June 16  History on TapWho says drinking can’t be educational? Sip your next vino at the Cleveland History Center’s June 16 installment of History on Tap: Uncorked, which explores the Italian tradition of winemaking in Cleveland. “Italian wine is so closely tied to Italian-American history,” says Pamela Dorazio-Dean, the History Center’s Italian-Am...

Today we begin a new series of wine, beer and spirits recommendations, in no small part because my review shelf is starting to bow under the weight of multiple bottles, and I know you could always use some good drinking advice. This week’s products all come from a small-batch liqueur company out of Washington, D.C., called Don Ciccio & Figli. In 18...

Just this week, the Franciacorta New York Festival was held in the historic Redbury Hotel in New York City. Sponsored by the 200-member consortium of Franciacorta producers, the event aimed to spread the word about this lesser known sparkling Italian wine through educational seminars and tastings. Open to consumers and the trade, about 35 wineries...

Raddoppia in un anno il turismo enogastronomico in Italia. Oltre 110 milioni di presenze nel 2017, il doppio rispetto al 2016, motivate proprio dal turismo enogastronomico. La loro spesa ha superato i 10 miliardi. Il punto sull’argomento è arrivato da Isnart-Unioncamere, che nel rapporto presentato a Bari all'open day Coldiretti, ha stimato un impa...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...

The afternoon of Saturday June 16th promises to be a very enjoyable one at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle – especially if you are into wines and winemaking!  From 1:00-4:00p.m. the CHC will host History on Tap: Uncorked. Each History on Tap features a unique theme, happy hour libations, and activities inspired by Cleveland’s exce...

Nectar-bright fruit and flowers, bubbly and sweet: Piemonte's famous wines made of the Moscato Bianco grape. But from the glass at my monthly self-imposed lesson on Italian wines at Il Buco and Alimentari e Vineria in downtown Manhattan: indiscriminately mixed herbs; so many floral tones I'm reminded that a blossom's perfume can echo verdant in lea...

Twenty years ago if you heard about Prosecco, the white sparkling wine from Italy’s Veneto region, is was probably as a component with white peach juice of the bellini cocktail, invented at Harry’s Bar in Venice. The popularity of that easy-to-drink aperitif helped Prosecco get a foothold in the U.K., German and U.S. markets as a good mixer and as...

When your family name is synonymous with the development of the U.S. wine industry, the responsibility to carry the name could have been too much to endure. Had Tim Mondavi chosen an industry other than wine, he would not have been the first scion of a famous family to walk away from the business, but the son of Robert Mondavi chose to embrace the...

Dangle a paper cutout of Italy in the air, then slice it in half with a machete (horizontally; slightly angled). The cut will likely run along a line connecting Rome to Pescara. An excellent east-west highway connecting these cities (in two hours) passes wildly beautiful landscapes between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas. Most of this journey move...