Top 5 Italian Grape Varieties for Rosé

Italian varietals are a-plenty across the vast appellations of the country. And while most of the red varietals are made for red table wines, there’s actually quite a few that...

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Everything You Think You Know About Prosecco Is Wrong

“Generic sparkling wine” and “poor man’s Champagne” are probably just a couple of the ways you’ve typecast—if not altogether dismissed—Prosecco. But if your primary belief is that it’s a budget-friendly...

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Milano: Decidedly Modern While Embracing History

This modern city is known as the home of fashion and the big business capital of Italy, but visitors like myself are discovering that the city has much more to...

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California Girl Goes to Italy: Italian Coffee Culture

While in Italy, I was taken aback by the way coffee is not a beverage, but rather a lifestyle. In this article, I detail some of the ways Italian coffee...

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Top 10 Wines from Chianti Classico in Issue 228

In recently perusing our latest Issue 228, I was drawn to Monica Larner's Chianti Classico report. With more than 220 wines, there are plenty of excellent options from which to...

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California Girl Goes to Italy: An Overview of Milano, Genova, Cinque Terre and Alba

On a recent trip to Italy, I visited the cities of Milano, Genova and Alba, with a day-trip to Cinque Terre. Among these four destinations, I visited countless cafés, bars...

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Italian Wine in 2016: A Year in Review

It was the hottest day of the year. The air was heavy and humid. The incessant singing of cicadas grew to a dizzying pitch. On July 12, 2016 I was...

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Trattoria Il Leccio – Sant’Angelo in Colle (Montalcino), Tuscany

Two Bs: Brunello and Bistecca alla Fiorentina are the perfect formula for warming up on a chilly winter evening. Montalcino's Trattoria Il Leccio offers both in generous supply....

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Ristorante Il Pirata – Praiano (Salerno, Campania), Amalfi Coast

Lost between land and sea, this little waterfront fish restaurant offers the Amalfi Coast as its dining room backdrop....

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Una Vita diVino: The Butcher from Panzano

If I were to make a list of Italy’s top ten culinary personalities, Dario Cecchini of the Antica Macelleria Cecchini (www.dariocecchini.com) would be included....

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