L’AMERICA terra promessa del vino italiano, il mercato più importante per il nostro export, con un valore di 1,7 miliardi di dollari. Ma quali sono i vini più amati dagli americani? Ce lo dice un sondaggio di Wine Spectator, la bibbia dei wine-lovers americani, presentato ad Opera Wine 2019. Il vino preferito dai lettori della rivista americana è i...

For the last two columns I have been focusing on a subject dear to my heart, dear to my heritage and dear to my wallet: the wines of Campania. This wine region in Southern Italy, southeast of Naples, has been cultivated for millennia for its indigenous grapes. These wines, planted by ancient Greeks and Romans, flourished for centuries, but were nea...

The Pursuit of Excellence at Castello Banfi inspired research to produce wines more naturally. Several of Europe’s foremost enologists joined the president of The World and The Italian Enological Societies at Castello Banfi to pioneer technology to reduce sulfites, eliminate histamines and errant enzymes, perfect vineyard improvements, develop nitr...

The lands that surround Catania and Mount Etna in Sicily have been farmed since the Neolithic; indeed, they’re home to the oldest agricultural civilization on the island. The land is so fertile thanks to volcanic soils; vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain, the highest active volcano in Europe, and the broad plain o...

“You will definitely wow your friends if Pignoletto rolls off your tongue,” says Belinda Chang, a sommelier and James Beard Award-winner for Outstanding Wine Service in 2011. The Italian sparkler has the potential to “stump your sommelier,” too, Chang says. A frizzante wine from Emilia-Romagna, Pignoletto is light and fruity, with herbal aromas, ci...

I dati comunicati dall’Agenzia ICE di New York relativi all’interscambio Italia-Usa nel 2018 mostrano un andamento indubbiamente positivo: l’aumento dell’interazione commerciale fra i due Paesi è stato del 14% con l’Italia che si posiziona al 10 posto fra i partner commerciali degli USA a livello mondiale mentre, a livello europeo, rimane appena fu...

Italians have been lauded and derided for their affinity for a unique sensibility concerning life and their pursuit of a philosophical, religious and hedonistic lifestyle. Throughout Italian history, this approach to life, this engrained pursuit of all things expressive of La Dolce Vita, has influenced the Western World in lasting ways. From the li...

Italian wine exports increased by 3.3% in value in 2018 compared to the previous year, reaching a high of more than €6.2 billion. The findings emerges from an analysis by Osservatorio Qualivita Wine, based on Istat data for 2018. Exports of 'Made in Italy' wine have grown in value in almost all main foreign markets, including France (+10.1%) and Ge...

Brindisi sempre più all'italiana. Record storico per l'export di spumante italiano che negli ultimi dieci anni ha raddoppiato il numero di bottiglie vendute all'estero, in controtendenza rispetto all'andamento generale del vino. Lo rivela un'analisi Coldiretti, sulla base di dati Istat relativi al 2018, in vista del Vinitaly, con le esportazioni di...

Take a trip to Italy- oh wait, I mean Tampa- to try some of Italy’s best wines and cuisines during Winefest of Italy Tampa! Starting April 5, Festa Italiana has booked three days full of events celebrating the best of the Italian culture, and you know what that means: lots of pasta and wine! The festival kicks off on April 5 with the legendary Loui...