“Where does the name for this distinctly velvety and soft red wine – the illustrious Amarone – come from?” I asked this question to Raffaele Boscaini, the seventh-generation owner of Masi Agricola, a prestigious winery in the Veneto that made history with its Vapolicella and other local wines, exporting them around the world and making them more fa...

In the northernmost province of Basilicata, which stretches up from the arch of Italy’s boot, lies a mountainous, wild area. It recalls the brisk Alps of the north more than warm, southern climes. There, anchored around the extinct Monte Vulture volcano is a patchwork of ancient towns scattered among the undulating foothills that harbor some of the...

Mary Puggioni wakes up each day between 7:30 and 9 a.m., then sits in the backyard at her Wythe home in Hampton, Virginia, facing the water. Her first order of business? Coffee and a cigarette. Next up, she’s usually teasing her daughter, Nanci Caceda, and putting on a show for the nearly 80,000 TikTok followers she has gained over the past few mon...

After the great crisis caused by the closures during the difficult months of the fight against Covid, Italian catering restarts from Made in Italy and from the excellence of the territory. An example of how this strategy is successful is offered to us by the newly created platform "Officine La Rossa", a real hub of Lucanian food and wine excellence...

A pinch of great pasta, a dash of even better pizza and a spoonful of history is what makes The Hill the best spot in St. Louis to feed the craving for anything Italian. This weekend will add a little more Italian to the neighborhood by filling up your wine glass.The yearly Wine Walk on the Hill is back on August 28 and gives St. Louis wine connois...

Whether or not Italian food conquered the world, as claimed by the grandiose title of a book published 10 years ago, a case can be made for the diaspora of Italy’s native grapes. Familiar varieties such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Montepulciano and Nebbiolo have taken root in unexpected places as widespread as Uruguay, South Africa and Israel. Winemake...

It is a tradition very popular all around the country, that which sees Italians – mainly in the summer – eating peaches in wine, usually red wine, after having been left to rest for a while in the fridge both to cool off and so that all the flavors can mix perfectly. Probably the tradition has its origins in the South of Italy where it may have sta...

Rome, the beloved Eternal City, has contributed much to the modern world. Think about it: architectural innovation, models of governing, roadways, the Julian calendar, amazing art, cement…the list goes on and on. But perhaps most enduring (and possibly most appreciated) is ancient Rome’s contribution to the art of wine making. Rome’s love affair wi...

Summer is the perfect season to have great dinners with friends and relatives and get some time off to recover from the summer hot. On such occasions, it is ideal to have the different dishes accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Italian Traditions gives you a list of the best Italian summer red wines for dining.   Far from what is generally believe...

The Blu Giovello wines have been made and exported to the American market for the last 30 years and have now come out with new labeling, hence why I had this opportunity to try these wines.   The Winery ~ Blu Giovello The first thing that caught my attention of these wines was the blue color of the bottles. It immediately reminded me of the Amalfi...