Category: Wine

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…