A series of special events organized to promote and share the culinary excellence and food-and-wine knowledge of Italy as a distinctive trait of our identy and culture. The main themes of the second edition of the Week are quality, sustainability, culture, food security, the right to food, education, identity, territory and biodiversity.  The secon...

When: Monday, November 06, 2017 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles, 023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - Space is limited, RSVP required* Fee: $55.00 (IIC members)/$60.00 (non-members) *To register please call (310) 824-7408 Wine in contemporary Italy: Exploring the unique wines of each region. There are around 350 common wine gra...

Firriato’s Nero D’Avola Chiaramonte is a big, powerful wine with lots of rich layers. It’s made from the Nero D’Avola grape, which is grown primarily in Sicily. You’ll want to give it time in the glass. I had this beauty with grilled yellow peppers, zucchini and Sicilian sausage from DeVitis Italian Market. It was the perfect match as the grilled m...

The tiny region of Alto Adige, nestled in Italy's northeast corner in the shadow of the towering Dolomites, produces elegant wines under extreme conditions. Purity and precision are signature characteristics of wines from this Alpine region where vineyards are planted at elevations ranging from 600 feet up to as high as 4,000 feet. Brisk mountain a...

Some cocktails are born from intricate planning and laborious tinkering, the brainchildren of mad scientist mixologists. Other libations, like the Negroni Sbagliato, happen by happy accident. The Sbagliato is the slightly askew cousin of the Negroni proper, an herbaceous Italian standard that’s equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, topped w...

L’Italia leader del vino straniero in Usa grande protagonista, come sempre, alla New York Wine Experience di Wine Spectator, di scena dal 19 al 21 ottobre al Marriot Marquis Hotel di New York City, anche per cercare di riprendere la corsa delle esportazioni sul mercato americano, che nel 2017, ad oggi, ha rallentato un po’ il suo ritmo. Sotto i rif...

Iconic Italian Prosecco producer, Mionetto, is proud to celebrate 130 years of heritage, quality, and innovation in the sparkling wine category. In commemoration of this milestone, Mionetto is excited to launch a very special, limited edition line extension to its Luxury Collection the Cuvée Anniversario Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Milles...

Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Vinomatica held a special wine tasting, Enjoy, It’s From Europe!, at Il Gattopardo in New York. Guests were introduced to signature Italian wines that will potentially find their place in the American market as well. The event was promoted by and featured Consorzio Vini di Romagna; Consorzio Tutela del Lambrusco di Modena;...

This month we are our covering the region of Emilia Romagna centrally located in northern Italy. This region is full of gastronomic pleasures especially known for prosciutto di parma, parmigiano reggiano and the authentic balsamic vinegar of Modena. I traveled there for my honeymoon some years back and there was plenty to indulge in.

Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk. This is an appointment not to be missed! Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021When: Saturday October 21st 5 – 8 pm Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country...