Walk into any wine shop and it’s hard not to run into someone talking about “orange wines,” which have been undergoing quite the renaissance in recent years. But what is orange wine, exactly? First things first: “orange wine” is not a type of wine made from a magical, orange grape. In short, orange wines are produced with white wine grapes but vini...

This year, Italian wine sector is preparing to exceed for the first time the 6 billion euro threshold of a structurally active trade balance, although in the first half of the year its sales growth is less vigorous than in the past and the average price is falling significantly, especially in the EU area. Sales in non-EU countries subject to free t...

2019 has undoubtedly been a very positive year for the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. First of all, the Chamber was able to reach the highest number of members in 28 years of its history – an all-time record of 300 corporate members. In addition, thanks to the efforts of our local coordinators and the support of the Consulate General of Italy,...

The Italian Embassy in Washington organized the symposium "Geographical Indications: Opportunities and Challenges" on Geographical Indications and Denominations of Protected Origin. Members of the main Italian consortia and representatives of American regional products attended the event. At the outset Ambassador Armando Varricchio recalled how "op...

Valpolicella DOC wine is surging in popularity in the United States, with sales having grown in value by 6.3% in 2018. This success demonstrates it is a multitasking wine that is moving into the mainstream, because it is drinkable in all seasons and can be paired with many different dishes. "It's a refreshing wine, fruity and floral, that in some w...

NEXXT organizza una importante manifestazione promo-commerciale: NEXXT – MADE IN ITALY EXPO, si tratta di una iniziativa pensata dagli organizzatori a sostegno dell'internazionalizzazione delle PMI Italiane e finalizzata a sostenere lo sviluppo dell'export di prodotti Italiani autentici in prevalenza in California, ma anche in tutta la East Coast d...

When comparing Champagne and Prosecco, the key difference is the regions from which they originate, as well as consumer cost due to the creation process. Champagne is a product of the Champagne region of France and is made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. A standard pour, which is between five and six ounces, has about 128 cal...

Wine values exist in many countries, but perhaps no nation produces as many reasonably priced wines of very good quality as Italy. The reasons for this? There are many, but perhaps the primary cause is the fact that most wines in Italy are made with indigenous varieties, many of which are found nowhere else in the world, meaning that these wines ar...

Con un balzo del 9% nelle bottiglie esportate lo spumante italiano conquista le tavole nel mondo dove per Natale e Capodanno 2019 ci sarà il record storico di brindisi Made in Italy. E’ quanto emerge da una analisi della Coldiretti dalla quale si evidenzia che a fine anno sarà raggiunto per la prima volta il record storico annuale delle vendite all...

I have been intrigued by the wines of Sicily for some time now and am always excited about the opportunity to try them, especially those of Mt. Etna.  Being onsite at Firriato, walking on the soils, experiencing the climate and admiring the landscapes I’ve discovered is what makes these wines so special.    Upon arrival in Catania I was greeted by...