Greve in Chianti is a District in province of Florence, along the Chianti road, and it is one of the most quintessential wine areas in central Italy. The renown wine museum is located here at Greve in Chianti. It was established by a family of local entrepreneurs who have been collecting materials to tell the story and the traditions of this Tuscan...

Say hello to this summer’s wine MVP: G.D. Vajra’s Claré J.C. Langhe Nebbiolo 2020. I know what you’re thinking: You're suggesting a nebbiolo for the sweltering, triple-digit summer? You couldn't think of anything more refreshing than an Italian red? Do not worry. Just because this isn’t a white, rosé or orange wine doesn’t mean it isn’t beautifully...

The wines of Tuscany are a force to be reckoned with. The land of great reds is best known for its indigenous Sangiovese grape, which has given rise to the most famous denominations, such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, and Morellino di Scansano. But here the international vines are also very important (among the main Merlot and Cabern...

An Eataly Wine & Cheese Festa? It’s happening, amici! Celebrate the season on Thursday, July 29 with crisp whites, bold reds, and refreshing rosés at our Wine & Cheese Fest: A Dozen Rosé. Taste, you guessed it, a dozen Italian rosé, plus a few hand-selected reds and whites, and peruse more than five chef-curated tasting stations, and an overflowing...

The Susumaniello wine grape would have disappeared if a family of Apulian winemakers didn't intervene. Now, it's destined to become just as famous as Negroamaro or Primitivo.  Susumaniello is widespread in the Brindisi area, finding its best expression in the sandy soil, constant ventilation, and brackish air of the area overlooking the sea of Sale...

I once attended a seminar where legendary Italian wine writer Victor Hazan confidently announced, “The color of wine is red!” While Italy is best known for its reds, there are numerous distinctive whites, primarily from indigenous grape varieties. Think you know Pinot Grigio? You don’t know Pinot Grigio until you’ve tried Italian Pinot Grigio. If y...

Frank DiFlora was born in the Bronx in 1929, but he was conceived in Salerno, Italy. "My grandma was pregnant on the boat, and he barely made it to these shores," says Steve DiFlora. His father, who passed away in 2019 at 90, had strong roots in a culture where families made their own wine. This helps explain the care he took — and fun he had — cre...

The cities of Napa, California, and Montalcino, Italy are proud to formally announce a long-term sister city partnership between the two communities. The sistership will strengthen the dialogue between the citizens of Napa and Montalcino to promote cooperation and exchange. Through the sister city partnership, Napa and Montalcino will look to foste...

Orvieto is town set up high on a hillside made of tufo in the landlocked region of Umbria in central Italy.  The wines of the Orvieto DOC span both Umbria and the northern part of the Lazio region.  The vineyards are influenced by nearby Lake Corbara and Lake Bolsena as well as the Paglia and Tevere Rivers.  This area was once covered by an ancient...

Right now, NYC hosts Brunello Week (through 20 June). During this debut culinary event, 40 restaurants are showcasing two of Italy’s most beloved styles of wine: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. But several weeks before the event in NYC, we explored three wineries in the town of Montalcino, where Brunello is made. There, in the lush...