The Italians who settled in the Meramec Highlands region of Missouri more than a century ago were a tight knit community. They enjoyed working hard and socializing over good wine and food – much of which was grown and prepared locally. Over the years, this region fondly became known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks.” St. James Winery and Public House...

Food and music lovers are in for a treat on Saturday, when Chef Vito Marcello hosts the first-ever Cranmore Food and Wine event at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. It will take place in a tent at the base of the mountain from 3-6 p.m. Special guest will be Salvatore Ferragamo, vintner from Il Borro Wine of Tuscany, Italy, and namesake gran...

Thank goodness I wore sneakers! Talk about a kid in a candy store. What to do first?! Watch an outdoor truffle hunt, take a bread-making class at Forno di Calzolari, go into one of multimedia carousels, see how Di Martino pasta or artisan Baladin beer is made? So many choices… wow, there’s even kids over there learning to stomp grapes! Sign me up!...

È entrata nel vivo “The Authentic Italian Table”, iniziativa a valorizzazione delle eccellenze del Made in Italy agroalimentare autentico promossa da Assocamerestero e realizzata da 23 Camere di Commercio italiane all’estero (CCIE) con la partecipazione di Alitalia, in qualità di “Official Airline Carrier” in 10 sedi. La manifestazione, in corso f...

Located in northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna is a prolific wine region covering more than 136,000 acres under vine (2010). The 15-mile area spans almost the entire width of the northern Italian peninsula and is located between Tuscany (to the south) Lombardy and Veneto (to the north) and the Adriatic Sea (to the east). This unique region is the only p...

Today we will be exploring lambrusco from the region of Emilia Romagna. I'm thrilled to be hosting and featuring lambrusco this month as I don't think it gets enough attention that it deserves. It's a shame that some of these wines including lambrusco, pinot grigio etc. face tarnished images from the days of when the quality was low and the focus w...

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano will launch the first of its Summer Wine Tours of Italy at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20. This is just the beginning, too. The Summer Wine Tours are happening every third Thursday of the month. Whoever decides to take the journey can taste their way through one of five Italian wine regions. First on the road map is the s...

At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), Zamperla will discuss FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world. Based in Bologna, FICO will mark the return of Zamperla to park management in Italy, after the great success of Luna Park in Coney Island and Victorian Gardens in New York City. The project, to be ent...

The UN World Heritage Committee will hold their decisive meeting on July 7th in Baku, Azerbaijan, but the International Council of Monuments and Sites, the Unesco advisory body, seems to be in favor of the application of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene to become a UNESCO Heritage Cultural Landscape. Therefore, it would seem that...

New York-based Banfi Vintners parted ways with Riunite, Bolla, and a number of other well-known Italian wine brands this spring, with those labels moving to Frederick Wildman & Sons. After building Riunite into a multi-million-case brand over the years, Banfi is now revamping its approach to focus sharply on the premium and luxury market, leading w...