Ci voleva un esperto di Medioevo, un cacciatore di documenti d’archivio, per smentire uno dei luoghi comuni del made in Italy: quello che vuole la Franciacorta del vino come una zona creata dal nulla da qualche imprenditore di mondi lontani, dal tessile alle costruzioni. Gabriele Archetti, medievista con cattedra alla Cattolica di Milano e trono al...

Friuli Venezia Giulia is mostly famous for its outstanding wines – especially the white ones; but do not neglect the red and the “orange” wines obtained with a prolonged maceration of must with grape skins – and for the delicious hams crafted in the whole region: from the exquisite San Daniele PDO dry-cured ham to the rare traditionally-smoked ham...

Fine Italian wine importer, Empson USA has announced its annual “Barolo Brunello Barbaresco Tour,” which will take place January 23 – January 30. Highlighting the great reds of Northern Italy, Empson USA will celebrate its renowned Barolo, Brunello and Barbaresco producers during a multi-city celebration of events and tastings around the United Sta...

Nel mese delle festività si è registrato il record storico per l’export agroalimentare italiano sulle tavole di tutto il mondo, con le esportazioni di vini, spumanti, panettoni, formaggi, salumi e caviale Made in Italy che solo a dicembre 2019 hanno raggiunto i 3,5 miliardi di euro con un aumento del +7%. Questi i dati emersi dall’analisi Coldirett...

California winemakers are lending support to their French, Spanish and Italian counterparts in a plea to eliminate tariffs on the beverage after a trade standoff involving Airbus SE spilled over into duties on European wine. “Wine should not be targeted with tariffs of any kind in trade disputes unrelated to the wine trade,” the Wine Institute, whi...

Wine lists can be intimidating. The grapes, places, producers, styles and vintages create a knot of information that can seem impossible to untangle, especially when on the spot in a restaurant. As a sommelier, I’m on a mission to dive into the wine lists at North Texas restaurants and untangle the vinous knot. For Italian wines, Chianti and Barolo...

Gambero Rosso, the Italian-based media company founded in 1987 and a noted authority on Italian wine and food, returns to the U.S. in early 2020 for its annual invitation-only Trade & Media Tour featuring wines that received the conveted “Tre Bicchieri” designation in the company’s famed, annual Vini d’Italia (Italian Wines guide). The Vini d’Itali...

Brace yourselves, wine lovers. The price of Italian and other European wines in the US could double at the end of January. A bottle of your favourite Chianti, Barolo or Prosecco could soon cost twice as much if you're in the US, as the Trump administration is threatening to slap 100 percent tariffs on all wines imported from Europe. On December 12,...

As you are probably already aware, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is currently considering the implementation of 100 percent tariffs on food and wines produced in the European Union, including Italian products. The USTR already imposed 25 percent tariffs on Italian cheese and other food products in October of last year. The fallout for Italia...

No longer confined to Italy’s most vaunted regions for quality wines, sommeliers are stretching the boundaries of traditional offerings, turning to indigenous grapes and previously unknown regions to refresh their lists. And, happily for lovers of Italian cuisine, such native wines are finding their way into the upper tiers of dining in the United...