Toward the tail end of Dan Marino’s Hall of Fame career, the Miami Dolphins quarterback got a new backup, Damon Huard. A mentor-mentee relationship on the field soon became a friendship in wine: After games, the two would retire to Marino’s Miami home to watch movies and dive into the veteran QB’s 5,000-bottle collection. “I had a fun time robbing...

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...

Catherine Piccoli is a food historian and writer, whose work focuses on the intersection of food, culture, memory, and place. She brings this multidisciplinary approach to the Museum of Food and Drink. As curatorial director, she oversees the creation of MOFAD’s exhibitions and educational programming, and guides the operations team. Catherine was...

Within Italian wine you have the typical designations of vino da tavola (table wine), climbing up to IGT, DOC and then DOCG wines.  Within the Chianti Classico DOCG in particular there is another set of categories starting at the “annata” level, known as vintage.  Above that are your Chianti Classico Riserva wines with additional aging.  Then comes...

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Il Molo, 326 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109 On Thursday, January 23, il Molo will welcome special guest Roberto Giarratani, Ruby Wines Italian Specialist, for an evening of incredible Tuscan wines. Giarratani has extensively traveled the Tuscany region of Italy, gaining knowledge and building relationship...

Ci voleva un esperto di Medioevo, un cacciatore di documenti d’archivio, per smentire uno dei luoghi comuni del made in Italy: quello che vuole la Franciacorta del vino come una zona creata dal nulla da qualche imprenditore di mondi lontani, dal tessile alle costruzioni. Gabriele Archetti, medievista con cattedra alla Cattolica di Milano e trono al...

Friuli Venezia Giulia is mostly famous for its outstanding wines – especially the white ones; but do not neglect the red and the “orange” wines obtained with a prolonged maceration of must with grape skins – and for the delicious hams crafted in the whole region: from the exquisite San Daniele PDO dry-cured ham to the rare traditionally-smoked ham...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

Nel mese delle festività si è registrato il record storico per l’export agroalimentare italiano sulle tavole di tutto il mondo, con le esportazioni di vini, spumanti, panettoni, formaggi, salumi e caviale Made in Italy che solo a dicembre 2019 hanno raggiunto i 3,5 miliardi di euro con un aumento del +7%. Questi i dati emersi dall’analisi Coldirett...

California winemakers are lending support to their French, Spanish and Italian counterparts in a plea to eliminate tariffs on the beverage after a trade standoff involving Airbus SE spilled over into duties on European wine. “Wine should not be targeted with tariffs of any kind in trade disputes unrelated to the wine trade,” the Wine Institute, whi...