Long before Napa became California’s wine center, Secondo Guasti, an immigrant from Piedmont, Italy, established himself as the state’s wine king. Guasti’s vineyard and town, located approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles, was synonymous with Southern California wine, and served as a catalyst for Italian chain migration. In search of a better l...

Four Seasons Orlando is hosting an Italian Festival. Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi, who hails from Turin, Italy, will welcome Italian guest chefs in partnership with the Italian Food Style Education (IFSE) Culinary School and the Region of Piedmont in Italy. The Resort first partnered with IFSE in October 2016.   Ravello will be host to two inc...

Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) forges ahead its Certification Course in San Francisco, USA, and welcomes 10 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 1 Expert (the higher title). With an overall of 116 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 8 Italian Wine Experts to date, the San Francisco edition, held from October 16th to 20th, closes the third year of worldw...

Cafe Dolce is a throwback to one of the village's longest-standing Italian bakeries. After Artuso Bakery shuttered last year, Dolce owner Luigi Fata got in touch with the Artuso family and decided to open a similar operation in its place. "Besides the bar, I kept it exactly like Artuso," Fata said of the eatery at 270 Mamaroneck Ave., which opened...

Eating lunch in Italy's Bolgheri wine country, it is not hard to understand why the number of international visitors to this bucolic corner of Tuscany has doubled in five years. "People have always come in the summer for the beaches," says Riccardo Binda, cutting into a succulently tender slice of Florentine steak, grilled over embers. "Now we're g...

Seeking a dry, crisp and savory wine that pairs with just about any dish on the planet and makes an excellent apéritif? Look for Lambrusco. Yes, Lambrusco. Once known as the cheap, cheerful and fizzy plonk served with ice cubes, today’s top Lambruscos are a far cry from the industrially made, cloyingly sweet versions that flooded U.S. shelves in th...

Laura Ronca is one of the leading wine professionals working in Italian wine today. She travels all over the world as an ambassador for the many top brands that she represents. And lucky for us, her travels bring her to Texas every year. We recently caught up with Laura (despite her demanding schedule!) and asked her to share some of her experience...

While waiting for the first container of the Gustoso products, which is expected to reach the United States on February 2018, the managers of the project Daniele Cipollina and Paolo Internicola and the representatives of the businesses which have joined the network will land in New York. The framework event is called ‘The Best Italy’ and is organis...

An ambitious network gathering 12 Sicilian businesses under a single brand (Gustoso Sicilian Food Excellence) has formed with the objective of conquering US retail shelves and taking Sicilian food businesses overseas. How? By raising the interest of consumers who usually buy niche products exalting their authenticity, history and tradition and prom...

More than fIve years after closing his popular Enoteca Marcello’s Wine Bar and Café in the Southdowns Shopping Center on Perkins Road, Gene Todaro is bringing the restaurant back to the same space, which has been home to a string of short-lived eateries ever since Marcello’s departed. “We’re thrilled,” says Todaro, who also operates Marcello’s rest...