After the great crisis caused by the closures during the difficult months of the fight against Covid, Italian catering restarts from Made in Italy and from the excellence of the territory. An example of how this strategy is successful is offered to us by the newly created platform "Officine La Rossa", a real hub of Lucanian food and wine excellence...

A pinch of great pasta, a dash of even better pizza and a spoonful of history is what makes The Hill the best spot in St. Louis to feed the craving for anything Italian. This weekend will add a little more Italian to the neighborhood by filling up your wine glass.The yearly Wine Walk on the Hill is back on August 28 and gives St. Louis wine connois...

Whether or not Italian food conquered the world, as claimed by the grandiose title of a book published 10 years ago, a case can be made for the diaspora of Italy’s native grapes. Familiar varieties such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Montepulciano and Nebbiolo have taken root in unexpected places as widespread as Uruguay, South Africa and Israel. Winemake...

It is a tradition very popular all around the country, that which sees Italians – mainly in the summer – eating peaches in wine, usually red wine, after having been left to rest for a while in the fridge both to cool off and so that all the flavors can mix perfectly. Probably the tradition has its origins in the South of Italy where it may have sta...

Rome, the beloved Eternal City, has contributed much to the modern world. Think about it: architectural innovation, models of governing, roadways, the Julian calendar, amazing art, cement…the list goes on and on. But perhaps most enduring (and possibly most appreciated) is ancient Rome’s contribution to the art of wine making. Rome’s love affair wi...

Summer is the perfect season to have great dinners with friends and relatives and get some time off to recover from the summer hot. On such occasions, it is ideal to have the different dishes accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Italian Traditions gives you a list of the best Italian summer red wines for dining.   Far from what is generally believe...

The Blu Giovello wines have been made and exported to the American market for the last 30 years and have now come out with new labeling, hence why I had this opportunity to try these wines.   The Winery ~ Blu Giovello The first thing that caught my attention of these wines was the blue color of the bottles. It immediately reminded me of the Amalfi...

If you like your red wines big, bold, then Nebbiolo (pronounced “Nebby-oh-low”) needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Northern Italy’s Piedmont Region, this grape is known for producing powerful, full-bodied, and tannic wines, while looking as pale as Pinot Noir.  Nebbiolo is an old, old grape, first being mentioned as far back as the 13th centur...

Hot summer evenings have always been the setting of our best memories. But there is one thing that cannot miss from said best memories: a nice glass of wine. Since ancient times, wine has always been considered as something so delicious, that had to be shared with other people thus ending up being associated to moments of conviviality. Already the...

Alto Adige – Südtirol is Italy’s northernmost wine region nestled in the Alps and Dolomite mountain ranges. Thanks to its geographic location and bi-cultural heritage, Alto Adige – Südtirol is multi-faceted and unlike any other winemaking region. Located between Austria and Switzerland on Italian soil, the region benefits from the best of both worl...