Ah, the first drink at the end of the day – a noble tradition honoured almost anywhere in the world. Getting a boozy kick at a bar before dinner is what prevents a probably shocking number of adults from losing their minds on the daily. In the UK, we know this as happy hour, a glorious time when –if you’re lucky – the drinks are two-for-one and the...

A path surrounded by magnificent vineyards will get you to the Borgo Conventi villa. The estate owes its name to a legend, according to which local feudatory Rizzardo di Strassoldo donated a plot of land to the Dominican Fathers who built a convent there. The current history of the winery, instead, dates back to 1975, when Gianni Vescovo started t...

The Chianti Classico Consortium returned to New York City on February 28th to celebrate the recent introduction of the UGA (Additional Geographic Units) classification system, which differentiate and highlight the differences in climate and soil type of 11 villages of the region. The Walk-around Tasting was held at the Altman Building from 12 to 5...

It’s time to celebrate with the Italian Club of Tampa in Historic Ybor City. The organization announced the spirited showcase known as Wine Fest of Italy will take place on April 24 at The Italian Club of Tampa (1731 E 7th Avenue). Wine Fest will represent Italy’s vast wine regions. A selection of wines from California’s regions will also be availa...

The world is very worried about how the Russia - Crimea war will evolve, and in the meantime, it is continuing. Naturally, everyone is hoping they can toast the end of the conflict soon. As the war rages, instead, Italian wine and the world continue working in 2022 to maintain the great recovery in 2021.  And, it looks like things are going rather...

VIA welcomed 18 students for two intensive days of tastings and masterclasses. With the support and patronage of ITA - Italian Trade Agency, the students tasted 38 wines under the guidance of VIA Faculty member Henry Davar, IWE. On Sunday the students submitted required video projects and faced the challenging 2.5-hour exam, composed of 2 blind tas...

While frequently overshadowed by other regions of Italian wine, the island of Sicily actually produces some of the finest wine in the world. Home to several native grape varieties, Sicilian wine is delicious, with complex flavors that rival any wine-making region. In previous decades, Sicilian wines weren’t held in high regard, overshadowed by Ital...

With a focus on tradition and family, relationships are at the heart of Muscardini Cellars. At that heart’s core are the relationships that proprietor Michael Muscardini has cultivated in the vineyards with the growers he receives phenomenal fruit from every year. Such relationships are just one reason Muscardini Cellars has continued to produce It...

In honor of International Women’s History Month, it is only fitting to honor some of the famous women in wine history. One of whom very few people have heard, but is responsible for helping to launch two of the world’s largest wine brands, is Teresa Franzia. Standing at a dominative 4’11 inches, Teresa immigrated from Italy in the early 1900s to me...

Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, gastronome and sociologist, as well as one of the most authoritative International voices when it comes to food and not only, told WineNews in a face to face interview about wine, “the history of the last half century has been the history of the “Renaissance” of Italian wine, and how one of our most important ag...