Italy triumphed at the Spirits Selection of the Brussels World Competition with its grappas and gins, not forgetting bitters, liqueurs and a few vermouths. The Belpaese country won a total of 52 medals out of a total of 145 samples presented, thus reaching a percentage of 35%, against the general average of medals awarded which is 30-32%. Internati...

Nick Chambers grew up hearing stories about his Italian family’s history—how his great-grandfather, Anthony Carbone, journeyed from Italy to America as a pre-teen and in 1903, founded a successful Denver business importing and selling wine, pasta, olive oil, and other essentials. But it wasn’t until later—much later, when Chambers was in his early...

Disaronno International proudly announces a top nomination for their flagship Disaronno in Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Awards as Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year. Disaronno Originale is the iconic and top selling Italian liqueur in the world. During the pandemic, Disaronno, a global symbol for Italian sophistication, saw an increase in millennial...

There is no drink like Italian grappa that better represents the concept of Made in Italy. That is because grappa is a completely Italian product: the European regulation regarding the protection of geographic details of alcoholic drinks indicates grappa as grape pomace brandy distilled exclusively in Italy. This means that the grape used for its p...

Tucked in a quiet corner, Amari manages to feel like a secret even though it's located on one of Midtown's busiest stretches. Next door to the local favourite speakeasy-style Death & Taxes, Amari is an Italian cocktail bar serving up signature sips, wine and inspired by Italian beverages. Inside, Amari is dim and sexy, an ideal, chandelier-lit spot...

Italy is the homeland of the aperitif: hanging out with friends whilst sipping a nice cocktail and tasting finger food is an all-Italian tradition, and just as Italian are the most popular Italian aperitif drinks.  The custom of having an alcoholic drink before dinner was already a thing in Ancient Rome to whet the appetite, what we know today as a...

Limoncello has the power to temporarily transport imbibers to Italy from the first sip. Buying a bottle is simple, but there's just something about homemade limoncello – gifting someone a bottle of it says ti voglio bene (I love you) in a way that no other gift can. Mainly produced in Southern Italy in the regions around the Gulf of Naples, the Sor...

I can almost taste it before it arrives. I can certainly visualize it: a crystal rock glass glistening with a striking ruby-colored liquid, a slice of orange or orange peel floating above.  As soon as I sit down at a restaurant or a cocktail lounge, even before the runner pours water into my glass, I know what I'll be having. I'll pretend to scruti...

Italian aperitivo and digestivo are distinct categories of spirits, with fairly specific uses and characteristics, from colors and flavors to alcoholic strength. Bear in mind that language is slippery and there can be drinks that are considered aperitivi and digestive that don’t necessarily fall into either category. For instance, a Pilsner can ser...

 Campari, the iconic Italian aperitif, launches Campari Red Diaries 2021: Fellini Forward at the Campari Boat – In Cinema during the 78th Venice International Film Festival - La Biennale di Venezia, a pioneering project inspired by the late Federico Fellini using Artificial Intelligence techniques, including machine learning, to explore the creativ...