A quiet peacefulness falls across the room as sommeliers make their way around the long tables adorned with snow-white table cloths. The bow tie-wearing sommeliers speak in hushed tones as they discuss the wines they pour for those in attendance who will ultimately pass judgement as to which blends of vino they like the best. It sounds like a scene...

The undulating landscape of Italy’s southeastern terrain—the proverbial heel of the boot—has long been overlooked by the armies of tourists that make their seasonal invasions of Campania, Tuscany, Piedmont, and the Veneto. Yet this neglect may have been a boon for the people of this predominantly agricultural region who for millennia received an ab...

La Casa Bianca beve pugliese, anzi Primitivo, quello prodotto nell’areale di Gioia del Colle: 720 casse da sei bottiglie l’una sono partite per la residenza del Presidente Donald Trump (che però è astemio). L’ordine è piombato qualche settimana fa nelle Tenute Chiaromonte, azienda agricola con sede ad Acquaviva delle Fonti e il patron Nicola Chiaro...

One great thing about millennial consumers is that they don't remember their parents' mistakes. This is why Lambrusco is ripe for a comeback. But it's not an overnight sensation: Medici Ermete, a fourth-generation winery, has spent two decades painstakingly laying the groundwork. Lambrusco is a red sparkling wine from the Emilia-Romagna region of n...

It began with the premise that two of the best places on the planet for making and experiencing wine are Italy and the Pacific Northwest. While the former defines "Old World" and the latter "New World," both regions produce epic wines. So it was that on a recent trip to Washington state, I endeavored to merge the two by sampling a selection of wine...

Exports of agri-food Italian products could go over the historical threshold of 40 billion euro in 2017, according to a forecast by Nomisma Agrifood Monitor, with an increase of 6% compared to 2015. This would yet be another record regarding food sales abroad, where our products are increasingly being welcomed year after year. Three are the categor...

Negli scorsi giorni, si è celebrata la settimana del prosecco, con diverse aziende italiane del vino con le bollicine che hanno organizzato manifestazioni in giro per il mondo. Qui a New York, il Consorzio del Prosecco Doc, ha presentato agli americani una selezione delle aziende più quotate. A La Scuola di Eataly Downtown Manhattan, accompagnati d...

Eataly — the Italian supermarket, food hall and restaurant complex — offers visitors a wide variety of premium imports; specialized services such as a vegetable “butcher,” who cleans and chops produce to customer specifications; and meal options ranging from pasta and sandwiches to multi-course feasts. Raffaele Piarulli is vice president of operati...

In Italy, Christmas means many things to many people, but one thing everyone can agree on is that food plays a big role. If you want to do Christmas Italian-style, here are the food and drinks you need for a truly festive feast. The evening meal on Christmas Eve (La Vigilia) is traditionally based around fish, as a meat-free day before the decadenc...

Italian sparkling wines are set to dominate Christmas and New Year parties, with an 11% growth in foreign sales expected this year, according to Italian farmers' association Coldiretti. Based on Istat data for the first eight months of the year, Coldiretti anticipates that exports will surpass €1.3 billion in 2017, with an estimated production of m...