Facenda Spirits, a new handcrafted limoncello distillery, is set to bring the Amalfi Coast to downtown Doylestown, writes Michele Haddon for the Bucks County Courier Times. Owned by Chalfont couple Richard and Stacy Facenda, the distillery will offer a locally made version of the traditional Italian liqueur.  Richard Facenda has spent the last two...

When you think of Kentucky, you think of bourbon, and a new distillery here in Danville is giving residents a new option to enjoy Kentucky’s signature spirit. The Luca Mariano distillery is bringing a taste of Italy to the bluegrass. In 2017, owner Francesco Viola’s dream of infusing his family’s Italian-inspired whiskey recipe became reality with...

Grappa, an iconic Italian spirit, is deeply rooted in the country’s rich cultural and culinary heritage. This unique distilled beverage is known for its robust flavor and aromatic qualities. Traditionally, grappa was considered a poor man’s drink, made by resourcefully utilizing the remnants of the winemaking process. Today, it enjoys global recogn...

In Italy, 2023 was good year for whisky. Five distilleries unveiled their inaugural releases, and many others are set to hit the market in the coming years. It signals the arrival of a new era for a country that has always been distinguished by a large number of enthusiasts, but never acknowledged as a whisky-making country. The European nation has...

At sunset, when the sun goes down and the Italian squares light up with an orange whiteness, the glasses of Italians - and not only them, now - are filled with tasty cocktails. The latter have marked the history of the country, making themselves famous and unmissable. Italian cocktails are the timeless symbol of Italian relaxation, of the good tast...

Best-case scenario, your summer plans include a trip to Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast. If an idyllic getaway isn't in the cards, however, you can and should still partake in one of the best parts of Italian hospitality — aperitivo hour. Some of our favorite Italian cocktails call for ingredients you likely already have at home and are incredibly simp...

A historic venue for a product of excellence, which over the centuries has become an authentic icon of Italian tradition. Distilleria Nardini has been producing grappa since 1779, and it’s right here, in Bassano del Grappa, in the heart of the Veneto region, that today you can still immerse yourself in the intense aromas and flavors of a distillate...

"A Italian granita, only for adults." That's how the New York Times titled it a few years ago to introduce the sgroppino, a kind of rather creamy and alcoholic lemon sorbet, traditionally served between courses - especially between fish and meat dishes - or at the end of the meal to cleanse the palate and aid digestion. In Italy today, it is mainly...

If you’re a fan of the classic Aperol spritz, wait until you see what Eataly Las Vegas has in store for you this spring and summer. A form of the spritz first came into being in the 1800s, evolving until it reached today’s form, with an amaro, sparkling white wine and soda water. But by adjusting for other spirits, there’s incredible flexibility in...

Italian food and beverage continues to climb the world rankings, and it comes out on top in the U.S. where Italy, behind Mexico and Canada, is the third country from which the U.S. imports the most food and beverage products, and it is precisely to Italian excellence that the fifth edition of the "Authentic Italian Food & Wine Festival" event will...