Their mission: to deliver the nuances of each of Italy’s 526 wine appellations, which might otherwise stay beyond reach for wine drinkers in other places. Small-scale, dedicated importers are important suppliers of less-known bottles and crucial cultural resources, too, bearers of those places' innumerable details and possibilities. A boutique wine...

Some people regard Rudy Marchesi, president and chief viticulturist at Montinore Estate, as an artisan. A fair descriptor though this is not the core of his success. Exceptional practicality and results-oriented thinking with a healthy dose of curiosity and generosity remain his foundation, leading to a career of constant learning and, now, influen...

It is still too early for a final balance, but 2018 of Italian wine exports, according to estimates, will mark a new record value, at 6.1 billion euros, slightly higher than in 2017. This trend has been surrogate by data, albeit partial, from ISTAT, which tells us that the main Italian wine markets are growing or stable, with some countries falling...

Monday, January 14, 2019 at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square Chicago - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Gibsons Italia Miami, FL (January 10,2019) – Enjoy European Quality (EEQ), a 3-year project cofounded by the European Community designed to increase the awareness and recognition of European quality products within the food and...

Il Padiglione Italia e' la grande attrazione del Winter Fancy Food 2019, il maggiore evento commerciale dedicato alle specialità alimentari della West Coast, in programma dal 13 al 15 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco, alla presenza dell'ambasciatore italiano negli Stati Uniti, Armando Varricchio. Alla manifestazione partecipano 52 aziende...

Vino lovers, mark your calendars for the first festa of 2019. Taste up to 20 Italian wines and enjoy countless food pairings throughout our marketplace during the Winter Wine Festa on January 25. From 5:30-8 p.m. during the Winter Wine Festa, sip your way through a multitude of regional Italian wines paired with traditional Italian bites. But that’...

Don't be intimidated by the wine list when you dine out. There are four common features that will help you decode it so you can impress your friends, guests or a dinner date. Thanks to the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), we have the elements in the order they are likely to appear on a restaurant's wine menu. ProducerThe producer (or bottler) can be a s...

In 2018, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo celebrated half a century of DOC recognition. The beloved style of red from the center of Italy has long solidified its status as one of the country’s enduring viticultural touchstones. For good reason: Winemaking here traces its roots back to ancient times — a local tradition dating back to the Roman Empire. But de...

The collective sound of millions of corks popping draws near, signaling that it must be New Year’s Eve once again. With sparkling wine becoming increasingly popular, the options are endless. Instead of reaching for the tried-and-tested Champagne, venture over to Italy and discover the delicious sparkling wines that this country has to offer. Though...

As a travel writer, I often get asked, ‘What’s the best place you’ve been to?’ Always a difficult question to answer, I used to say something like, ‘Oh everywhere is different and each has its highlights.’ But more recently, the answer has been Italy. I just can’t get enough of this country. Maybe it’s because I’m dating an Italian, or maybe it’s t...