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Unique Food and Wine in the Foothills of Mount Vesuvius

John Mariani | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Before a traveler embarks on the treacherously winding and ridiculously narrow drive along Italy's Amalfi Coast, there are towns and pleasures along the way just south of Naples and before you get to Sorrento, not least, of course, Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii.

You Can Assess An Italian Restaurant Based On Its Wine

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel

Italian wine—I can assure you—is good. Very good. However, you need to know what to choose, especially at a restaurant. Outside Italy, how can you...

Bobo's Trattoria: Good Energy!

Rick Steves | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's funny to me how travelers are disinclined to walk just 5 minutes away from the tourist zone to find a restaurant filled with locals (not tourists...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Barbera Wine

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.28.2016 | Travel

Barbera is the Italian wine that goes best with an American weekend, as it’s perfect for a backyard barbecue. Luca Cinacchi, Food and Beverage Manag...

Everything You Need To Know About Brunello Di Montalcino

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel

Wine Spectator has given it countless kudos, and it’s probably worth citing some of these awards. In 2006 it was ranked as the best wine in the worl...

Peek Inside Tuscany's Most Famous Wine Cellars

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel

The founder of the Antinori family was Rinuccio, documented as far back as 1180, but the marquises proudly point out that their family tree includes G...

Everything You Need To Know About Amarone

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.15.2016 | Travel

Bitter in name only. Translated facetiously, the term Amarone would be equivalent to something like Very Bitter, but this wine is actually quite diffe...

How To Be Sure You're Buying A Real Bottle Of Chianti

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.24.2016 | Travel

Forget the flask, the pot-bellied straw-covered bottle that evokes checkered tablecloths and trattorias. Chianti Classico, which is the international ...

There's A Wine Better Than Prosecco And You've Never Heard Of It

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.23.2016 | Travel

Both are Italian whites, and both are bubbly. But what’s the difference between Prosecco and Franciacorta? This is what I learned after contacting t...

EXPO Milano and Italy Bask in the Glow of Good Food

Jim Slama | Posted 06.02.2016 | 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 12.07.2016 | 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 Nebbiolo...

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 wine touri...

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.