Known more for its outlet shopping than expensive labels and for craft brews than fine Italian wine, North Conway nevertheless was the destination Monday of a man who is comfortable both in the fashion and wine worlds: Salvatore Ferragamo of Florence, Italy, namesake grandson of one of Europe’s most recognizable designers. He and wife Christine wer...

Hop on your Vespa — we're headed to Emilia-Romagna! All year long, we're taking you to some of Italy's most popular cities and regions to dine all'italiana in our pop-up restaurant and enoteca series! The next destination on our strade di sapori, or "journey of flavors," is the region of rolling hills and grassy fields: Emilia-Romagna.   From May 1...

Italy’s passion for the table has created some of the world’s most popular dishes, and along the way the rituals for best enjoying them. While Italians are enthusiastic and accepting hosts, they also admire those who “fare la bella figura”—make a good impression— by learning how to navigate their culinary landscape. You know never to order cappucci...

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...