Among incomprehensible duties and wonderful excellences, the export of Italian wine to the United States proceeds not without difficulty, but also with great pleasure of Italian producers and American consumers. Today we welcome Giancarlo Gariglio, curator of the Slow Wine guide: the ideal tool to get to know and appreciate Italian wine, which this...

A bill striking Columbus Day as a state legal holiday and replacing it with something else cleared the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Tuesday on a 6-3 party-line vote. But will it win enough support to even move out of the House? House Bill 1031 is sponsored by Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, D-Denver/Adams County, and it's Benavidez...

M.T. Imports Inc. of Vail, Colorado has announced that Montura, the iconic Italian outdoor apparel brand, will be introduced to the North American market at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver, January 29-31, 2020 for the Fall/Winter season 2020. Marco Tonazzi, owner and President of M.T. Imports Inc., states, “Roberto Giordani, owner an...

If you’ve ever vacationed in Italy, or maybe daydreamed of spending a season — heck, even a year — there, you’ll appreciate Denver restaurateur Jon Schlegel’s second of two life goals. The first, apparently, was to open a business by the age of 30, which Schlegel accomplished when he started the breakfast behemoth Snooze, now with around 40 locatio...

After almost two years of sitting vacant on South College Avenue, Fort Collins' shuttered Applebee's building has transformed into a real boy, I mean, Italian restaurant.  Pinocchios Incredible Italian — a Northern Colorado chain that started in Longmont in 2003 — quietly opened its doors at 4306 S. College Ave. on Jan. 9, according to owner Annie...

“New year, new you” is certainly the theme for partners Ty Leon, Heather Morrison, and Austin Carson, who spent the first weeks of 2020 transforming Café Marmotte, the Wash Park West bistro they purchased last summer, into an Italian trattoria inspired by Morrison’s nine-year-old daughter, called Restaurant Olivia. The trio opened the (literal) new...

Breckenridge-based Piante Pizzeria is bringing vegan pizza to Denver. The pizza spot serves up gourmet, wood-fired pizzas popular with plant-based eaters — thanks to dairy-free cheese and meat-free pepperoni and Italian sausage. The spot has done so well in Breckenridge that executive chef/owner Jason Goldstein decided to offer his pizzas to Denver...

Andrew Oliver has opened Colorado Crust Pizza Co., 6660 Delmonico Drive in a former Papa John’s Pizza. Oliver is no stranger to the restaurant business. His parents, Mike and Betsy Oliver, have owned and operated Oliver’s Delicatessen, 6602 Delmonico Drive, since 1983. Andrew Oliver says the dough used for the crust is what sets his pie apart from...

Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, Durango’s newest restaurant on Main Avenue, opened Friday night in the space formerly occupied by Guido’s Pizza Pasta Panini, offering dishes inspired by the simple, locally-sourced food served in the Italian countryside. Primi’s owners, Jarrod and Tracy Regan, traveled extensively during the past 10 years in Italy, drawn...

Michael Salardino, a lifelong supporter of Pueblo and numerous local organizations, is the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. The chamber is scheduled to hold its 109th annual meeting on Jan. 24 at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. The evening is set to begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a si...