If we were to venture a football comparison, we could talk about a team considered by many to be in the lower league taking revenge on its detractors by winning in the international arena. The team in question is Lambrusco, defined as "the humble Champagne of Emilia-Romagna" by the great Mario Soldati and today leading the export ranking of our spa...

Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

Abruzzo has always been a land of wine and sheep farming. And if the latest most famous and popular gastronomic expression is sheep arrosticini, speaking of wine the symbol is undoubtedly Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. A wine that steadily plays for the podium of the best sellers in the Italian large-scale retail trade with standard bearers such as Chian...

Some time ago, as part of the Wise space mission, some bottles of Chateau Petrus 2000, along with cuttings and parts of vines, were sent into space to study the effects of gravity absence and more, on wine and grapevines. And the bottle which, after 14 months on board of the international space station returned to earth, was auctioned by Christies’...

Wine is an integral part of a Catholic mass, a physical representation of the blood of Christ present at the Last Supper. It’s not clear if that connection is the origin of Vin Santo, Tuscany’s “holy” wine. What is known is that the good friars of Europe planted vineyards to have a ready supply of highly alcoholic, mildly sweet wine for liturgical...

In the first quarter of 2022, France's and the US wine exports increased by +24% over 2021, and Italy's by +19%. Australia’s sales recover after decline due to Chinese tariffs. The first quarter 2022 was marked by growth in international wine trade. French wines exports allow France to be first in the rankings, following the record reached in 2021...

“I am in love with this area,” gushes Roberto Bruno, walking along the top of his flagship vineyard, called Quattro Venti, in Campania’s tiny Greco di Tufo appellation. The vineyard dramatically slopes down from the hilltop in all directions, with a mix of soil layers that include sedimentary stones from an ancient lake, volcanic pumice and tuff, a...

Ciao Bruto — an Italian phrase that translates to “Hello, Ugly!” — may be an unconventional name for a wine shop, but this new Healdsburg boutique is anything but typical. Opened just off the plaza in late May, Ciao Bruto doesn’t offer a single wine from Sonoma County or even California. Instead, it spotlights organic and biodynamic wines from nort...

Grappino, the groundbreaking Italian restaurant owned by Fabrizio and Ingrid Aielli, will be hosting a wine dinner featuring the Berlucchi Winery on June 23, at 6:30 p.m. Berlucchi is an icon in the world of Italian wine, a pioneer of the classical method in Franciacorta, whose passion gave rise to the very first Franciacorta release in 1961. This...

With its 300 exhibiting companies (nearly 8 percent of the entire fair), Italy was more prominent than ever at the 2022 edition of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. Also thanks to the fact that, for the second consecutive time, it was the fair’s partner country. The Italian Pavilion, a 2,300-square-meter exhibition space dedicated to Italian...