Sixty years ago, the first bottle of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio was introduced to the Italian market. Championed by Count Gaetano Marzotto, the patriarch of one of Italy’s most prominent wine families, the delicate white wine was one of the first single-variety bottlings of Pinot Grigio and featured grapes grown in Trentino-Alto Adige. His goal...

The finest red wine grape bunches of the season were carefully harvested by hand by an elderly couple and their adult children as their small grandchildren watched the work that one day would be at the core of their existence. For this particular wine producing family, they took pride in hanging the grape bunches, one by one, on ropes that hung fro...

It is one of the “smallest” wine productions in Italy, since it represents a drop, 0.2% of the total, but at the same time, one of the most admired wines in the world, it is also one of the best known by Italian consumers, with a popularity of 67% and ahead of battleships such as Prosecco, Chianti and Chianti Classico and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. T...

Federvini relaunches its Economic Observatory, in partnership with Nomisma and Trade Lab, with the aim of regularly providing data and research in terms of market trends, present and future trends and responsible consumption models. The two studies Wines, Spirits and Vinegars were presented at the presentation held today at the Feltrinelli Foundati...

The Moccagatta family's Villa Sparina winery in Piedmont, one of the icons of the Gavi area, where one of Italy’s most historical and prestigious white wines is produced, is the “European Winery of the Year”; Santa Margherita USA, the importer arm of the Santa Margherita group, headed by the Marzotto family and CEO Beniamino Garofalo, one of the mo...

The Sannio has an old wine tradition. Today, it is the area with the most extensive wine production in Campania: only Benevento and its suburbs have produced half region's wine production.  Mount Taburno circumscribes the area. Benevento's people call the mountain The Sleeping Beauty because it looks like a lying girl. Its rich natural extension ma...

It was in culinary school, while studying the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna, that I had my very first wine-pairing epiphany. I placed a glass of Sangiovese next to a plate of pasta topped with a hearty ragù. Suddenly, the wine took on a sweeter fruit profile, its acids balanced against the richness of the meat, and the sauce itself seemed to gain in ro...

The Crotti represent a strongly rooted tradition in Chiavenna and in the homonymous valley, in the province of Sondrio. These are natural cellars, obtained from the accumulation of boulders coming from ancient landslides, crossed by sources of fresh air: the “Sorel”. This air current – which maintains a temperature of 8 ° C – is able to naturally a...

Assovini Sicilia brought the greatest wines of Sicily to the United States under one roof in an exclusive event at the elegant Il Gatopardo restaurant. Located in the lushly planted Atrium private dining room with its soaring skylight within the historic Rockefeller Townhouse in midtown Manhattan, across from the Museum of Modern Art, there could n...

Italy definitely shines among the red wines of the world with its great classics; namely Amarone della Valpolicella, Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Bolgheri in the lead. Italy is on top also with its great white wines, especially Alto Adige, but not only, which are elbow to elbow to the dominating Champagne among the bubbles, thanks to the top...