Soave has won the “Borgo dei Borghi 2022” award. It is linked to wine in its name and raison d’être. Soave is the most beautiful village in Italy, and number one in the now historic contest the popular television program, “Kilimanjaro” (Rai 3) hosted by Camilla Raznovich, launched. It is a small town in the Veneto Region and its icon is the crenela...

As our grand tour of Italian wine nears its final lap, it's time for a stop in one of the country's most exciting wine regions: the volcanic island of Sicily. The largest island in the Mediterranean, its wine history dates back more than 6,000 years and survived the island's conquest by the Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Italians. Despite being sur...

After archiving a record-breaking 2021 - with 7.1 billion euros of wine shipped to markets around the world - the first month of 2022 confirms the positive trend, taking advantage of the wind at its back and enjoying the post-pandemic and pre-war enthusiasm, a convergence destined to change as early as February. Thus, in January, Italian wine expor...

Italian winemakers must feel like they are on the crest of a wave right now – or at least some of them – but it's no time to rest on their laurels. The wines of Italy have probably never been as popular globally as they have been over the past five years. Wine lovers, collectors and critics have showered plaudits, love and money upon the wines that...

From the great tastings of “Vinitaly 2022”, and not only, also more than 100,000 euros arrived in solidarity in favor of organizations such as the Italian Caritas for the support of Ukrainian refugees. All the proceeds from the Veronafiere tastings (80,000 euros) were donated to charity. As well as the 22,500 euros, collected in the charity auction...

Inflation is galloping in the United States too (+ 7.9%, the highest level in 40 years), and Italian wine is risking its run on its number one market in the world, revealed the US wine market experts interviewed in the International Wine and Spirits Record, IWSR / Wine intelligence survey, presented by the UIV-Vinitaly Observatory at “Vinitaly 2022...

Though postponed twice by the pandemic, the 20th Longmeadow UNICO Food and Wine Tasting will finally take place this coming Saturday, April 23, and club members promise the event will be the best yet. The organization’s largest annual fundraiser is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Center Court at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. It will feature...

Umbria is a less touristed region of Italy. Located due east of Tuscany, it always seems to sit in its neighbor’s shadow. It’s one of the smallest regions in Italy and the only one that doesn’t border a coastline or other country. And like the region itself, Umbrian foods and Umbrian wines are often lesser-known and underrated. Instead of being dom...

“The candidature of the Valpolicella grape drying technique as a Unesco Intangible Heritage is officially launched from Verona, from “Vinitaly 2022”. This is a great opportunity for the development of the Denomination and the territory, a driving force for local economies and for the enhancement of the traditional, unmistakable and inimitable proce...

It’s no secret that Piedmont begets some of Italy’s, if not the world’s, finest wines. This landlocked region neighboring France is particularly renowned for Barolo and Barbaresco, tannic reds made from nebbiolo grapes in and around Monferrato. Befittingly, Monferrato provides the backdrop for another beloved Piedmontese “B”: Barbera. Garnet-hued N...