Italy is entirely crossed by a network of tourist itineraries designed to promote and guard the territories where the excellent local wines are produced? These are the so-called Wine Routes, not chosen at random, but governed by a 1999 law that guarantees the quality of the offer. Treat yourself to a journey through magnificent lands, rich in art,...

Tuscany offers outstanding wine destinations, like the Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano areas south of Florence, where you can travel through camera-ready vineyard landscapes and enjoy famous vintages at their source. But no fan of superb wines should miss another key territory, where the Super Tuscans, those relatively new (since the 1970s an...

The Christmas and New Year festivities marked a new record for Made in Italy food exports, which reached a total value of 4.4 billion euros in this period alone, thus recording an increase of 11% compared to last year's figures. This is underlined by the analysis prepared by Coldiretti based on ISTAT data, from which it emerges that the double-digi...

Prosecco is one of the most loved wines by Italians and not only. Ideal for an aperitif or to accompany any meals with joy. It is the pride of wine production in north-eastern Italy. The story of his name is long and fascinating, dating back to ancient Roman times. Although there is a village near Trieste that is called just Prosecco, it is not fro...

When temperatures drop low, what’s better than a steaming hot drink to warm the body and spirit?! Here are nine drinks to enjoy in Italy in winter.  Bombardino The name alone is enough to bring on some cheer. Bombardino (meaning ‘little bomb’) may very well be the favorite hot drink of skiers as you will see many of them gulp one down at Italy’s ri...

In the world of the web, the reference point, the origin of any search, is Google, the most widely used search engine and the answer to every question, or almost every question. If, however, the doubt or curiosity concerns a bottle of wine, the right place - however virtual - is “Wine-Searcher”, the reference portal for wine lovers all over the wor...

Four or five years ago I wrote a column in my series on “Italian Wines by Region” describing the various wines of Piedmont. On our recent trip to Italy, we began our visit with a return to Piedmont, arguably one of if not the best wine regions in Italy. Any discussion of the best wines in Italy invariably includes the wines from Piedmont. Best know...

If there is one Italian wine people know, it’s Chianti (pronounced “key-on-tee”). This lovely, medium-bodied wine is omnipresent in Italian-themed restaurants, supermarkets and wine shops. But consumers know little about it, because the labels generally give only flowery descriptions of the taste or origin. However, clues to its source and quality...

Italy, which in the first 9 months of 2021 exported 5.13 billion euros worth of wine (+15% on 2020), has its own locomotive, Veneto. Whose production, according to Istat data, between January and September 2021, reached 1.78 billion euros in shipments, up 13.1% on the same period in 2020, or 34.7% of the total, more than one bottle in three. In sec...

In 2019, the site Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene, located in north-eastern Italy, was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, becoming the 55th Italian site on the list. By virtue of the cohesiveness and the dedication of the different territorial actors, the aim was achieved after a nomination process that lasted ten ye...