This week I'm going to focus on the wines from Avellino in the Campania region of southwestern Italy. You may also know this area and coast by way of the Gulf of Napoli or one of my favorites, the stunning Amalfi Coast. If you haven’t been I strongly recommend adding it to your list next time you visit Italy.

Sono “Masi Agricola” e “Mail Boxes Etc”, le vincitrici della settima edizione del Wine Excellence Award promosso da American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, associazione che dal 1915 sviluppa e favorisce le relazioni economiche, culturali e politiche tra gli Stati Uniti d’America e l’Italia e che rappresenta oggi in Italia oltre 500 soci tra i quali...

New York-based importer Vintus is expanding its Italian wine portfolio, welcoming Abruzzo’s Masciarelli Tenute Agricole to the fold. Masciarelli, which was previously imported to the U.S. by Boston’s San Martino Imports, is expected to sell about 75,000 cases this year. Led by Marina Cvetic, the wife of founder Gianni Masciarelli, who passed away i...

Italian wine sales are expected to grow in large-scale retail trade in 2018, according to a release by the Vinitaly 2018 trade fair has found. The country recorded a positive sales year in 2017, equalling a total of 648 million litres and €1.85 billion. According to research conducted by data analyst IRi for the fair, white wines, PDO and sparkling...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...

Breakfast service is in full swing at Maialino, the jewel of restaurateur Danny Meyer's Italian eateries, when Jenni Guizio arrives. But Guizio has already been "on the clock" for hours, tackling her inbox on her commute from Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Her days spent at the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner in Manha...

Cari Amici – Dear Friends, it is with the greatest pleasure that we announce this special event.  With the title of Vino e Pizza, a Presentation and Tasting of Italian Wines, we are proposing the unusual joining of two  traditional Italian culinary icons: The multi-flavored pizza much- loved by everyone all over the world and three excellent iconic...

With the intent to shed a light on the hidden gems of Italian wine, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) will host two Executive Wine Seminars during the 52nd edition of Vinitaly. Henry Davar, wine educator from USA and Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Expert, will introduce two unique tastings aimed at drawing attention to whi...

The paperback version of Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape is now available in the United States through Amazon USA (24 dollars). The ultimate study guide to the grapes of Italy can now be purchased through multiple channels through Amazon USA, Amazon Europe, and in ebook version through Amazon Kindle. The book unpacks the complexity of Italian...

Gervasi Vineyard has named its distillery and boutique hotel, both of which are projected to be built by late 2018 to early 2019. The distillery will be called The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard, and the hotel will be The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard. The names keep in theme with its winery house, called The Crush House. (Crushing is an early and crit...