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EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

Jim Slama | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Jim Slama

The World Exposition in Milan recently opened in Italy with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Its admirable goal is "to guarantee healthy, safe, and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium."

Joe Satran

Nope, There's (Probably) Not Going To Be A 'Global Prosecco Shortage' | Joe Satran | Posted 05.22.2015 | Taste

It's been a very scary week for prosecco fans. On Wednesday, Robert Cremonese, an executive at prosecco producer Bisol, told Drinks Business that ...

10 Reasons to Drink "Real" Italian Wine

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 06.28.2015 | Taste
Eleanor Shannon

Their wine reads like a story in a bottle, a liquid recollection of place and people.

20 Traditional Christmas Dishes From All Around Italy

HuffPost Italy | Repubblica | Posted 12.18.2014 | Taste

It's not just about lasagna.

The Mysteries Of Vin Santo: Reflections On Autumn's Divine Vino Da Meditazioni

Knoefel Longest | Posted 12.14.2014 | Taste
Knoefel Longest

When you really get down to it, drinking wine seasonally is all about heat.

Three Categories Of Italian Wine You Need To Know About (And Which Bottles To Buy)

Epicurious | Posted 11.03.2014 | Taste

There's a whole other, lesser-known side to Italian wine that's become increasingly popular in the past few years.

Coastal Tuscany's "Hidden" Treasure: Exploring Morellino di Scansano

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The main attractions for winemakers are the hilly slopes and good soil of the region, which are ideal for Sangiovese and other hearty red varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alicante, and Ciliegiolo.

Americans Are Drinking More Italian Wines Than Italians

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Taste

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Americans are drinking more Italian wines than Italians themselves, owing to the popula...

The Wines of Elvio Cogno, A Beautiful Expression of BaroloWine

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

This past summer I spent four days in Piedmont, the northern Italy wine region famous for Barolo and Barbaresco.  I wanted to understand the Nebbi...

Tuscany's Carmignano Wine Gets Its Due From Capezzana

John Mariani | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste
John Mariani

Forgive the pun, but in Tuscany there is more ferment going on than anywhere else in Italy right now.

When in Piemonte, Italy The Winery You Must Visit

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

  Going to wine country in Italy is not quite like visiting Napa Valley or Sonoma County in California.  While things are getting easier for...

Italians Drinking Way Less Vino

AP | FRANCESCO SPORTELLI and MICHELE BARBERO | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

TORANO NUOVO, Italy -- TORANO NUOVO, Italy (AP) — It's harvest season at the family-run vintner Emidio Pepe in central Italy and workers are wading ...

A Visit to Gaja

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Gaja. It is one of the most iconic names in all of Italian wine. Without Gaja, Barbaresco may not be the grand wine it is today.

Famed Winemaker's Racist Tirade Goes WAY Beyond Paula Deen

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

The normally placid world of Italian oenology is having a Paula Deen moment. On Aug. 22, sixth-generation Italian winemaker Fulvio Bressan sparked...

Argentina's Wineries Go Italian

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

What happens when Argentine winemakers adopt traditional Mediterranean grapes?

Historic Wine Tasting in New York City: Pouring Every Vintage of Antinori's Solaia, a New Italian Classic

David Rosengarten | Posted 08.21.2013 | Taste
David Rosengarten

The tasting took place in June, in New York, and began with Antinori himself discussing his baby, Solaia.

Debra and Dino Santonastaso: Passionate New U.S. Importers for Quality Regional Wines of Italy

Brad Haskel | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home
Brad Haskel

Clearly, there is huge demand in the the U.S. market for Italian wine, but at the same time, there is great competition. Debra and Dino Santonastaso, two enthusiastic Italians, have recently begun selecting and exporting wines to the U.S.

PHOTOS: The Other Tuscany

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The high stone medieval walls of this tiny village contain many treasures of their own, such as Entoteca Tognoni, where you can pass an entire afternoon sampling a few glasses of the local wines served with an overfilled board of local salami and prosciutto.

A Guide To Italian Regional Cuisine: Northern Italy Edition

Menuism | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home

It's easy to paint a broad-brush stroke across all of Italy when describing, arguably, one of the most popular cuisines in the world. However, you might just miss the mosaic of subtleties that comprise Italy's fabulous patchwork of regional dishes, heavily influenced by locale, necessity, and intricate history.

10 Red Wines To Try This Summer

Snooth | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

Summer's here, let's not worry too much about the details and instead just find a few wines that'll make spending time with friends and family easy and carefree.

A Grappa Distellery Floats In The Sky

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

By Irina Vinnitskaya Click here for the original article. Copyright Matteo Danesin The Nardini Grappa Distillery was completed in 2004, d...

Mob Wines: Ex-Mafia Lands Produce Award-Winning Vino

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

VERONA, Italy -- A new wave of Sicilian winemakers are making an offer you can't refuse. This isn't the old-fashioned mob piling the pressure on loca...

Sangiovese: Italy's Most Ubiquitous Grape

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

In years where full ripening is possible, Sangiovese grapes tend to have red and black cherry aromas, with dried cherry, dried berry, spice and savory notes coming through on the palate.

A Grape That Could Use Some Love: Dolcetto

Food & Wine | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home
Food & Wine

Dolcetto has a tough time getting the attention it deserves. Mainly its problem is that it's grown in Piedmont, in Italy.

100 Italian Culinary Words And Phrases

Food Republic | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Food Republic

If you haven't eaten your way across Italy yet, consider the advice of someone who has. Italian food varies dramatically from region to region, but you can rest assured that you will find pasta, wine, espresso and gelato wherever you go.