Thanks to a new innovative project, astronauts will be able to "sip" a glass of wine in space through "pills." On March 20th and 21st, in Rome, at the headquarters of the Italian Space Agency, the Symposium "A tavola nello Spazio: produzione e conservazione di cibo" (At the table in Space: production and preservation of food) was held. An event to...

The inhabitants of the ancient world routinely drank alcoholic beverages, as they were often safer than potentially polluted water. The ancient Romans were no different, as wine was a central part of their culture. By all estimates, they also drank a lot of it. Recently, archaeologists have been able to determine what their wine tasted like, allowi...

A fixture at every dining table in Italy, wine is as ubiquitous as espresso and homemade pasta. Wine has been produced in Italy for millennia and the country boasts 350 indigenous grape varietals from north to south. Unfortunately, climate change is having negative impacts on production due to increasing temperatures, intense rainfall and soil degr...

Easter and Easter Monday are around the corner. As is well known, gastronomic customs at festive tables vary from region to region (but also from country to country); therefore, it is somewhat complicated to find a dish that is consumed by everyone during the Easter period. However, if we want to identify something that is truly transversal, in add...

Why wine travel? Well, that’s an easy one. Wine takes on the taste of its environment. Great wines are made from surly grapes, grapes that struggle to grow. The same grapes make living wines that taste different anywhere you go; it’s the wanderer’s drink of choice.  This is in great contrast to Cola drinks, whose makers spend millions assuring ever...

Italy, the world’s largest wine-producing country, is home to a plethora of grape varieties. The Italian government has authorized more than 350 grape varieties for commercial grape production out of about 500 varieties grown there. Compare this to the second-largest grape growing country in the world (France), where about 60 grape varieties are co...

Alto Adige Wines continues its Digging Deeper Roots campaign in the US market through comprehensive and thoughtful trade and media initiatives. Launched in 2023, the program enhances this Italian region's reach, awareness and understanding with key target audiences. It is led by the region's agency of record, Teuwen, an Evins Communications Company...

When it comes to indigenous grape varieties, Italy is king. With over 2,000 to choose from, winemakers literally have the pick of the bunch, yet only a handful (think Sangiovese and Nebbiolo) have gained international notoriety. If you want to explore more interesting styles of wine that you won’t find elsewhere, and buy wines that offer better val...

It has not been an easy year for wine, internationally, amidst consumption crises, weather conditions that undermined production and markets that did not take off, Asia first and foremost. Yet between ups and downs, Italy, on the whole, has held up, as WineNews also reported recently. Succeeding, in particular, in closing 2023 with a hold on the ex...

My great grandfather Niccolò Cipollina was born in the Cala, Palermo’s ancient port, in 1899. My great grandmother was born in Villarosa in the Enna province at around the same time. My Sicily roots run deep and it’s one of my favorite places to travel. It’s also a frustrating place to dine out since so many restaurants exist mainly to cater to tou...