If you've been to Italy - or to an Italian restaurant, I guess - you're definitely familiar with aperitivo, an Italian tradition known around the world. And even if you've never experienced it firsthand, chances are you've at least read about it: we, too, have a pretty good article on Italian aperitivo, go take a look. Aperitivo is joyous and mood-...

According to data compiled last year by WineMonitor, Texas wine sales represent 7 percent of the total wine consumption in the U.S., coming in fourth place (in volume) behind California, Florida, and New York. “But Texas,” write the authors of the report, “is the state with the biggest growth in the U.S. Over the last 10 years, wine imports have gr...

Verdicchio, a dry white wine from the central Italian region of Marche, is one of the country’s longest lived whites. It has been called Italy’s best white wine by numerous writers, and it is also one of the finest values of any white anywhere in the world. Yet, you truly don’t see many offerings of Verdicchio on retail shelves or wine lists in Ame...

World-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita(www.santamargheritawines.com), is proud to announce the launch of their Behind the Vine tour, bringing the Italian winery experience to U.S. consumers all summer long. As part of the drive, Santa Margherita will host a series of experiential pop-ups in key markets nationwide to showcase the essence of...

Which countries toasted to Italian wine in 2017? According to latest report by Mediobanca, the most active area was Asia (+21.1% in sales on 2016) which, however, accounts only for 4.2% of all exports. Though carrying only 1.4% of exports (by value), South America is also experiencing a positive trend: +20.1%. EU countries represent the main market...

If you think you’ve seen more Aperol spritzes this year, you’re not wrong. And if you’ve been drinking more of those sparkling red-orange drinks in pretty stemmed glasses, you’re doing exactly what the makers of Aperol at Campari hoped for. “We saw there was a growing interest in Aperol in the U.S., especially at summer events and destinations,” sa...

The wines I'm sharing with you today are made from the malvasia grape from Tasca d'Almerita on the island of Sicily. This was my first stop of the day and I was greeted by co-owner of the winery and VP, Giuseppe Tasca. Giuseppe, along with his brother Alberto and father Count Lucia Tasca, manage the operations of the winery today. Giuseppe greeted...

The coastline that stretches from Tuscany to the French border, with Genoa at its center, has some of Italy’s most stunning scenery. Southeast of the city is the Riviera di Levante, home to the Cinque Terre, Portofino and Rapallo. To the west, travelers and locals flock to the sandy beaches of the Riviera Ponente. Liguria is a land of contrasts, fr...

A 20-year-old Italian eatery is expanding beyond its Montrose location to a new development project in the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area. Camerata in the Oaks will be a sister concept to Camerata at Paulie’s, according to a press release.  Paul Petronella, who also owns Paulie’s and is a partial owner of Okra Charity Saloon, is partnering with Chris...

Eataly NYC Downtown has been keeping foodies cool with its Chilled Happy Hour, but the famed food court is jumping on another summer bandwagon — street food. Except this one comes with an Italian twist. This month, Eataly's Wine, Beer and Street Food Festival is promising New Yorkers two hours of just that: Italian wines, cold beer and a tasting me...