The grapes most often associated with California’s Sonoma Valley are French—from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay—despite the fact that many of the region’s winemaking families have Italian roots. But thanks to the efforts of a new generation of producers, Italian varieties like Falanghina, Arneis, Ribolla Gialla and Vermentino are showing up more...

The Chianti Classico Consortium is the oldest one in Italy. It is celebrating its 100 year anniversary (as WineNews recently reported), recalling its glorious past while at the same time, looking to the future and opening the door to the path to follow, which is sustainability. They have, therefore, decided to put it down in black and white in the...

The latest edition of Vini d’Italia provides the perfect pretext for this exploration, marking the first time a Lambrusco Grasparossa has been awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri. Described as having a "broad aromatic profile, featuring prominent forest fruits like currant and blueberry, hints of white pepper and mint," it is rich on the palate "...

The Region of Umbria, known as the "Green Heart of Italy", is thrilled to announce its first appearance at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 23-25, 2024 at New York City's Javits Center. For the first time, the magic and abundance of the Region of Umbria will be on full display at the Summer Fancy Food Show, with a delegation of ten producers with t...

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Pecorino” is likely “Romano” (or Toscano or Sardo, if you know and love your cheeses). But the name of everyone’s favorite piquant-to-the-core cheese is shared with another Italian comestible: a crisp, aromatic white wine. Once you get to know it — and you’ll want to get to know it — Pecorino will f...

Straddling either side of Italy’s famous truffle town Alba, the small villages of Barolo and Barbaresco aren’t far in distance but their expressions of Nebbiolo can taste worlds apart. Nebbiolo is one of the oldest grape varieties from Piedmont, a prized wine-producing region in northwest Italy that borders France and Switzerland. Here, the average...

Abruzzo is located in the central portion of Italy on the eastern side facing the Adriatic Sea. The Marche region borders to the north, the Lazio region to the west and Molise to the south. Abruzzo has a unique terrain where there are three types of topography. On the east side you have 80 miles of coastline filled with sandy beaches.   The central...

It remains clearly in the positive, at least in the first two months of 2024, the performance of Italian wine exports, which, globally, touched 1.14 billion euros, at +9.5% over the same period 2023, for 297.6 million liters, at +8.2%. Although, it must be said, it denotes a major slowdown on January’s super start, with double-digit growth. In any...

Marchesi Antinori, the oldest Italian wine family (26 generations, more than 600 years of history), is looking straight ahead to the future, resting firmly on its illustrious past. Antinori has become a shareholder of VitiBot, leader in futuristic machinery for vineyards and part of the SDF (SAME Deutz-Fahr) Group, world leader producing tractors a...

The United States stands as the premier export destination for Italian wine, with a value nearing two billion euros in 2023. Despite a notable -9.5% dip in consumption, imports from the USA continued their ascent in the first quarter of 2024, rising by +1.1% in volume and +2.6% in value, totaling $508 million. According to insights from the Unione...