After an intense week of lectures and tastings as well as a final examination in New York city, Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) has just certified 12 new Italian Wine Ambassadors. The new Ambassadors are all operational in the United States. The re-formatted, tasting-intensive VIA Italian Wine Ambassador course saw the participation of 39 high...

When your family is from Italy, it’s nearly a rite of passage to preside over your own vineyard. Although Brian Matranga waited until later in life to do just that, he and his wife, Hope, have planted a little bit of the “Old Country” in La Center, Washington.  With strong family roots that trace back to Sicily, Brian began life in Roseville, Calif...

Produrre vino come facevano i Greci 2500 anni fa. Era un segreto degli isolani di Chio quello di tenere l’uva per qualche giorno in mare ed eliminare la sostanza cerosa esterna, detta pruina, per avere poi un appassimento più veloce e riuscir a far mantenere al vino aromi e sostanze. Il viticoltore elbano Antonio Arrighi ci riprova all’isola d’Elba...

I cibi targati Made in Italy continuano a mantenere la leadership online. Secondo un focus di Google Italia sui trends legati al turismo enogastronomico presentato al Castello di Grinzane Cavour in occasione del Food&Wine Tourism Forum, tartufo, gorgonzola e prosecco sarebbero i tre capisaldi italiani più cercati sul celebre motore di ricerca. Il c...

When I first meet Rachael Lowe, she isn’t the “picture” of a fine-dining sommelier I had in my mind. Down-to-earth and gregarious, she doesn’t speak in esoteric or rarefied tones, even though she is brilliant in her descriptions of the style, producer and terroir of the 800 labels on Spiaggia’s wine list. For over five years, Lowe has been the beve...

A total 14 Italian food and beverage products received the Italian Food Awards on the opening day of the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City before an audience of top personalities from the Italian food industry, U.S. buyers, chefs, ambassadors of Italian cuisine, and members of the media. The winners were selected from 11 product categories. T...

The Southern Italian region of Puglia has never been at a loss for great food and drink. In the old days, by train, it used to be an overnight slog of six-plus hours from Rome. These days, with smaller air carriers, you can get there in an hour from all over Europe. It is a region that has long been known for its mix of beaches, castles, fantastic...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is seeking a full-time Food and Wine Market Analyst. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: A degree in Economics, Business Administration, Marketing and/or Communication; Experience in the food and wine trade industry in the Italian and US markets; Understanding of the fo...

Sales of table wine in the United States essentially are flat after a sustained boom. The latest figures available show wine sales grew by only .02 percent in 2017. There are, however, footnotes to those numbers. While folks are not buying more wine, they are buying more expensive wine. And they are buying different wine, especially sparkling. Spar...

The Italians who settled in the Meramec Highlands region of Missouri more than a century ago were a tight knit community. They enjoyed working hard and socializing over good wine and food – much of which was grown and prepared locally. Over the years, this region fondly became known as “Little Italy of the Ozarks.” St. James Winery and Public House...