Grappa is an after-dinner drink that is well-known by name but can easily be misunderstood. Like Taylor Swift, it’s had a reputation in the digestif world, and it’s time to bring this delectable drink into its Lover era. To begin, it’s important to understand what grappa is. Despite misconceptions, it is not wine. Grappa is an Italian distillate or...

Limoncello is — for many visitors to Italy — a quintessential holiday drink. It’s synonymous with long, languid dinners in southern Italy, a marker to signal the end of the meal and the beginning of dancing and merriment. Just like other classic Italian consumables like carbonara or tiramisù, though, the history of this bittersweet Italian liqueur...

Martinis and margaritas might still be people’s drink of choice, but the spritz is bubbling to the top. A spritz, a refreshing cocktail that mixes Prosecco, club soda and a (usually Italian) liqueur like Campari or Aperol, has grown so much in popularity this year that it has entered the top 10 list of most-ordered cocktails at US bars, according t...

Piemonte, like many other regions of Italy, is a place where nature and culture intertwine seamlessly. Its vast vineyards, which are not only a symbol of the region’s viticultural expertise but also a UNESCO-protected heritage – think the Langhe, Monferrato, and Roero areas – are a deeply-hued work of nature’s art against the backdrop of the majest...

In a departure from trends since 2020, wine consumption in the United States is dwindling, while the popularity of wine cocktails is surging. In the world’s largest wine market, the industry is capitalizing on its adaptability to weather a consumption downturn (-7.3% in the initial half of 2023) and regain prominence, driven notably by the escalati...

We don’t need to tell you that Italian cuisine is so much more than just pizza and pasta. Each region in Italy, from Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south, offers its own unique culinary treasures that are steeped in centuries-old traditions, offering a true treat to the palates of food lovers worldwide. With this in mind, here’s our roundup...

As far as iconic Italian cocktails go, few others are better known than the Negroni. A popular aperitivo across the peninsula, the Negroni has also made its mark around the world. There is even a dedicated international Negroni Week (happening in 2023 from the 18th to the 24th of September), which started in 2013 as a small-scale celebration of the...

Enough has been written about Italian wine to fill one of Rome’s 28 libraries. This comes as no surprise since vino Italiano continues to generate volumes of narrative, conversation, internet posts, and loyal consumers the world over. Though Italian wine is thriving with growing awareness and consumption, the country also produces another alcoholic...

A question Gianna Johns thought more people would ask her is, What the hell is “Italian Tajín?” At Baby Gee, her bar in Long Beach, California, the housemade powder rims the nonalcoholic Dew Dropper—made with kumquat-infused verjus, tonic and Ritual tequila alternative—as well as the Kooks Only, a Margarita variation.  Baby Gee’s staff is prepared...

Italian Multinational Company Illva Saronno Holding S.p.A. has purchased a majority stake of the Baltimore, Maryland-based rye whiskey distillery Sagamore Spirit, the companies announced Thursday. Sagamore Spirit is a well-regarded rye whiskey brand, having won awards including a Double Gold Medal at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition...