My recent vacation in California wine country inspired me to share a few thoughts on the differences between the US wine industry and the Italian wine industry. We discuss this very subject on almost all of our Bike the Wine Roads tours in Italy. My last post, on Bell Vineyards, discussed the different perspectives on terroir, the natural environme...

  WTI Magazine #35    2014 June, 18Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Familiar with Gattinara? I'll give you a hint. It has a lot of similarities to some of the blogs I have posted recently. Well Gattinara is primarily made up of the Nebbiolo grape. Gattinara is in the commune in Piedmont w...

In the year of Expo the University of Urbino has created a new course that will train students for a profession that is directly linked to the Italian tradition of food, well-being and storytelling. The new figure, presented during the Expo, is called "Narratore del gusto e della cultura, Comunicatore del benessere, Selezionatore delle tipicità ita...

by James Duren   The Old World wines have always been a hit in the New World, and an article released by Reuters earlier this year indicates the love affair between old and new isn't letting up. "Although Italy is the world's largest wine exporter, Italians are drinking less wine as American consumption rises," Reuters reported.  ...

di Jennavave Barbero   Sono di origine italo-americana, sono nata in California e poi da qualche anno sono tornata a vivere in Italia, a Milano perché non ho mai dimenticato le mie origini. Infatti piu' di 100 anni fa, come mi hanno raccontato in famiglia, i miei bisnonni Giorgio e Amelia Domenica Barbero sono immigrati in California partend...

Nel quadro delle iniziative in favore del vino italiano sui mercati internazionali abbiamo il piacere di comunicare che dal 7 al 10 febbraio 2016 è prevista a New York la realizzazione della 5° edizione dell'Italian Wine Week 2016 - VINO 2016. La convention, conosciuta negli USA come VINO 2016, e che avrà luogo presso l'Hotel Hilton Midtown, pre...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   I'm picky when it comes to entry level, inexpensive chiantis. Sometimes you just don't want to spend a lot of money, but you want a decent quality Chianti. I recently discovered the Donna Laur...

by Eric Asimov   Wine is now made in all 50 states, though few suggest much of it is any good. But on a hillside just outside this small town in central Vermont, a little east of the Killington ski resort, Deirdre Heekin makes wines under the label La Garagista that are so soulful and delicious, they challenge crucial assumptions long taken...

Chef Daniel Boulud calls Lou Di Palo one of the seven wonders of New York. Boulud, owner of the black heels and ties restaurant named after himself on the Upper East Side, likes a good food story. Especially when your name is attached to it.   Di Palo is full of food stories. His family owns Di Palo's, a specialty Italian foods shop in Littl...

By George Roelofsen   North Haven's Wine Press is an Italian-American, family-owned business that teaches people how to turn grapes into wine. The owner, Ray Iannucci, was born in New Haven after his parents immigrated from Italy.   He started making wine in 1994 and opened the Wine Press in 2008. "When I was a kid I helped...