From spectacular mountain ranges to charming coastal towns on the Italian Riviera and magnificent lakes like Como, Maggiore, and Garda, northern Italy offers so much for travelers to explore. A great way to do this is on an epic road trip through the stunning countryside, away from chaotic urban areas, which can be teeming with tourists during the...

Abby Kaelin, raised on a fruit and vegetable farm in Butler, always has been passionate about specialty crops. As an agribusiness management major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Kaelin eagerly enrolled in a course on the science and business of winemaking, which included a two-week excursion to Italy. “My family doesn’t grow grap...

The Val di Cembra, in Trentino-Alto Adige, is a valley characterized by breathtaking landscapes and a remarkable winemaking tradition marked by grape terraces that rise up to 900 m above sea level. The grapes grown include mainly Müller-Thurgau and Chardonnay. The vineyards are supported by dry stone walls and represent centuries of traditional agr...

The best sweet wine in the world? It comes from Italy and it is Tenuta di Capezzana’s Vin Santo di Carmignano Riserva 2016, once again “Champion” in its category at the “International Wine Challenge” 2024 in London, a prestigious event that crossed the finish line of edition No. 40 and awarded prizes to producers from 38 countries around the world....

Over the past 20 years, Italy's share of the global wine export market has grown from 17% (in 2003) to 22% (in 2023), while France's share has declined from 38% to 33%, new data has shown. This growth solidifies Italy's position as the second-largest wine exporter globally. Italy is now the leading wine exporter to 51 countries, compared to France'...

Nestled in the heart of Lambertville, New Jersey, Angelico Winery stands as a testament to a harmonious blend of diverse heritages, deep-rooted passion, and unwavering dedication to winemaking. The story of Angelico Winery is as rich and intriguing as the wines produced there, encapsulating a journey that spans continents and generations.  The ince...

The best-known Italian wines may indeed be red - Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo, Barbaresco and Amarone immediately come to mind - but the country’s white wines are no less special. While some who read these words may think that Italian whites are simple and less than remarkable, thanks in large part to the volumes of Pinot Grigio being produced in...

The Board of Directors of the Italian Commission for UNESCO, chaired by Franco Bernabè, has approved the candidacy of the "Landscape of the Chianti Classico Villa-Farm System" for preliminary verification, with a view to being listed as a World Heritage Site. The candidacy, which covers seven municipalities between Florence and Siena over an area o...

In the great tradition of the last 30+ years, Opera and Broadway favorites will once again come to the North Fork of Long Island through Opera & Broadway of the Hampton’s annual concert “Cristina Fontanelli and Her Fabulous Friends” taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. at Duck Walk Vineyard North, 44535 Main Rd., Southold, NY 11971...

In this presentation, you will discover the different layers and cultural influences behind Marsala, Nero d’Avola, the Amaro tradition, and contemporary Sicilian winemaking. These entrepreneurial stories make manifest not just the incredible diversity and richness of the Sicilian milieu, but also the remarkable path to its contemporary reinvention....