A wine born from a maze. It's the latest bet of the Marco Carpineti Organic Farm, which between the municipalities of Bassiano, Sezze, and Sermoneta, has built the world's largest Vineyard Maze. The project has transformed a portion of vineyard of about three hectares into a complex design that houses two spirals and a maze, wrapped in a wave motif...

The baby vine had everything it needed in its peaceful, ancient sanctuary protected by surrounding mountains, the highest reaching over 8,200 feet, in an area of the Italian island of Sicily where time has stood still for over 500 years on the Feudo Montoni wine estate. This baby Nero d’Avola red grape variety, known as Calabrese in this isolated M...

It is beyond doubt that a proper glass of wine complements the exquisite cuisine and breathtaking landscapes of Italy. As a global leader in the realm of wine production, Italy offers a captivating selection for both seasoned enthusiasts and curious newcomers. From the robust intensity of red varietals to the delicate finesse of white wines, Italy...

In this early spring, which in many parts of Italy resembles a late winter, with the vines already sprouting, the fires in the vineyard return to provide striking, but also troubling images. Like those coming from the social profiles of Abbazia di Novacella, one of the oldest wineries in South Tyrol, whose rows of vines were filled with lit candles...

Most lovers of Italian wines have yet to realize the difference between Montepulciano, the medieval town in southwest Tuscany, Italy, and Montepulciano, the grape. Many, if not all, think them the same, stating, “Well, that’s easy. It’s the grape grown in and around Montepulciano.” But it’s not. The grape varietal that is cultivated in and around M...

On the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of Chianti Classico, Vecchie Terre di Montefili is preparing to bring the best of the Tuscan wine tradition to American enthusiasts. The historic Greve in Chianti winery will in fact be the undisputed protagonist of a very high-level event which highlights the Chianti Classico brand, which celebra...

Italy has always been a land of discovery and fantasy – especially for Americans. Around 16.8 million people in the US self-identify as Italian-American, according the Census Bureau, there are close to 50,000 Italian restaurants in the US, and Italy is in the top five countries that Americans pack their bags and go visit every year. The heady blend...

I don’t know how many of you buy wine specifically to drink with food, but the Italians do and we could learn a few lessons from them. If you taste wines such as soave and pinot grigio on their own, you might think they’re a bit bland and boring, but sip a glass with a plate of antipasti or spaghetti carbonara, say, and they spring into life. Itali...

As a chartered ferry pulls up to Gorgona, an island off the Ligurian coast of Italy, the landscape showcases exactly what travelers might expect from the region: blue-black rocky outcrops on the shore, crystal-clear water below, and beautiful, rolling green hills with a glimpse of thriving vineyards visible from the right angle. And though the scen...

You say Piedmont and you think of a red wine, you say Alto Adige and you think of a white. When it comes to quality PDO wines, the association is often immediate. The Observatory on the competitiveness of Wine Regions, in collaboration with Nomisma Wine Monitor and UniCredit, focused on this specific theme in its 2024 edition, capturing both the pe...