Founded in 1142 by Blessed Hartmann, bishop of Brixen, it has always had a “mystical” bond with the land: its birth was due to generous donations of farms and land that soon grew to 100 estates. An important Romanesque-medieval cultural center, its heyday lies in the Renaissance, when to protect its precious manuscripts and works of art it was surr...

Among the most important wine brands in the world, those indicated by consumers in the main markets, there is not much space for Italy: only Ruffino, a reality with its heart and roots in Chianti Classico, but vineyards owned and important investments also in Veneto, in the land of Prosecco, owned by the Constellation Brands group, manages to place...

Anciently at the center of the world, Sicily has always been a rich land, inhabited and embellished by dynasties and peoples that have left traditions and cultures, as well as unique products and tastes. Not only dishes and culinary specialties, but also a precious enological culture. Sicily is, today, the region of Italy which produces the most am...

One of the biggest advantages of the country on the market is the wide offer of tourism products. Italy boasts incredible cultural heritage, but also beautiful natural locations. At the same time, Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world, which is why, not surprisingly, gastro tourism is also widely popular. In this context, the new Report o...

On April 28th and 29th, the Consortium for the production and protection of Fontina PDO cheese participated in the Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening event in Los Angeles. The two most iconic wines of Piedmont were accompanied by the famous cheese from Valle d’Aosta, Fontina PDO, together with Riso di Baraggia Biellese e Vercellese PDO, with the aim...

Italian wine is an assortment of vines and territories, of strenuously defended history and of experimentation, of faithfully respected tradition and of innovation. It is this aspect of Italian wine that is also very interesting to worldwide critics, who would like to narrate something new to wine fans all over the world. And, this is precisely wha...

From the first bottle produced in 1961, Franciacorta has brought a great deal of attention to the sparkling wine industry in Italy. Prosecco may be better known, and particular producers of Trento DOC in Trentino and Alta Langa in Piedmont have earned plaudits from numerous critics, but Franciacorta today remains the focal point for the country's b...

More than 30 years ago, George Unti—the son of a logger and farmer who emigrated from Tuscany—began planting his Mediterranean wine dream in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Unti, who had learned to prune vines and make wine with his dad in grade school, had a successful, decades-long career as a California supermarket executive. But when he bought a hou...

In Italy, the tradition of enjoying wine and pampering the body and soul stretches back to the Etruscans and Ancient Romans. And so, it’s no surprise Italy is at the cutting edge of today’s wine and wellness movement. Exclusive wine-country resorts offer amenities like pools filled with healing thermal waters hailing from the mountains or undergrou...

Gianluca Bisol, president and CEO of Prosecco's Desiderio Bisol & Figli winery, embarked on April 26 on a 25-day tour of the U.S. in a Verde Montreal–colored 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, provided by the luxury Italian car manufacturer. Desiderio Bisol & Figli is a quality leader for the Prosecco region, a part of wine production in the are...