While the wines of Lombardy aren't as hyped as other Italian wines, the northern Italian region bottles some fine vino. Franciacorta, considered to be Italy's finest sparkling wine made from the classic Champagne making method, is made in Lombardy.  Lombardy as a whole is a mosaic of around 30,000 hectares (74,132 acres), ranging from the alpine te...

Claims, certifications and indications concerning the sustainability of food products and the recycling of packaging are now widespread on labels and much appreciated by modern consumers, sensitive to environmental issues. This trend has been recently measured by Osservatorio Immagino, the six-monthly monitoring carried out by GS1 Italy. More than ...

The first four months of 2021 closed with a clearly positive sign for Chianti Classico PDO sales. The historic Tuscan wine denomination’s bottles sold amounted to about 11 million (+31% compared to the same period of the previous year). During the first year of the pandemic (2020), the consumption of the “Black Rooster” label wine recorded a contai...

Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant. Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine dinners featuring high-end Italian wines from different regions. But...

From June 14-20, winemakers from Montalcino will pour their wines at many of New York City’s top Italian restaurants in celebration of all things Brunello. While travel to Italy was forbidden during the pandemic, a consortium of some of Italy’s finest winemakers dreamed up Brunello Week to bring a taste of Italy to America. The Consorzio del vino B...

Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner CuVino Trattoria.Pizza.Enoteca is a casual Italian eatery located about an hour's drive north from Washington D.C., in Timonium, Md. Brothers Ralph and Angelo Di Biasi grew up working in their father’s restaurants in D.C. and Baltimore. In 2015, the two decided to open their own restaurant featuring...

This year, the annual Franciacorta Festival goes digital and international with a series of web and social media events accessible to virtual attendees all around the world. Franciacorta is one of Italy's finest sparkling wines, made using the classic Champagne method in the area of the same name in Lombardy, around a one-hour drive from Milan.  A...

With hundreds of distinct wine regions amidst a plethora of native spirits and cocktails, there’s no shame in being a little intimidated by the world of Italian drink. As vaccines continue to flow and the possibility of international travel begins to appear on the horizon, now is the perfect time to acquaint yourself with some of the nation’s most...

Once characterized by a quantity over quality approach, the wines of Puglia today have all the credentials to warrant flattery and praise – especially the rosés, which are among the best in Italy. It's no coincidence that Italy's first national rosé wine, the Five Roses by Leone de Castris, was bottled here as early as 1943.  This aptitude is due t...

A great deal of Italian identity is tied up with Italy’s material culture. Food, wine, art, architecture, clothing, shoes and all of the other things that Italy produces carry its essence and make culture accessible and assumable in physical form. This is especially true for Italian Americans and others who live outside of Italy, including Italians...