Italy—sometimes called one big vineyard—is a mosaic of microclimates, from mountainous to coastal, Alpine to sun-baked. They vary so much that it makes little sense to speak of “Italian wine” in and of itself.  “Respecting the land, the product that comes from it, and respecting the people and tradition from these lands—these guiding principles hav...

Italy's winemakers have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. As harvest season begins, how are they faring? Piedmont-based wine expert Evan Byrne spoke to producers about the financial aid available and their experiences so far. As far as financial assistance is concerned, different proposals were mentioned, but many producers were sketchy on t...

Un’astronave interrata nel Chianti fiorentino. Una tartaruga nel cuore della campagna umbra. Una bolla di vetro sui colli piemontesi. Dalla Maremma alle Langhe passando per il Veneto e la Sicilia, il fenomeno delle cantine d'autore ha conquistato tante delle case vinicole del Bel Paese. Le nuove ‘cattedrali del vino’, firmate dai grandi nomi dell’a...

Anyone with a lot of time on their hands who might do a search of my wine columns will find the largest percentage, though by no means the majority, of wines I recommend are Italian. My reasons for this have little to do with my own Italian-American background, for in my house when I was growing up wine was a sometimes thing at the dinner table and...

Liv-ex is the global marketplace for the wine trade, with over 475 members worldwide. The organization has just published a study that reports very encouraging trends for Italy, as Italian wines are at historic levels of growth once again. Italian wines have always been highly sought after, particularly leading is an increasingly broad market for c...

Continue on the journey discovering True Italian flavours with our ONLINE cooking event "ALL YOU NEED IS COOKING" focusing on Authentic ingredients from the region of Tuscany presented by the Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Assocamerestero and Coco Paz...

The respected community of Italian restaurants, importers, distributors, and operators, expands its footprint to a national level, with a mission to support business opportunities between Italy and the U.S. Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 – from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST). Zoom webinar (free): REGISTER HERE. Guest Speakers: Antonino Laspina, Italian Tr...

Hard seltzer has unquestionably swept the nation over the past year. In fact, Americans bought more hard seltzer than vodka in 2019. And with its light, fruity taste, low-calorie content, and successful marketing campaigns, it’s easy to see why young people are so drawn to the stuff. But while it may seem as though the hard seltzer phenomenon is an...

The 2020 vintage is getting into its heart throughout Italy. The forecasts foresee a good harvest in terms of quality and quantity, however, the wineries’ are concerned about prices and markets stability. This issue is repeating itself each and every year, even more so in a year marked by concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic emergency, which has ha...

Icon” is a word that gets thrown around rather loosely these days in the world of wine, as it does everywhere else. It has attached itself to everything from vineyards with centuries-old reputations to the golden children of influential critics, or “movements” that will be all but forgotten decades from now. However, most of us would agree that the...