It takes a significant amount of courage and passion to aim for a dream that goes beyond one’s own parent’s realm of possibilities, especially when that parent is already a pioneer in his own right. Marco Caprai said that there was only one time in his life when he disagreed with his father Arnaldo Caprai, the man who brought attention to the quali...

In the beginning of February over 200 producers from the Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG wine appellations in Piedmont, Italy, visited New York City to pour their incredible wines at a once in a lifetime tasting as well as to showcase single vineyard labels and the concept of MGA (a.k.a MeGA) zones that represent these single vineyard notations’ pa...

Beyond the ‘snail’s pace’ analogy, which refers the mollusk’s characteristically slow pace, the Slow Food insignia of the snail also indicates top wineries across Italy. That’s because the Slow Food organization has also developed the Slow Wine Guide – equivalent to the Slow Food Guide, but for wine – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!  As...

After an attempt to postpone the trade show, Vinitaly 2020 has been eventually cancelled due to coronavirus crisis. The international wine fair will take place in 2021, from 18 to 21 April at Veronafiere, as scheduled, while extraordinary investments will be made on wine events abroad. This was officially announced by a statement from VeronaFiere’s...

It is not only to food that Italians dedicated museums to, but also drinks: some beverages are as representative of Italy as famous dishes are, and these museums are not only a way for people to learn about them, but also to teach the difference between authentic, Italian products and their forged imitations coming from abroad. Wine, beer, grappa a...

Winemaker and Owner Clara Gentili braved corona virus fears to travel to the US to showcase her reserve wines from Fattoria Le Pupille of Maremma Tuscany, a region that is one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Tucked away in small, secluded region of southern Tuscany, Maremma doesn’t appear on any of the popular tourism guides, and perhaps that’s a goo...

The leaves had turned. The air was cool and crisp so a fall road trip in the Piedmont to the villages and towns of the Langhe-Roero and Monferrato regions made a lot of sense. Any time of the year, well-paved highways are an easy way to travel between cities in the Piedmont, to explore hilltop villages, do wine tasting and visit off-the-beaten path...

The evening ended with a glass of excellent wine. The following morning began by opening the window and letting your gaze sweep over the vineyards from which that wine was born. Wine resorts offer all-around hospitality to pamper and relax you. Get to know the world of wine and understand its notes and aromas, which combine good drinking and good e...

Lambrusco has long been the underdog of the Italian wine world, becoming its own worst enemy by flooding the market with treacly sweet and aggressively fizzy commercial wines in the 1970s and 1980s and creating a reputation for itself as the preferred swill of high schoolers and suburban mothers across the globe.  Over the past few decades, Lambrus...

In the collective imagination of the global and interconnected consumer, to whom an offer of food from all over the world is addressed, the identity of the national heritage of food production is increasingly important. The products with a GI - Geographical Indication, by definition, but also for the reputation they gain on the market - are the nat...