Vino! Vino!, a Northern Italian-themed tapas restaurant and wine bar at Stone's Throw Winery, won a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for a ninth straight year. The award for Vino! Vino! was part of the wine magazine's 2021 Restaurant Awards, which honors establishments in all 50 states and 72 countries for the quality and variety of the wine list...

The classic wines of Emilia-Romagna are like its inhabitants: bubbly and full of panache. Sparkling wine production is strong, especially those from Piacentino made with the white Ortrugo and Malvasia grapes and the red Gutturnio. The Modenese sparklers, made with Lambrusco, are experiencing a period of success, thanks to the versions of the Sorbar...

Joe Pantoliano has been put out to pasture, quite literally, in this film about finding yourself in rural Italy. Pantoliano, who contorted our minds in Christopher Nolan's Memento, double-crossed us in The Matrix, and ran with the mob in The Sopranos, is now making wine in the idyllic Italian town of Acerenza. Yep, Pantoliano's career arc has a fam...

The Sannio, in the hinterland area of Campania, stretches between Benevento and Caserta. Far away from the stereotypes of mass tourism, it distinguishes itself for its villages and green valleys and hills. Anyway, this area, in particular, has a rich food and wine tradition. Now, we try to propose you a kind of itinerary following its typical and t...

FESTA ITALIANA MASTERCLASS: Product Presentation & Tasting. SPECIAL GUEST: Bob Mariano, founder of DOM'S Kitchen & Market. September 9th, 2021 at DOM’s Kitchen & Market - 2730 N Halsted -Chicago, IL 60614. YOU'RE INVITED TO...A NIGHT FILLED WITH DELICIOUS ITALIAN FOOD AND DRINKS! RSVP Here. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Chicago, in colla...

“We opened in Venice, then next played Verona…then Mantua and Padua… and then…” Those Cole Porter lyrics from a long-ago Broadway musical sound like a tourist’s itinerary of Veneto. A gondola ride and gelato in St. Mark’s Square. Standing under Juliet’s balcony in Verona, or exploring the museums and churches of Padua. Maybe even day-tripping to Tr...

The wines of Trentino-Alto Adige are among both Italy's most popular and obscure. From a wine point of view, Trentino and Alto Adige (also known as South Tyrol) are very different. The first is known for excellent Classic Method sparkling wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the region's native vines like Teroldego and Nosiola.  The bottle...

In their own way, the wines of Abruzzo are a force to be reckoned with. Nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Gran Sasso and Majella massifs in the Apennine Mountains, Abruzzo enjoys a climate characterized by notable temperature variations – an ideal climate is for winemaking. The region's viticulture spans an area of 36,000 hectares – the area...

Alessandria possesses a diversified historical and artistic heritage, with deep-rooted content in the territory and in popular culture, often defined as a mosaic, made up of many pieces, individually beautiful, that generate an incomparable overall design of the territory. As stated in the municipal coat of arms, the city's motto is "Deprimit elato...

I’m sitting in one of the two tasting rooms of Mandrarossa’s cavernous new winery in Menfi, a comune in southwest Sicily. From the window, ocher-hued soil lined with verdant vines stretches to the azure sea, which glistens its way out to the horizon to meet a cloudless, even bluer sky. I’m sipping the Santannella wine, a blend comprising 70% Fiano...