While every season has its charms in Italy, autunno (autumn) is one of my favourite. In early autumn, the weather is still warm, and the cities and the beaches are not as full of tourists. Then as late autumn comes the trees change colour and the temperatures start to cool down. Generally speaking, that is! Whatever the weather, there is always a w...

The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to Wilmington on Sunday, October 13. The festival, which began in 2003, is returning to Wilmington after a four-year hiatus in the suburbs. When the festival re-located to Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, the city was under the administration of Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “At the time, the p...

While France still rules the roost when it comes to what people look for on Wine-Searcher, the big winner in terms of interest is Italy – but retailers aren't keeping up with the changes in demand. As we noted in a story last month, interest in Italian wine has been growing and Wine-Searcher's figures certainly back that up. However, despite Italy ...

È l’anno dei bianchi. Tra i migliori 50 vini italiani, scelti dalla giuria internazionale del Biwa (Best Italian Wine Awards), sedici si fanno largo tra Brunello, Barolo e Supertuscan. Come nel 2018, il migliore dell’anno è il Sassicaia, ideato da Mario Incisa di Rocchetta, l’allevatore di cavalli piemontese che ha portato lo spirito dei grandi di...

We are excited to announce that Nicola Farinetti, CEO Eataly North America, is the 2019 recipient of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce's Business and Culture Award, which recognizes an individual or entity that has contributed to strengthening economic and cultural ties between Italy and the United States. This year's Business and Culture Award...

Every September and October, wine drinkers, winemakers and all around wine nuts come together to celebrate the vendemmia or wine harvest in Tuscany.  Wine making is an old tradition in the region with some local varietals dating back to the Etruscans, a pre-Roman civilization that learnt everything they knew about vino from the Greeks.  But don’t w...

Volano le esportazioni dell’agroalimentare nazionale che fanno registrare il record storico con un balzo del 5,5%. È quanto emerge da una analisi della Coldiretti sulla base dei dati sul commercio estero dell’Istat nel primo semestre del 2019, rispetto allo stresso periodo scorso anno. Complessivamente sono stati esportati all’estero beni agricoli...

Liguria is one of the wine regions I don’t write about too often on here just due to the opportunity of not trying wines from there too often. Earlier this summer I attended some tastings and tried a variety of unique grapes from Liguria. The grapes included pollera nera, cruvin, rossese di dolceacqua and good old vermentino and sangiovese. Let’s d...

With its abundance of succulent vineyards, Abruzzo has become a successful wine region of Italy’s east coast. Geographically speaking, Abruzzo is the picturesque setting for grapes to flourish. The region is nestled between the Apennine mountain range and Maiella massif on the west, and the Adriatic sea to the east. This area has a rugged, mountain...

Brian Brossa, the general manager and co-owner of Enoteca Rossa, said he was kicked out of the kitchen of his Italian-American family as a child more often than he was invited to help. “It’s not like somebody was nurturing me to cook,” Brossa said. “But there was a lot of passion and a lot of recipes that I use at the house that are generations old...