The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever National Prosecco Week, beginning Monday, June 11th. The week-long activation will see masterclasses for media and trade, as well as public consumer events at multiple cities througho...

I ministeri delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali e dei Beni culturali e del turismo hanno proclamato il 2018 Anno nazionale del cibo italiano. Da gennaio hanno preso il via, quindi, una serie di manifestazioni, iniziative, eventi legati alla cultura e alla tradizione enogastronomica dell'Italia. Per far conoscere l’esperienza agroalimen...

Slow Wine’s 10th annual US Tour and launch of their annual guide was held last month in four cities across the US, to an enthusiastic reception from trade, press, and consumers. Grand Tastings, which brought together Italian and Californian producers for the first time ever, were held on February 27th in Atlanta at the Southern Exchange, March 1st...

Italian wine sales overtake France’s in the United States. According to latest Vinitaly-Nomisma Wine Monitor survey on customs data, in the first two months of 2018 the value of Italian wine grew by 3.8%, compared to French wine’s +3.4%. In this race, Made in Italy products’ sales are in the first place with 243 million euro against 227 million eur...

E' stata dedicata agli Stati Uniti la settima edizione di OperaWine, l'evento che precede l'apertura ufficiale di Vinitaly al Palazzo della Gran Guardia di Verona giunto alla settima edizione. Erano 107 - di cui 13 nuove realtà - quest'anno i produttori selezionati dalla rivista Wine Spectator a rappresentare il più prestigioso made in Italy. Primo...

This week I'm going to focus on the wines from Avellino in the Campania region of southwestern Italy. You may also know this area and coast by way of the Gulf of Napoli or one of my favorites, the stunning Amalfi Coast. If you haven’t been I strongly recommend adding it to your list next time you visit Italy.

Sono “Masi Agricola” e “Mail Boxes Etc”, le vincitrici della settima edizione del Wine Excellence Award promosso da American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, associazione che dal 1915 sviluppa e favorisce le relazioni economiche, culturali e politiche tra gli Stati Uniti d’America e l’Italia e che rappresenta oggi in Italia oltre 500 soci tra i quali...

New York-based importer Vintus is expanding its Italian wine portfolio, welcoming Abruzzo’s Masciarelli Tenute Agricole to the fold. Masciarelli, which was previously imported to the U.S. by Boston’s San Martino Imports, is expected to sell about 75,000 cases this year. Led by Marina Cvetic, the wife of founder Gianni Masciarelli, who passed away i...

Italian wine sales are expected to grow in large-scale retail trade in 2018, according to a release by the Vinitaly 2018 trade fair has found. The country recorded a positive sales year in 2017, equalling a total of 648 million litres and €1.85 billion. According to research conducted by data analyst IRi for the fair, white wines, PDO and sparkling...

Taking place on 14 April, and hosted in partnership with Wine Spectator, OperaWine 2018 will celebrate not only Italy’s finest wine producers, but street artist Shepard Fairey in an effort to challenge people to think about Italian wine in the same way as street art: “refreshed, rejuvenated”, said organisers. Fairey is best-known for having created...