Italy's Josko Gravner is the only winemaker I've met who keeps a simple wooden chair in his cellar just so he can sit down there and think about his wine. Is he making it the right way? Should he have a different approach? Is it truly the wine he wants to make?   Gravner's career is a series of drastic decisions. In the 1980s, he says, he re...

by Adam Teeter   Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we'd argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to Italy. The food, wine and people are a combination that can't be beat, and it's a must for any lover of wine and culture.   And while you could spend a lifetime traveling Italy, most of...

Toscana Divino, the premiere modern Italian restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of Mary Brickell Village, is proud to announce a unique one-of-a-kind wine dinner in celebration of ancient Florentine winemaker Antinori's 630th Birthday! Join us in rediscovering how the Florence Renaissance influenced and shaped the world's modern cuisine th...

  WTI Magazine #44    2014 October, 1Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   The Donnafugata winery holds 160 years of experience with owner Giacomo Rallo combining his experience with his wife Gabriella and her experience in the industry. The two combined, along with their two children Jose' and Antonio, are one of the limited w...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   One of the best meetings I had while in Piedmont was my private tour of the Ascheri winery in Bra, Italy. I was fortunate enough to have it organized for me through Martignetti's due to my work with the distributor. I entered behind the gates that day l...

  WTI Magazine #54    2015 February, 20Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   This is our first introduction on Vino Travels to the region of Liguria, also known as the Italian Riviera. Liguria is a mountainous region located in the northwestern part of Italy following along the coastline as you head towards France and the Frenc...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   This past month I started featuring Italian wine words for those of you to start learning some of the Italian language in the wine industry. I started doing Italian Wine Word Wednesday that I'll feature on my social media and o...

Exports of Italian sparkling wines are expected to hit the record figure of 1.2 billion euros by year-end. Though the gap with French competitors in 2016 is still wide (about 1.5 billion euros), Italian spumante wines had a 25 percent increase, while French champagne suffered a slight decline (- 1 percent).   As customary, Wine Monitor, Nomi...

  WTI Magazine #69    2015 October, 2Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   The Demarie winery, owner by Paolo Demarie, is located in Vezza d'Alba, which is part of the Roero district. Their vineyards are spread out across 20 hectacres (50 acres) in the towns of Vezza, Guarene, Castellinaldo and Cast...

Valpolicella wines produced by "Amarone Families" will have a leading role on the tables of the many events planned for this weekend in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 39th NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) Anniversary. NIAF is the main Italian Americans organization.   The NIAF yearly meeting ( October 23 – 26), it is not just a...