A hallmark of Rogue Valley viticulture is its diversity. When I first got interested in local wines, I went to a lecture given by Greg Jones, then a Southern Oregon University professor and research climatologist specializing in viticultural studies — he has since moved on to Linfield College in McMinnville, where he put the number of varietals pro...

I acquired a taste for good Italian food at a young age. Living next door to a three generation Italian family introduced us to unsurpassed cuisine. Straight off the boat, Grandma’s ravioli was made from scratch. The dough was light and creamy, the filling laced with ricotta and the fresh homemade sauce was one that had simmered for days. At Christ...

Put sparkling wine and Italy together and the usual answer is prosecco, but 200km west of the Veneto – the home of prosecco – lies another, little-known, sparkling wine region: Franciacorta. Wine has been made in the area for centuries but producers didn’t start making sparkling varieties until the 1960s. However, by 1995 this wine had been awarded...

Vinitaly International Academy is the provider of highly-specialized education and training about Italian wine to industry professionals worldwide, systematically conducting advanced courses that cater to those who have made wine their career. These professionals operate in various areas of the beverage sector around the globe (sales, imports, mark...

Italy is known worldwide for its vineyards and wines… And you can get a taste of some of Italy’s finest right here on the coast. The Beau Rivage invites all wine lovers to the Banfi Wine Dinner on Thursday, May 23rd. Banfi is a family-owned company that was founded in 1919 and has grown to 32 wineries throughout Italy. For $125 per person, the wine...

This month we are highlighting the island wines of Italy.  Obviously a broad range as Italy has over 450 islands with some of the largest being Sicily and Sardinia.  There are plenty of wonderful smaller islands to explore that produce wine as well including Capri, Ischia, Elba and more.  I’m taking you to the island of Sardinia, known as Sardegna ...

Vino lovers, mark your calendars! On May 25, we're making your wine dreams come true with a variety of wine events during our first-ever Vino Day. From market offers to complimentary tastings and classes, read on to learn what you can expect during our wine extravaganza. Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, you can shop our entire wine shop — fe...

When: Monday, June 3, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450 Join us for a special Sardinian wine tasting and degustation of local products from Sardinia. Oenologist Clara Orban (and Professor at DePaul University) will lead us on this exciting culinary journey. This event is open...

The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is pleased to announce its 2019 communications program for the United States. The Consorzio of vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Italy's Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which was established to safeguard the standards of what eventually became the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wi...

L’applicazione di nuovi dazi USA annunciati dal presidente Donald Trump  – che scatenano dibattito internazionale e indici di Borsa –  riguardano prodotti provenienti dalla Cina (nuove imposte all’ingresso pari al 25% su 325 miliardi di prodotti al momento non tassati), ma anche per quelli UE esistono rischi concreti.  La procedura programmata dal...