The grapes most often associated with California’s Sonoma Valley are French—from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay—despite the fact that many of the region’s winemaking families have Italian roots. But thanks to the efforts of a new generation of producers, Italian varieties like Falanghina, Arneis, Ribolla Gialla and Vermentino are showing up more...

From La Dolce Vita to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, there are a ton of must-see movies from the storied history of Italian cinema. From Federico Fellini to Michelangelo Antonioni, some of the greatest filmmakers who ever lived have come from Italy. Italian cinema has delivered lavish Telefoni Bianchi comedies and complex and expressionistic Call...

The Chianti Classico Consortium is the oldest one in Italy. It is celebrating its 100 year anniversary (as WineNews recently reported), recalling its glorious past while at the same time, looking to the future and opening the door to the path to follow, which is sustainability. They have, therefore, decided to put it down in black and white in the...

Ready to hit the beach again, The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center from June 1-3 —in collaboration with Confindustria for the “INSPR ITALIA II,” innovations in style. The continued showcasing of these brands notably coincides with Miami Swim Week. Resort, swimwear, accessories and eyewear collections will...

In the beating heart of Italian craftsmanship, there is a tradition rooted in a history that goes back thousands of years: ceramics. In every corner of the country, the art of ceramics lives on in specialized villages, true custodians of a knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation, representing one of the excellences of Made...

The Region of Umbria, known as the "Green Heart of Italy", is thrilled to announce its first appearance at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 23-25, 2024 at New York City's Javits Center. For the first time, the magic and abundance of the Region of Umbria will be on full display at the Summer Fancy Food Show, with a delegation of ten producers with t...

If you have been to Italy, you have most likely come across those small, colorful boxes of candies, usually displayed beside the till in virtually every café. If you bought some, their pastel hues and delicate flavor, I bet, found a special place in your heart because who doesn’t like something that—forgive the out-of-context pop reference—kawaii?...

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Pecorino” is likely “Romano” (or Toscano or Sardo, if you know and love your cheeses). But the name of everyone’s favorite piquant-to-the-core cheese is shared with another Italian comestible: a crisp, aromatic white wine. Once you get to know it — and you’ll want to get to know it — Pecorino will f...

As soon as you set foot in an Italian trattoria, there’s a good chance your gaze will lock with a showy, colorful, eye-catching rooster…just the way any rooster worth its salt would want. But this fellow is not looking for a fight; he’s just one example of Italy’s iconic and beloved ceramic rooster pitchers gracing tables and shop shelves all over...

Straddling either side of Italy’s famous truffle town Alba, the small villages of Barolo and Barbaresco aren’t far in distance but their expressions of Nebbiolo can taste worlds apart. Nebbiolo is one of the oldest grape varieties from Piedmont, a prized wine-producing region in northwest Italy that borders France and Switzerland. Here, the average...