A Taste of Wine

I recently caught up with award-winning Tuscan winemaker Ginevra Venerosi at a local New York trattoria to taste and talk about the wines of her estate Tenuta di Ghizzano. There is something immediately, attractively transparent about Countess Ginevra Venerosi. I …

Whatever membrane exists between this life and the universal mystery is palpably thin in Sardinia’s Gallura: ancient nuraghi, megalithic monuments left by the island’s enigmatic Nuragic civilization, are vibrant in their stillness; collar bells ring out as shepherd dogs herd …

Historically and until the present day, enormous quantities of abbacchio, milk-fed baby lamb, have been consumed in Rome and its outlying region from Easter until June 24, the feast of San Giovanni. For example, in 1629, the city alone recorded selling 165 …

On Saturday February 6th, 2016 the Italian wine world lost a legend.  Giacomo Tachis, a legendary enologist and consultant to many Italian wineries throughout Italy, passed away in his hometown of San Casciano in the Val di Pesa of Tuscany …

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Italian wineries are very important to national exports however 65% of producers do not sell their wine online, according to a study: among the 35% who are familiar with e-commerce, 52% sell their wine through their own websites while 22% …

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The year is 115 AD, with Imperial Rome at the height of its power. The Commissatio is just beginning. Banquets were commonly hosted by an upper  class couple in their villa, with several guests invited to partake of delectable feasting …

Have you ever been to a winery that is somewhere between heaven and bliss? I’m not sure that spot exists, but I would say this describes the popular Castello Monaci winery in Puglia. The sun-drenched vineyards lie between the Ionian …

Cookie exchanges. Four course meals. Seven (ok, make that nine) fishes. Prosecco parties.  The list goes on.  The glorious excesses of the holidays.  And now as the new year unfolds and finally the air begins to chill, I am most …

According to UIV-Ismea, an excellent wine harvest in Italy this year is estimated to produce as much as 27 million hectolitres of wine in all, or 12% more than the 42 million produced last year.   The forecast, based on …

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Once a year, on January 17, Rosario Scarpato, Neapolitan-born gastronome, writer, and television producer makes a global appeal for the preservation of genuine Italian cooking. The adventure, dubbed International Day of Italian Cuisine (IDIC) began in 2008 with a plea …


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