When dreaming of escaping to a remote island, images of white sandy beaches and pockets of lush tropical plants often spring to mind yet that is not always the case for everyone; as Giacomo Rallo, founder of the famous Sicilian wine producer Donnafugata, dreamt of Pantelleria, the largest volcanic satellite island of Sicily - a desolate place where...

It was a calm and balmy morning in September 2018 when winemaker Antonio Arrighi first plunged a basket of grapes into the Mediterranean Sea. His neighbours on the sun-drenched Italian island of Elba watched in disbelief. “Has Antonio gone crazy?” Indeed, as the bunches sank beneath the water, where they would stay for five days, Arrighi felt a str...

On September 14th 2021. The IACCSE will present “Italian Grapes in Miami” a new event format that will give to Italian boutique wineries the opportunity to present their labels to a selected panel of South Florida’s wine experts and buyers. The day will be divided in two sessions: the first one is dedicated to those wines already distributed in Flo...

Treviso is one of the most beautiful and lesser known art city in Italy. It is called "the city of two rivers" because it lies between the Cagnan and Sile rivers, in an enchanting pattern of characteristic streets and refined gardens. We recommend you to visit Piazza dei Signori with its beautiful Civic Tower, the Romanesque-style Duomo, the Founta...

Several years ago, food and wine writer Victoria Glass called Franciacorta “Italy’s best-kept sparkling secret.” Due to the wine’s limited availability outside of Italy and higher cost relative to other Italian bubblies (like Prosecco or Asti Spumante), Franciacorta still remains undiscovered by many Americans, even by those who love sparkling wine...

There are eight controlled designation of origin (DOC) production areas and five controlled and guaranteed designations of origin (DOCG) produced here, including Amarone, one of the most prestigious Italian wines. It is estimated, indeed, that 14% of all Italian wine is produced in the Verona area only.  The province of Verona, with its historical...

Giovanni Frascolla, owner of the Tua Rita vineyard in the idyllic region of Tuscany, and Alessandro Nannelli, wine expert in the famous Bolgheri region, share their top tips on how to start a wine collection at home. From the perfect fridge to how to select your first wines, these hacks will give you everything you need to start your own collection...

When it’s summertime in Sicily, it’s time to head to the local market or down to the docks to look over the day’s catch, pick out the night’s dinner, select herbs from the garden and fire up the grill. It’s a pescatarian bonanza – swordfish, tuna, branzino, octopus, squid, sardines, mullet, cuttlefish – so fresh it may still be flopping around on i...

Cilento is located in the Campania's region, precisely in the province of Salerno. It's an area rich in history, nature and traditions. Amongst the hills and beaches are hidden those that are today an object of great pride, the wines of Cilento, born from a great local tradition that has been handed down over time. A true gastronomic heritage. Let'...

The Veneto wine region of northeast Italy is best known for its sparkling Proseccos. But this region (whose capital is Venice) produces a variety of magnificent sparkling wines that differ in terms of both the grapes and the production techniques used to make them. In Veneto, wine tourists can visit wineries steeped in history and culture while the...