United Vines, a new project founded by Eli and Jake Rallo, partnered with Isabella Oddero of Piemonte, Italy, to produce a wine that raises money for social justice charities. The idea behind United Vines is to use society's love for wine to bring people together to fight for equality for all. The proceeds of every purchased bottle of United Vines...

Everyone has heard of the ice cream truck and you may have also heard of the cannoli cart,(video for cannoli cart is here) but here comes the Prosecco Van! This London based company tours the UK and has expanded to the US selling Italian prosecco on tap. If you’re hosting a party, wedding or any kind of event, this is a special treat for your guest...

In the 1970s, as America was mired in the aftermath of war, civil unrest and a scandal that brought down a president, the paranoid thriller became a thriving film genre unto itself. Movies like The Parallax View, Klute, All the President’s Men and Three Days of the Condor captured the attention of a country on edge.  In the middle of the decade, co...

 Disaronno International has announced that Colangelo & Partners, a fine wine, spirits and food-focused integrated communications agency, will be its agency of record in the United States for the company's imported portfolio from Sicily: the Duca di Salaparuta Group (Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio Marsala), to develop and execute a comprehens...

The star grape in Italy’s northern Piedmont is nebbiolo, named for the misty fog that drifts over the hills at harvest time, when aromas of white truffles and fermenting wine fill the air. It’s the Italian equivalent to Burgundy’s pinot noir, as important to the region as cabernet is to Napa Valley. Nebbiolo is a tricky grape, thin-skinned and diff...

Sebastian Bariani guns his two-seater Kawasaki utility vehicle through his family’s 180 acres of olive trees in Zamora in Yolo County. The cart bounces up and down as he zooms through the orchards, startling jackrabbits who hop away. Bariani is checking on this year’s growth of 30,000 olive trees, which produce 33,000 gallons of Bariani Olive Oil a...

The owners of Buckhead Italian restaurant and market Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante launch a virtual wine shop today called Storico Vino. The online store features Italian white, red, rosé, and sparkling wines available for pickup at the Buckhead Exchange restaurant on Peachtree Road. People can order bottles of wine online, pay in advance,...

As a country with a notably diverse landscape, Italy offers vineyards in locations ranging from the gently rolling hills of the Chianti and gravity-defying terrain of the Cinque Terre to Mt. Etna’s dramatic slopes and the Alpine turf of Aosta and Alto Adige. But the most unexpected place to find a vineyard in Italy may well be within the confines o...

If you’re ever had the pleasure to travel to Lake Garda in Northern Italy you are one of the lucky ones.  It is the biggest lake in Italy residing in both the Veneto and Lombardy regions.  Many great wines are located around it and within a short distance, including those of the Lugana DOC.  Lugana is a wine appellation situated at the southern poi...

The vineyard landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato cover five distinct wine-growing areas - Langa del Barolo, the hills of Barbaresco, Nizza Monferrato and Barbera, Canelli and Asti Spumante, Monferrato degli Infernot - and the Castle of Cavour, which Unesco describes as “an emblematic name both in the development of vineyards and in Italian hi...