It is called "The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022" and it is the competition that awards the world's best bubbles, sparkling or sparkling wines. Those who receive the most valuable award, in addition to having a certificate of excellence, then compete in the last stage, where the best bubbles in each category are elected, the so...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) continues to educate American trade and consumers on Italian Spirits partnering with the 11 Italian brands involved in the third edition of the PR Campaign (MeMento, Ditta Silvio Meletti, Strega Alberti Benevento, Distilleria Varnelli, Giulio Cocchi Spumanti, Luxardo, Toschi Vignola, Montenegro,...

Italian spirits group Campari (CPRI.MI) said on Monday it had reached an agreement to buy an initial 70% stake in Wilderness Trail Distillery for $420 million, strengthening its bourbon offer. Under the agreement, Campari has an option to buy the remaining 30% of the Kentucky-based producer of bourbon and rye whiskey in 2031. The deal implies a cur...

A new report from the Bologna-based economic research institute Nomisma found that in the first half of 2022, the export value of Italian spirit grappa in the US had increased by 57% compared to the same period in 2021. Although only 3% of the grappa sold abroad is placed in the US market, its star is on the rise. While grappa may not yet have the...

There is nothing better than sharing a drink with friends, and in the quaint Alpine northern region of Valle d’Aosta, they know how to do it in great style and with a nod to tradition.  If you have ever been in this corner of the country, where the Alps forged the landscape and the character of people, then you may be familiar with its wood-carving...

Those recently inspired by Emma D’Arcy’s favorite cocktail — a negroni sbagliato with prosecco in it, if you missed that buzz — will have a new place to try it this coming week. Amara, the third project from Rule No. One Hospitality, officially opens for “aperitivo hour” and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 670 N. Midvale Blvd. inside Hilldale shoppi...

It's super strong, fennel-flavored, as transparent as water -- and in many households across Sardinia it's still produced illegally. Filu 'e ferru, or "iron wire," is an old drink with a dangerous past and an alcohol concentration of up to 45% that knocks out even those with a high tolerance. Rosa Maria Scrugli was barely 23 years old when in 1970...

A glowing sea of bright orange and red cocktails has become a common sight in bars and restaurants across Europe and beyond as the Italian-born spritz continues to find new fans. This wine-based cocktail was served as an aperitif in northeast Italy for decades, and drunk with cicchetti (Venetian tapas) across the neighborhood bars of Venice. The mo...

“The World’s 50 Best Bars” ranking was recently announced for 2022 and Italy, lauded land of the aperitivo hour, has four spots that made the cut. An annual ranking of the planet’s top pouring establishments, The World’s 50 Best Bars is voted on by a group of 650 well-traveled drink experts and owned by William Reed Ltd, a multimedia company in the...

In the beginning, it was the Benedictine abbeys to first create infusions using roots and plants in alcohol, bitters to be administered as medicine to stimulate appetite, for example, or to facilitate digestion. There was the famous elixir, the drug par excellence, and then the many liqueurs to fight smallpox, malaria and other infections. Therefor...