Italy has reached out to US bartenders in an attempt to remedy lost alcohol sales caused by the lack of American tourists who have been able to travel to Italy during the pandemic. Many of Italy’s biggest alcohol producers including Aperol and Fernet-Branca have signed up to the Spirits Promotion Project, created by the Italian Trade Agency. Countl...

While born in Italy, the habit of having aperitivo with friends to unwind after a day at work, or as a fun preamble to a good dinner in company, has become a worldwide custom. Similarly, what we Italians like to have during an aperitivo – the spritz and the Negroni, the prosecco and the Bellini, all the way to that collection of delicious cured mea...

Italy gave the world countless culinary marvels, and some pretty irresistible cocktails, too, like the Negroni, Bellini and Aperol Spritz, the latter becoming the ubiquitous drink of summer in recent years, a festive orange cocktail that brightens aperitvo hours on seaside terraces from Portofino to Taormina.  If you enjoy fizzy drinks when the tem...

It's 5 o'clock somewhere – London, to be exact – and Stanley Tucci isn't in a fitted shirt pumping a cocktail shaker. But he is talking about how he almost threw his back out trying to lift a 40-kilo wheel of Parmigiano so he could cut it into two moons, hollow out one of them, and make carbonara inside of it. Same Tucci, different flex. Looking di...

Ultra-seasonal, wildly inventive chef Matthew Biancaniello from Eat Your Drink is half Italian and half Greek and draws from both backgrounds—and so many more—when building cocktails and bites. He earned early acclaim at the bygone Library Bar in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel before hosting roving pop-ups across L.A. The devastating 2018 Woolsey Fi...

Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant. Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine dinners featuring high-end Italian wines from different regions. But...

Black truffles and hazelnuts, Rainier cherries and rosebuds, rhubarb root and Willamette Valley hops. Although this may sound like a grocery list for your local farmer’s market, you might be surprised to know these organic ingredients form the basis of a distinctive and sophisticated amaro, an Italian liqueur, produced by a Seattle company called F...

The love of Italians for cooking is known all over the world. The excellent taste of the Italian people is on the table of every home, restaurant, and bar. But you know, there is no such thing as a good dinner without a good aperitif, and we Italians are masters at making cocktails that make your head spin, in every sense of the word. On the 13th o...

A “new-age infused” limoncello has scooped its producer, Chelly, a double gold award at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Arizona, US-based brand sells its limoncello in a 750ml bottle along with a recently launched ‘Party Pouch’, which is a 200ml flexible plastics pouch designed for outside events and festivals. The beverage it...

Today, the New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), a governmental agency entrusted with the promotion of Italian food, wine, and other alcoholic beverages in the USA, announces their partnership with KLG Public Relations to continue to educate American trade and consumers on Italian Spirits and keep the elevated perception of 'Made in It...