Italy, Emilia Romagna: Wines to Pair with Tortellini

Every year in September, I head to Castelfranco Emilia to participate in the Dama del Tortellino festival that celebrates Italy’s ultimate comfort food: tortellini stuffed with three kinds of minced...

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Locanda Margon: A Mountain Hideaway for the Best Italian (Sparkling) Wine and Food

Italian food and sparkling wine find an ideal intersection in Trentino....

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Sluggish Growth: Snail Farming Is a Fast Growing Business

As it turns out, snails aren’t just for Chablis anymore....

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Italy, Lazio: New Releases

La società de' li magnaccioni (The Society of "Big-Eaters") Ma che ce frega, ma che ce importa, (What do we care, what does it matter) se l'oste ar vino c'ha...

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Italy, Sicily: Etna (New Releases)

I am proud to present this terrific group of new releases from Sicily’s Etna volcano. As we watch the Etna star ascend, the quality bar on these volcanic wines rises...

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Italy, Campania: New Releases

Most of the 269 wines included in this report were tasted in the town of Cetara, Campania, that sits gloriously on the Amalfi Coast, basking in brilliant sunshine and awash...

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100-Point Masseto 2016 Released

The release is coming to the market at the same price as the 2015, which has risen 9% in value since its release last year....

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Spotlight On Gaja

The Gaja story began in 1859, when Giovanni Gaja set up the winery with only two hectares of vineyards in Barbaresco....

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Back in Black: The Return and Rise of the Nero di Parma Pig

Its aptitude for wild breeding in the Apennines southwest of Parma, and its preference for free-range grazing unhampered by the stresses of fixed housing, make it almost unique among swine....

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