The unrelated Ferrari Trento sparkling wine brand took over as F1’s ‘Official Toast’ in 2021 – although it wasn’t the first time its product was sprayed on an F1 podium. The 1981 Italian Grand Prix, won by Renault’s Alain Prost, featured its wine in a one-off deal. After several decades of using Moet and Mumm champagne after races, sparkling wine p...

Antonio Molinari, the entrepreneur and president of Molinari Italia who with his family made the star anise liqueur famous all over the world, died at the age of 81. “A brilliant and far-sighted entrepreneur - the words of his wife Daniela and their children Angelo, Inge and Mario. He dedicated his life to the company and to the family, since he wa...

The notion of Italianate cocktails tends to conjure images of aperitivo classics—Negronis and spritzes accompanied by olives, prosciutto and crostini. The drink that comes to mind is likely not a steaming hot mixture of espresso and rum. But in Livorno, a seaside Tuscan town, order the local punch—ponce alla Livornese—and that’s exactly what you’ll...

We love Negronis. But the espresso martini might be here to stay. Those are some of the findings from The World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2022, an annual list put together by Drinks International, a global drinks journal that also runs the International Spirits Challenge. The long-running publication recently asked 100 bars around the world...

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...