Today I want to talk about two subjects I’ve thought a bit about: Prosecco and rosé. Actually, it’s one subject: The arrival of Prosecco rosé, which is set to splash onto the market in less than a year, on New Year’s Day 2021. My immediate reaction was suspicion. Wasn’t this more evidence that the world was going to hell in a wine basket? Were my a...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is seeking a full-time Food and Wine Junior Market Analyst. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: A degree in Economics, Business Administration, Marketing and/or Communication; Experience in the food and wine trade industry in the Italian and US markets; Understanding of...

A recipe for grape juice… without the alcohol! Since the time of the Romans, Italians have been preparing mosto d’uva: a healthy, delicious juice that can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to recipes for some natural sweetness. The first written record for this recipe comes from Apicius in a 4th century collection of Roman recipes, "De r...

Close your eyes for a moment and think about ethnic food, and name as many dishes as you can for each country. I'll take a guess that Italian is the longest list. Think about the number of ethnic restaurants you can go to, and I would bet you have a pretty solid selection of Italian food. Now think about a fine wine, and I would bet something Itali...

Toward the tail end of Dan Marino’s Hall of Fame career, the Miami Dolphins quarterback got a new backup, Damon Huard. A mentor-mentee relationship on the field soon became a friendship in wine: After games, the two would retire to Marino’s Miami home to watch movies and dive into the veteran QB’s 5,000-bottle collection. “I had a fun time robbing...

If you’ve ever vacationed in Italy, or maybe daydreamed of spending a season — heck, even a year — there, you’ll appreciate Denver restaurateur Jon Schlegel’s second of two life goals. The first, apparently, was to open a business by the age of 30, which Schlegel accomplished when he started the breakfast behemoth Snooze, now with around 40 locatio...

Catherine Piccoli is a food historian and writer, whose work focuses on the intersection of food, culture, memory, and place. She brings this multidisciplinary approach to the Museum of Food and Drink. As curatorial director, she oversees the creation of MOFAD’s exhibitions and educational programming, and guides the operations team. Catherine was...

Within Italian wine you have the typical designations of vino da tavola (table wine), climbing up to IGT, DOC and then DOCG wines.  Within the Chianti Classico DOCG in particular there is another set of categories starting at the “annata” level, known as vintage.  Above that are your Chianti Classico Riserva wines with additional aging.  Then comes...

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM. Il Molo, 326 Commercial Street, Boston, MA, 02109 On Thursday, January 23, il Molo will welcome special guest Roberto Giarratani, Ruby Wines Italian Specialist, for an evening of incredible Tuscan wines. Giarratani has extensively traveled the Tuscany region of Italy, gaining knowledge and building relationship...

Ci voleva un esperto di Medioevo, un cacciatore di documenti d’archivio, per smentire uno dei luoghi comuni del made in Italy: quello che vuole la Franciacorta del vino come una zona creata dal nulla da qualche imprenditore di mondi lontani, dal tessile alle costruzioni. Gabriele Archetti, medievista con cattedra alla Cattolica di Milano e trono al...