FORTY-TWO YEARS AGO, GABRIELE RAUSSE received a phone call from a childhood friend who told him he had to “drop everything and come to America.” The phone call was from one viticulturist to another. Rausse was 30 years old and working on a French vineyard. (He had been working in Australian wine, but his visa was revoked on a technicality.) His chi...

The Italian Film Festival in St Louis this year will bring you on a cinematic and culinary tour of Italy. The festival begins April 6th and lasts for four weekends ending on April 28th. This is the fourteenth edition of the festival, and this year, being the "The Year of Italian Food", as announced by the Italian Ministries of Culture and Agricultu...

Despite adverse weather conditions tried to make it more difficult, the 2017 assessment was positive for Italian agro-food sector. This is shown by Agrosserva-ISMEA report on the last quarter of the year just ended. Last year, the driving force behind the Italian agro-food sector was above all industry. Compared to 2016, benefiting directly from go...

As your GPS directs you into industrial northeast Denver, you’re going to wonder if there’s really a winery out here. Don’t turn back. Balistreri Vineyards, at 1946 East 66th Avenue, is an exceptional, delightful, delicious place to spend the afternoon. And there’s a reason that the winery is nestled among warehouses, greenhouses and wastewater and...

The Mahopac Italian American Club held its fourth annual Wine Tasting Festival and Competition at its clubhouse on Buckshollow Road on Sunday. Nineteen of the club's members entered their homemade wines in the tasting competition. Awards were given to the third, second and first place (Mastro del Vino) finishers, as well as a People's Choice Award...

Although Italy’s attention has recently shifted on the Asian wine market, the United States does remain the strongest ally of Italian wine. Paying homage to this connection and the works of American street artist Shepard Fairey, on April 14th Vinitaly and Wine Spectator will present an urban OperaWine 2018 at Palazzo della Gran Guardia in the heart...

Cristina Mariani-May is the CEO of Banfi, Italy’s most honored winery and one of the leading vintners in all the world, offering acclaimed wine from many of the noted global properties including America. She is the third generation of her family to be in the wine business dating back to her grandfather in the early 1900s in New York with an Italian...

Expectations continue to grow for the 33rd edition of the GALA ITALIA that will be held on March 26th in the Ballroom of one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan, under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to Washington and with the participation of some of the most prestigious Italian winemakers. This edition of the GALA ITALIA, which wi...

Italian Wine Podcast is an English-language podcast project dedicated to the storytelling of Italian wine through the voice of its main proponents: producers in the first place along with a number of personalities (educators, experts, trade professionals) orbiting planet vino in Italy and abroad. Listeners can enjoy the show free of charge by subsc...

The region of Basilicata is located in southern Italy surrounded by the regions of Puglia to the east, Campania to the north and Calabria to the south. It touches both the Gulf of Taranto as part of the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It’s one of the mountainous, if not the most mountainous region in southern Italy with Monte Vulture being a geo...