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Montasio

Frico (fried) Montasio is conquering the United States.  Exports tripled last year. Montasio cheese DOP has established himself as one of the stars at the San Francisco Fancy Food, the largest exhibition in the United States has just ended. The…

Bollicine

In Italy the word “bollicine” translates to bubbles and is also used to describe the sparkling wines made in Italy. In Italy, bollicine is made throughout the country and the production is close to 4 hundred million bottles per year.…

Dolcetto In Piemonte

We always love when a less-known wine gets some international attention.  Especially when I feel confident it will not become so popular that it will end up a simple commodity.  Such is the case of the grape variety and wine…

Gavi di Gavi

Our summer series continues with…. The sea meets the Gavi Thursday 19 July, 6:30 Magda Pedrini’s Estate is located in Ca’ da Meo, a district which lies at the very heart of the Gavi DOGC   wine-growing area, where the Cortese…

Movement of Wine Tourism

It is with pleasure we announce Daniela Mastroberardino as the new president of Movimento turismo del vino (MTV), an association of nearly 1000 wineries in Italy. Included under the MTV umbrella are the 140 wine routes throughout the country and…

What is DOP and IGP?

“DOP” (Denominazione di Origine Protetta – Protected Definition of Origin) indicates an agricultural and food product with particular qualities that come entirely from a particular geographical area and follow an approved production method. This process begins with the raw material…

Eating Italy: a Visual and Gastronomic tour of Italy

Who: USF Italian Program and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts What: Eating Italy: A Visual and Gastronomic Tour of Italy When: Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00pm Where: Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa, FL 33602 The…