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...

Fernet Branca—the dark, mentholated, Italian elixir that helped popularize amaro culture in the United States—contains zero Italian-sourced ingredients, or at least none that it admits to. In classic amaro tradition, Fratelli Branca maintains tight-lipped secrecy around its recipe, but what we do know is that it is composed of rhubarb from China, g...

The Italian Trade Agency’s Spirits Promotion Project, in its second year, aims to boost sales by educating the bartender community about the diverse spirits Italy has to offer. Livio Lauro, a Spirits Expert for the Italian Trade Agency’s project, tells Italianfood.net: “Giving the bar and specialty liquor store community this knowledge allows them...

In New York City, every variation of Italian cuisine imaginable is conveniently accessible. Within a three-block radius of my apartment are six Italian restaurants, one aperitivo bar, and pizzerias galore. It's easy to forget not every city is flush with countless dining options. Only five Italian restaurants exist in Knoxville, Tennessee's third-l...

Fabrizia Spirits exceeded the $100,000 fundraising milestone with its "When Life Hands You Lemons" initiative, which has raised critical funding for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations over the past 11 years. Fabrizia Spirits has teamed up with the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) and its broker partner, Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits,...

Vincenzo Marianella is perhaps best known for Copa d’Oro, the stylish cocktail bar he ran near Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade that closed in early 2019 after a decade in business. He was also the opening bartender at Hollywood fine dining destination Providence and worked at the exclusive Doheny in Downtown Los Angeles before founding MyMixo...

As Kate McKinnon awkwardly put it in a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit on the strangeness of post-pandemic socializing, after a year of home cooking and home drinking, it can feel weird to start “going to dinner again.” Americans rediscovering life outside the home might notice something else that is just a bit unusual: Beyond the popular amaro a...