Making reheated pasta taste good at 36,000 feet was one of the hardest things Chef Sergio Secchi has ever done in the kitchen. Secchi, who makes his family's Italian recipes every night at Ferrari's Italian Villa in Grapevine, has crafted four new dishes that will be part of American Airlines' in-flight menu for first class and business class...

by Chiara Givoni   On the occasion of his last diplomatic visit to Italy, President of the French Republic François Hollande was hosted by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at one of the most celebrated Italian restaurants in the world, the 3 Michelin star "Osteria Francescana" run by chef Massimo Bottura in Modena.   The capital of...

by Susan Nelson The year is 115 AD, with Imperial Rome at the height of its power. The Commissatio is just beginning. Banquets were commonly hosted by an upper class couple in their villa, with several guests invited to partake of delectable feasting and conversation.   Let me explain the commissatio as a cheerful game of toasts, after the...

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, the second Southeastern US presentation of the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Italian Wine Specialist Immersion course came to a close at the Big FishRestaurant in North Miami Beach.   A group of 16 people, who are either wine and food industry professionals or simply wine enthusiasts, were energize...

WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin for www.vinotravelsitaly.com      Translation by:   There are many wines produced throughout Italy that are passito wines, produced with dried grapes, that goes through the appassimento process, which is the actual process of drying out grapes before fermentation. Probably one of the...

The Brunello di Montalcino 2010 is one of the most eagerly awaited wines of the year. This is because 2010 bottles are broadly considered a 5 star vintage.   From the 20 to the 23 of February, more than three thousand people will travel to Montalcino, the famous hill town in Tuscany, to join the "Welcome Brunello" tasting tour organized to c...

Italian spumante is reaping success abroad, as demonstrated by a study by Coldiretti (Italy's confederation of farmers) presented at Expo Milano 2015. In the first five months of 2015 Italian spumante sales abroad set an historic record, with an increase of 20% of bottles distributed.   In the rankings of the preferred Italian sparkling wine...

Beviamo International, Houston's leader in fine Italian wines, is pleased to offer a "Tasting Tour of Italy" at the Houston Italian Festival (October 9-12, 2014). This is a special opportunity to sample 12 wines (1oz. per wine), representing many of Italy's most important regions.   Taste the wines, get the story behind the label and speak t...

È partita dagli Stati Uniti la prima uscita “fuori porta” del 2015 per il Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Una settimana di appuntamenti e di degustazioni in varie città degli Usa per far conoscere a esperti, opinion leader e operatori del settore le ultime annate in commercio (in particolare il Nobile 2012 e la Riserva 2011).  Co...

Join us to celebrate V. Sattui's Italian heritage at our 20th Annual Festa Italiana on Saturday, July 25th from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Our 2 ½ acre picnic grove transforms into a traditional Italian summer festival, with live music, dancing and, of course, your favorite V. Sattui wines. Tickets are now available at www.VSattui.com and cost $89 per me...