di Antonella Sferrazza   Colore intenso dai riflessi violacei. All'olfatto, evidenti le note speziate, di ciliegia marasca e di frutti rossi. Al palato, ottima struttura e buona freschezza. Così gli enologi descrivono sua maestà il Nero d'Avola, il vino siciliano più famoso al mondo, prodotto dall'omonimo vitigno.   Un vitigno sicilia...

Il Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali e quello dello Sviluppo Economico hanno lanciato un marchio unitario che certifica i prodotti agroalimentari italiani di qualità distribuiti all'estero. Il logo riporta le parole "The Extraordinary Italian Taste" sullo sfondo di un tricolore italiano con tre onde che richiamano il concett...

"The Other Italy" Lecture Series and Wine Tasting"Sicily"February 24,"Umbria,"March 34:00 PMHilary's in Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University$15 members, $20 guests per dateReserve your spot by calling 502.938.8830 or by clicking on the event link under "Upcoming Events".With the publication of Frances Mayes' best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, Americ...

  WTI Magazine #33    2014 June, 4Author : Vino OK      Translation by:   England and Marsala Port and Sherry wines have in common their history, linked to the trade travels of the English merchants. From '500, the nascent British Merchant Navy was always travelling, browsing the seas to supply the increasingly...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   One of the most beautiful parts of Italy I have been to is the Valle d'Aosta or Aosta Valley, the tip of northwestern Italy. The wine I'm sharing with you today comes from the Grosjean winery. Doesn't sound very Italian a...

E&J Gallo Winery continues its North Coast wine property acquisition activity with plans to purchase the large Asti Winery and 275 acres of surrounding vineyards in northern Sonoma County as well as the Souverain wine brand. The acquisition agreement with Treasury Wine Estates, announced late July 20, includes one of Sonoma County's oldest and...

by Sherrie Moore   There is no better way to enjoy a glass of California wine than sitting out amongst the vines. For the 17th season, AAUW of Pleasant Hill-Martinez welcomes you to experience an evening in the vineyard sampling a variety of wines, followed by an Italian Dinner.   Mark Saturday, Oct. 10, as a night to relax with frien...

by Tom Bruce Gardyne Sotheby's has just published its 2014 Ranking. While no Italian made their overall top 10 led by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, there is strong interest in the wines particularly in the States. "We do see the best market for Italian wine is New York," said Jamie Ritchie, president & CEO of America's and Asia, Sotheby's wine....

by Eleanor Shannon   By "real" Italian wine, I mean quality wine made by artisan vintners: stewards of land and culture, who grow grapes with organic, biodynamic or sustainable methods and who intervene minimally in the cellar.   Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people. Why drink "real...

Oggi primo giorno ufficiale di vendemmia. «Con le premesse di un'ottima annata» annuncia soddisfatta Coldiretti, che prevede una produzione attorno ai 42 milioni di ettolitri (circa il 3% in più rispetto all'anno scorso). Si inizia con le uve pinot e chardonnay, per la lavorazione degli spumanti.   E quest'anno la produzione di vini bianchi...