Easter in Italy is a serious topic. Children and teenagers are on vacation for a week, adults plan Easter lunch weeks in advance to decide who should bring what. La settimana Santa (aka Holy week) starts on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter. But what about wine? Easter: high, medium or low? Let’s start with a little curiosity: we know that Easter does...

We’re excited to host the Brunello di Montalcino – A Study In Contrasts masterclass at the debut Decanter Fine Wine Encounter NYC taking place in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District on Saturday, 18th June. The best Brunello di Montalcino wines sit alongside some of the world’s greats. Known for their elegant yet concentrated fruits and powe...

Not only worries about markets and expensive prices but also good news for Italian wine: in two years, despite the pandemic, consumers have grown, especially among young people. The health battles do not scare wine lovers: for most of them, moderate consumption is not bad (and only 1 in 10 knows what Nutriscore is). Organic and native vines are amo...

There is something distinctly Italian about sangiovese. Maybe not so surprising as it is the most planted grape variety in Italy. Widely present in Tuscany, where we find it in Chianti, Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino, it is also grown in various other Italian regions. It combines freshness, tannins and a light body which (often) makes...

T-shirts with the words 'I'm a Chianti lover', but also polo shirts with the logo of the Chianti Wine Consortium, sweatshirts, colored fleece jackets, hats, bags, cups, glasses and much more. All personalized and dedicated to Italian and international Chianti lovers. To them will be addressed the website with the new Consorzio Vino Chianti branded...

The Italian wine market of high quality is always linked to catering and consequently, to tourism and wine tourism. Which recovery in 2021, showed encouraging signs. But today, almost out of the pandemic, with so many restrictions about to fall in part from April 1, and then almost completely from May 1, the war, international tensions and rising c...

The cold cuts board is the core of the traditional Aperitivo Italiano. Tagliere plays a big part in the Italian social life Spring is just behind the corner, and the cold we had this past winter is a memory. We spent so much time in the past months at home, waiting for better moments to come. Here you go: the best season of the year is ready to sta...

Over 1 billion of wine is kept in the Prosecco Doc cellars, nearly half a billion euros in the barrels of Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino. It emerges from what is to be understood as a “statistical game” made from the intersection of the latest data updated as of February 28 by Cantina Italia, the report of the Ministry of Agriculture draw up by...

Veronafiere and Vinitaly once again open the doors of the former Gallerie Mercatali to welcome the 130 Italian producers invited to OperaWine 2022. The wineries selected by Wine Spectator magazine represent all the regions of Italy, from north to south, including the islands. The event offers producers the opportunity to present their wines to inte...

More than 320 attendees, 45 Italian brands, 200+ Italian wines and food products, 3 seminars presented by leading food and wine professionals, 1 sommelier competition. We thank everyone — exhibitors, presenters, sommeliers, and organizers — for a fantastic Taste of Italy 2022, now in its 8th year and now back in-person after a two-year hiatus. “We...