Italian spumante exports are at a record high, up 20% in the first five months of 2015, according to farmers' association Coldiretti. Coldiretti President Roberto Moncalvo presented the analysis, based on research data from national statistics bureau ISTAT, at the association's Expo pavilion "No Farmers, No Party".   According to the da...

Monday, November 9, 2015. 6 to 8 PM. Italian Cultural Institute - 1023 Hilgard Avenue - LA 90024. Fees: $45 ($40 for IIC & NASA members). To register please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it. Led by Diego Meraviglia, Gold-Pin Pro Sommelier, Master Taster, North American Sommelier...

by Elisa Poli   Not only the beloved Prosecco, Barolo and Brunello and Super Tuscans or Barbaresco: Italy and its wineries are present in the American market with less famous labels but still high quality.   Here's the advice of Max Cochetti from La Cieca di Milano wine shop (www.lacieca.it), on learning how to escape from the usual g...

VISITING FRANK Cornelissen 's winery means driving along a dangerously winding road that starts on the shores of the Mediterranean and ends high on the slopes of Mount Etna. Cornelissen, a wiry Belgian-born winemaker, has spent more than a decade in the volcano's northern valley, often sleeping in his cellar, always toiling in his vineyards and for...

di Roberto Natalini   Gli autentici aromi e i sapori della più grande isola d'Italia si diffondono nella West Coast americana a partire da San Francisco. Tre giorni interamente dedicati alla scoperta di tre cantine, rappresentative di aree di produzione diverse, in tre città simbolo di altrettanti stati americani della costa ovest: San...

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.   Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily life. Italians live "la vita bella" (the beau...

di Alberto Magnani   Menù di vini, carta dei piatti. Un refuso? No: il principio che anima Mulino a Vino, il wine restaurant che ha appena aperto i battenti nel cuore di Manhattan. I clienti possono scegliere tra una selezione di 50 vini italiani al bicchiere o alla bottiglia, con abbinamenti preparati su misura dallo chef Davide Scabin: il...

Cross a discerning oenophile with an enthusiastic Italophile and you get the "Tasting in the Vineyards," the NIAF reception at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley on August 23, 4 – 6 p.m.   Join NIAF Area Coordinator Angelina Mondavi, who is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley, for an exclusive wine-tasting o...

North County has a new place to find Italian speciality goods with Roma Market, which opened on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1054 West Valley Parkway in Escondido.   The new neighborhood market features, in addition to Italian speciality items, a regular market and a deli, which will serve meats and cheese, as well as hot dishes, sandwiches, pizza, ge...

The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture announces its kick-off celebration of the Italian Heritage Month: "Vino 2015," a wine-tasting event with wines offered by Gary's Marketplace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.   Tickets for members are $40 per pers...