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Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

There are countless ways which olive oil provides benefits to the body. Used within the Mediterranean diet nutritional research shows these useful properties: 1. Is an essential nutrient Olive oil contains beneficial substances suitable for the correct nutrition of the…

Biwa — Wine awards 2016

Italy has more wine guides and awards than are possible to count. In 2012 this simple, yet ingenious guide was added to the mix and quickly gained respect. It includes both Italian and international wine critics/journalists as a panel of…

Abate Fetel Pears

It all started with a dream.  And a phytosanitary inspector who will insure there are no plant diseases.  After lots of inspections in between, it has happened that 10 containers of  Abate Fetel Pears from Emilia Romagna are making their…

Accolades for Cupertinum

The *5 bottle* designation of excellence from the 2014 Espresso Guide will be awarded to the Cupertino Doc Riserva 2007 Cupertinum.  The guide will hit the newsstands on October 2014 where they describe it’s exceptional high quality. Happy and proud,…

Grana Padano

Grana Padano is the most consumed PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) food product in all the world.  More than French cheese, Iberian ham and Greek Feta. Stefano Berni, the general manager of the consortium of Grana Padano, says about 10…

Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena news

The annual meeting of the members of the Consorzio Produttori di Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena, the governing body which oversees the production of and sets the quality standards by which all traditional balsamics are measured, has confirmed the Board: …

Prosecco Valdobbiadene

Italian Wine Tales, featuring 16 Prosecco Superiore, has wrapped up in Houston.  Want to know more?  Visit  Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Academy to deepen your knowledge of the name, the characteristics of the land and the vine; the method of making sparkling wine,…

Valpolicella

Anteprima Amarone 2009 held last week (Jan) in Gran Guardia and promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Verona also focused on the economy in the area from 2009 – 2011.  The report done by Professor Bettina Campedelli director of…

Provolone del Monaco DOP

Did you know the designation Provolone appeared for the first time in 1871 in an agriculture ‘dictionary’ (Canevazzi-Mancini) and was referring to as a provola of quite large dimensions? Provolone del Monaco is made from cow milk from the Agerolese…

Divine Yellow Gold — The Amalfi Lemon

The Amalfi Coast’s master pastry chef, Salvatore De Riso, is the new ambassador and president of the consortium for the symbol of the Amalfi Coast — the humble Lemon.  With its IGP designation, Limone Costa d’Amalfi IGP, and called Dolce del…