beginning in the 1970s and '80s with a sparkling red Lambrusco called Riunite....

by Emanuele Scarci   According to Federalimentare's (the industry's association) research center, food export has grown by 7% reaching €21.2 billion in the first nine months of 2015, showing a significant stabilization after the +7.3% of the first eight months and the +6.8% of the first seven months. Wine is still leading the way of Ita...

by Ray Isle Helen Bacigalupi has overseen one of Sonoma's defining vineyards for 50 years. Here, she talks to F&W's Ray Isle about the old days of prune farms and dollar-a-gallon zin, and her family's thrilling new winemaking project. What was the Russian River like back in 1956, when you and your husband first moved here?Everything was prune...

by Mike Dunne   While Champagne is the most popular wine with which to toast significant milestones like the start of a new year, other sparkling wines are gaining enthusiastic followings in the United States. They are apt to be from Australia, Chile, Spain or somewhere else, including California, which is yielding many of the best barg...

L'azienda di Conegliano Masottina è la protagonista del format "Sip Some Prosecco" trasmesso dal canale televisivo americano "Wine Channel Tv", seguito da un pubblico di oltre 15 milioni di persone. Un'intera puntata dedicata al territorio di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, eletta Città Europea del vino per il 2016, e alla città simbolo per arte, cultura...

by Emanuele Scarci   After 36 years, wine producer Santa Margherita tackles the huge US market with its own importing and distribution company, which will start operations next January. "We have been preparing for this for the past five years, said Gaetano Marzotto, chairman of the Santa Margherita group.   "The American company...

Impiegata nella sanità pubblica, Mary McAuley ha due passioni, il vino e la buona cucina. Abbandonata l'idea di aprire un ristorante, per i costi troppo alti, decide di inventarsi un vino ideale per occasioni speciali come grigliate di pesce con amici. Dalla sua idea nasce Clambake Chardonnay ed è subito successo: in due anni 2000 casse di vino ven...

Zonin USA, Inc., a subsidiary of ZONIN1821, the largest privately owned vine growing and winemaking company in Italy, announced today that it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Charlottesville, Virginia to Miami, Florida.   "This move is based on creating one corporate team by combining our administration, finance, and customer se...

December 18, 2015. Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Doris Italian Market - 2077 University Drive - Coral Springs, Florida 33071. Doris Italian Market and Bakery, South Florida's premiere specialty supermarket serving local communities since 1947, hosts a holiday Wine and Food Gala benefiting Impact Broward. Open to the public...