By Ellen Bhang A special bottle can change your life. Just ask Matt Mollo, co-owner of the North End wine shop The Wine Bottega. That head-turning pour for Mollo was a fizzy red lambrusco, which he had in Italy in 2010. He and his wife, Adriana, were at a salumeria in Mantova, Lombardy, across the Po River from Emilia-Romagna, the region most asso...

Italian wine is one of the most difficult regions to get to know. Why? Well for one, the Italians use an esoteric wine labeling system, like the French. But that's not even the biggest problem. The hardest part is learning all the different grape varieties.   At the moment, there are about 350 official Italian wine varieties. There have been...

Prominent NYC restaurateur Gianfranco Sorrentino and TV personality / restaurateur, Vic Rallo Jr. will take part in a trade seminar entitled, Tips on Marketing Your Wines to Restaurants at the Vinitaly 2014 US tour event in New York City on February 3rd.   Vic and Gianfranco will be joined by Giuseppe Rosati, sommelier at Lidia Bastianich's...

di Riccardo Chioni   Ha chiuso ieri i battenti al Javits Convention Center la tre giorni di New York Vino Expo realizzata in collaborazione con l'Italian Trade Commission, che ha visto la partecipazione di 41 aziende italiane provenienti dalle maggiori aree di produzione e il considerevole numero di otto mila visitatori che hanno pagato 85 d...

Tony Ciccone, co-owner ofCiccone Vineyard and Winery, talks with Greening of the Great Lakes host,Kirk Heinze, about the challenges faced by the wine industry and its impact on Michigan's economy.   Michigan apple growers may have benefited from the low temperatures during the winter of 2014, but grape growers and wine producers did not. The...

There will be no weapons beyond corkscrews, so I can promise you a very pleasant Italian Invasion this month as local wine importer, Nadia Galati, organizes a multi-city wine tasting event partnered with ABC Fine Wines and Spirits.   For the 10th anniversary, there are more Italian winemakers than ever before from the tip of the boot in Cala...

While the tug of war between Italy and France over Alitalia is still rumbling on, another is taking place over wine as Italian production has risen to an estimated 45 million hectolitres, ahead of France's 44 million hectolitres, making Italy the world's number one wine producer in 2013. Farmers' association Coldiretti has calculated the figures fo...

E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's famed Pieropan wines in the United States beginning May 9, 2015.   Pieropan will join Allegrini and Poggio al Tesoro wines in Gallo's new Luxury Wine Group (LUX Wines).  Gallo started LUX Wines in 2014 to meet the evolvin...

The U.S. edition of the Made in Italy Awards 2015 will take place on September 2015, in New York, in the presence of a vast audience of Italian and American business, institutions and celebrities. The Made in Italy Awards 2015 is under the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, ITA which is the government organization promoting the internationaliz...

by Nancy Casas   Having grown up in an area in Italy bountiful in vineyards, Diego Meraviglia has made a successful career as a sommelier. After beginning as an aspired musician, his journey took a different route, influenced by his love for food and wine.   Now he is VP and Director of Education at NASA (National American Sommelier A...