Italian kids hate September, the month schools open again,  but once you grow older, the coming of the first month of the fall is often welcomed with a sense of relief. Because summer may be filled with sun kissed fun for some, but most of us still have to go work every day — beside that measly couple of weeks in mid-August when everyone else hits...

Every autumn as the Tuscan sun slowly dims, the wine harvest begins, and the fruits of the lands are plucked, stored and transformed, albeit slowly, into the future elixirs. There’s no better time to visit and to do so properly requires a experience-perfect in the clountryside to set the theme. Herewith the best Tuscan wine experiences for wine sea...

Before she moved to Italy’s Val di Non, Silvia Tadiello didn't even know that Groppello di Revò existed. However, this obscure - to most - red wine produced in Val di Non, a mountain valley located in north-western Trentino, soon conquered her taste buds - and her heart.  “I started investigating this little-known indigenous vine and discovered bea...

One, two, three lives, across many wine regions and the motherland. Simply put, Lorenzo Forbice is “the man who removes smoke taint from wine after fire seasons.” However, his life has been much more than wine. After an early career in physical therapy, Lorenzo changed path and started working for winemakers in Europe, South America, and the US. As...

Vino! Vino!, a Northern Italian-themed tapas restaurant and wine bar at Stone's Throw Winery, won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for a ninth straight year. The award for Vino! Vino! was part of the wine magazine's 2021 Restaurant Awards, which honors establishments in all 50 states and 72 countries for the quality and variety of the wine list...

The classic wines of Emilia-Romagna are like its inhabitants: bubbly and full of panache. Sparkling wine production is strong, especially those from Piacentino made with the white Ortrugo and Malvasia grapes and the red Gutturnio. The Modenese sparklers, made with Lambrusco, are experiencing a period of success, thanks to the versions of the Sorbar...

Joe Pantoliano has been put out to pasture, quite literally, in this film about finding yourself in rural Italy. Pantoliano, who contorted our minds in Christopher Nolan's Memento, double-crossed us in The Matrix, and ran with the mob in The Sopranos, is now making wine in the idyllic Italian town of Acerenza. Yep, Pantoliano's career arc has a fam...

The Sannio, in the hinterland area of Campania, stretches between Benevento and Caserta. Far away from the stereotypes of mass tourism, it distinguishes itself for its villages and green valleys and hills. Anyway, this area, in particular, has a rich food and wine tradition. Now, we try to propose you a kind of itinerary following its typical and t...

FESTA ITALIANA MASTERCLASS: Product Presentation & Tasting. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Mariano, founder of DOM'S Kitchen & Market. September 9th, 2021 at DOM’s Kitchen & Market - 2730 N Halsted -Chicago, IL 60614. YOU'RE INVITED TO...A NIGHT FILLED WITH DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD AND DRINKS! RSVP Here. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, in colla...

“We opened in Venice, then next played Verona…then Mantua and Padua… and then…” Those Cole Porter lyrics from a long-ago Broadway musical sound like a tourist’s itinerary of Veneto. A gondola ride and gelato in St. Mark’s Square. Standing under Juliet’s balcony in Verona, or exploring the museums and churches of Padua. Maybe even day-tripping to Tr...