Pop culture has the uncanny ability to turn lovely, enduring ideas into superficial fads. Take the recent arc of Moscato, a wine from Italy with a storied history. Six years ago, headlines boldly declared America to be in the grips of “Moscato Madness,” before the wine tumbled out of fashion. Yet, Moscato held court long before that, and will do so...

The leading Italian sparkling wine and vermouth brand in the world, announces today its appointment of Fabio Raffaelli as its first North American Brand Ambassador. Having developed and contributed to bar programs at some of the world’s finest dining institutions, Raffaelli will take a leading public role for MARTINI & ROSSI in North America, embod...

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Where: Banfi Vintners | 1111 Cedar Swamp Road, Old Brookville, NY 11545 - Costs:  Members: $35; Non-members: $50 - Advance registration required. RSVP now. Join the Long Island Network for its popular wine tasting and tour at the beautiful Banfi Vintners, North America’s leading wine importer. Founde...

We are blessed to live in the Napa Valley, America's premier wine region. Here we make wine in the styles of many regions around the world including France, Germany, Spain and, of course, Italy. While our famous wines are predominately in the style of French varietals, the most desired and emulated lifestyle is that of the Italian country side -- T...

Più che made in Italy, oggi è la regionalità uno dei trend trainanti dell’agroalimentare sul mercato nazionale e su quello estero. E se fino a qualche stagione fa il tricolore in etichetta era un passepartout per fare breccia nel cuore (e nel portafoglio) del consumatore al di qua e al di là delle Alpi, oggi sono le regioni a dare un sovrappiù di g...

To describe a wine as “salty” may not seem like much of a compliment. Yet it can be high praise indeed. Some of the world’s greatest wines have a distinct saline tang. In France, where the vocabulary for describing wine dwarfs the capacity of English, to remark on a wine’s “salinité” is to toss a welcome though perhaps voguish verbal bouquet. In my...

Barbaresco is without question, one of the world's greatest red wines, yet it rarely receives the attention it deserves. Let's examine its framework, and also discover how it is finally starting to gain its proper place among wine's upper echelon.  Barbaresco is produced exclusively from Nebbiolo in a production zone east of the city of Alba in Ita...

American wine lovers don’t need to be told that Italy produces some of the world’s great wines. But Italian vintners believe they can improve sales in the world’s largest wine market and have launched an aggressive marketing push. It’s an ambitious drive aimed at elevating the image of Italian wine with U.S. consumers and wine professionals. “It’s...

A millennium before there was Cabernet Sauvignon, there was Barbera, a northwestern Italian native with high-yielding, purple-black fruit; in fact, it’s such a heavy producer it usually needs to be pruned heavily to produce excellent fruit. It’s the third most-planted red wine grape in the Boot (after Sagiovese and Montepulciano), but Italian immig...

E.&J. Gallo Winery won a major industry award at an April 14 gathering in Verona, Italy. The Modesto-based company received the 2018 Vinitaly International Award, presented during a four-day event that drew 128,000 visitors from 143 countries. Gina Gallo, a winemaker and third-generation leader in the company, was on hand to receive the honor. Erne...