Roger Trinchero has one foot in retirement. It’s time for the next generation to take the reins and he’s understandably a little tired of rehashing his family’s story, if not utterly exhausted from talking about white Zinfandel. The pink craze that predated rosé launched his family’s legacy of Sutter Home into fame, fortune and the wine history...

When life hands you grapes, you make wine. Writer John Henderson meets a Californian-Sicilian couple who found a vineyard near their Umbrian home and turned it into one of the region's most promising new wineries. So you want to have a winery in Italy, huh? Sit on your porch looking out at your vineyard on the hill, sipping the fruits of your labou...

In 1995 Vito Catania inherited the land from his father and this were the early beginnings of the Gulfi winery.  His father, Raffaele, had saved the money to purchase the land from his 15 years of living in Paris where he moved after WWII in search of work.  His aim was to purchase the land that is in the family today so that his family had a place...

We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 24, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas will be hosting a seminar for a group of visiting Italian winemakers, food producers, and Italian-focused food and wine trade distributors and importers at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in Houston’s Galleria district. For this year’s seminar, the chamber...

Vinitaly International’s first mission for its 2019 tour took some of the best Italian wines to San Francisco, California, where the 44th edition of the Winter Fancy Food Show was in full swing from January 13th to 15th at the Moscone Center. For the third year in a row, Veronafiere and Vinitaly International spread the gospel of Italian wine cultu...

Vinitaly International in collaboration with Veronafiere are working on the finishing touches of the Los Angeles edition of the VIA Italian Wine Ambassador certification course next February andenrollment is still open. The re-formatted, tasting-intensive Italian wine course is taught by VIA Faculty Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar, both experienced...

We’ve got a whole bunch of awesome sommeliers in Houston. In fact, there’s even an informal wine study group called AweSOMM. The participants, all in the retail or restaurant wine trade and trying to achieve their formal sommelier certifications, have in the past couple of years volunteered at the Taste of Italy Houston event sponsored by the Italy...

Now in its second year, Eataly’s Winter Wine & Cheese Fest is taking over the Italian market on Wednesday, Jan. 23, for two sessions of Italian indulgence. Attendees can choose from two different time slots — 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. — for an evening that includes sampling more than 15 types of local and Italian cheeses and bites, and...

Their mission: to deliver the nuances of each of Italy’s 526 wine appellations, which might otherwise stay beyond reach for wine drinkers in other places. Small-scale, dedicated importers are important suppliers of less-known bottles and crucial cultural resources, too, bearers of those places' innumerable details and possibilities. A boutique wine...

Some people regard Rudy Marchesi, president and chief viticulturist at Montinore Estate, as an artisan. A fair descriptor though this is not the core of his success. Exceptional practicality and results-oriented thinking with a healthy dose of curiosity and generosity remain his foundation, leading to a career of constant learning and, now, influen...