Around the world, Italian sparkling wines continue to make their mark despite the fact that the period is not the best as far as the international wine-related market is concerned. A balance that sees a 14% drop for the volumes of Italian sparkling wines shipped to the United States in 2023, but not that of the actual consumption of Italian sparkli...

Despite some difficulties in 2023, the United States is by far the leading market for Italian wine. After a record 2022, at €1.86 billion, 8.3% over 2021, in the first 11 months of 2023, imports to the U.S. stopped at €1.6 billion (down 6% over the same period in 2022, Istat data analyzed by WineNews). A negative figure, to be sure, but an improvem...

In celebration of the Italian Festival of Women in March, Restaurateur Caroline Styne and Chef Suzanne Goin present La Festa della Donna on Monday, March 11, 2024, at A.O.C. in Brentwood. Caroline has invited her special guests Mariarita Grasso of Azienda Agricola Filippo Grasso and Alice Bonaccorsi of Azienda Agricola Alice Bonaccorsi, Italy. Also...

Who doesn’t enjoy a glass or two of bubbly every once in a while? Champagne or prosecco, dry or sweet, bubbles are key, so it’s not a surprise that ensuring there are many (and that they last) has been the goal of winemakers for centuries. Because we know it: over time, sparkling wines gradually lose their effervescence.  Recent research by the Uni...

In 2023, the export volumes of Italian sparkling wines to the United States witnessed a substantial decline of -14%. Despite this setback, there is a simultaneous uptrend in the actual consumption percentages of Italian sparkling wines, evident on both retail shelves and within American establishments. This trend is discerned by the UIV (Italian Wi...

On the strength of its intact beauty, growing prestige, and increasingly recognized quality, as evidenced also by the 7 wines of the territory present in the “Top 100” 2023 by “Wine Spectator”m and with an increasingly high positioning in the markets, with an average price increased by 7% in 2023 compared to 2022, and 13% compared to 2021, also tha...

This month, I’m highlighting the Maremma wine region, often overshadowed by its neighboring wine regions to the north. Located in southern Tuscany, the Maremma is a stretch of territory between Pisa and Livorno from the north down to the northern part of the Lazio region. Let's learn all about the Maremma including some wines from a cooperative, Ca...

A territory rich in great wines, culture, landscapes and tradition, where even a good glass to be tasted in a unique atmosphere or in a historic winery is reason to travel in search of an experience to remember. We are in the lands of Langa and Roero, Italy’s leading district in terms of value, home of Barolo, Barbaresco and the other important dec...

Valpolicella embraces 19 municipalities, covering an area of 30,000 hectares, rising 750 meters above sea level and descending 50 meters above sea level, of which 8,586 hectares are planted with vines, and of which 3,500 are “sustainable” (and, therefore, either organic or biodynamic, or otherwise in the National Quality System of Integrated Produc...

A real “electronic nose”, invented in Italy, that can be used to recognize the freshness of a wine and and its origin: scientist Sonia Freddi, in the laboratories of the Physics Department of the Catholic University of Brescia, created it. The instrument is based on the fact that all foods and beverages emit particular gas molecules, which can indi...