Sunday, June 7, 12:30 - 1:30 pm CDT via Zoom. During this and the following episodes, you will have a chance to meet some of the families behind famous wines of the Piemonte region. On Sunday, June 7, 12:30 - 1:30 pm CDT, you will hear the stories of the past and present life of the Rocca and Cigliuti families, producers of the famous Barbaresco wi...

Torino, first capital of Italy, and centuries old heart of the Savoia’s Kingdom, never  quite relinquished her royal, aristocratic habits and looks. Visitors notice it immediately, while strolling around her grandiose portico-lined vie, while taking in the timeless elegance of Piazza Vittorio and the understated, intimate beauty of Cit Turin.  But...

Friday May 29. 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Zoom Meeting. Registration here. Member: FREE, registration required. ICC Members receive a $5 DISCOUNT & PERSONAL INSCRIPTIONS when ordering the book! See event description for details. Non-Member: FREE, registration required. A detailed email with information on how to access this event online will be sent closer...

Italy produces some of the world’s greatest sparkling wines including wines such as Franciacorta, Trento DOC and Prosecco to name a few.  The presence of Italian sparkling wines in the US market continues to rise and the appreciation for these wines has increased from being a celebratory wine to more of an everyday enjoyment.     Today I am focusin...

He really should be training for the Giro d'Italia instead of making deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. But how else is a professional Italian cyclist supposed to stay fit? At least that is what Umberto Marengo was thinking when he decided to pull on his lycra and start hauling pasta and pizza across the suburbs of the northern Italian cit...

Pininfarina, the legendary Italian design house, is still almost fully operational despite its 650 staff and 250 contractors all working from home during coronavirus lockdown. Headquartered in Cambiano, just outside Turin in north-west Italy, Pininfarina is best known for its automotive designs and former decades-long partnership with Ferrari—but i...

Bonet is a typical and undoubtedly tasty spoon dessert from Piedmont (in particular from the Langhe area), perfect to serve at a party or holiday dinner. It is prepared with amaretti cookies, cocoa, eggs and milk, and is covered with rum-flavored caramel. You can also add 1 tablespoon of rum to the batter if you like.  It was often served at noble...

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th centuries, it was the Savoy’s hunting lodge as well as a palace where the royal family celebrated weddings and held parties. Born as one of the most luxurious and imposing monumental complexes of the 1700s, it was extended...

Ask the average non-Italian to give you a rundown on Italian cuisine and chances are it will sound like this: "Spaghetti…with meatballs, Fettuccini Alfredo, lasagna for sure…and pepperoni pizza…!"  We’ll spare the culinary critique of how…shall we say… deficient” this list can be. Thankfully, Italy and her glorious regional specialties offer so muc...

In the beginning of February over 200 producers from the Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG wine appellations in Piedmont, Italy, visited New York City to pour their incredible wines at a once in a lifetime tasting as well as to showcase single vineyard labels and the concept of MGA (a.k.a MeGA) zones that represent these single vineyard notations’ pa...