Italian Wine, Cellar Visits, and Wine-Tasting in Italy

Italian wine is traditionally meant to go with food, which is fine by me. Wine producing regions in Italy grow different grape varieties that are suited not only to the local climate, but also to the regional cuisine. So, a glass of Chianti Classico is perfectly paired with a Tuscan pecorino sheep´s milk cheese, while in Piedmont a plate of silky tagliolini pasta with shavings of white truffle is enhanced by a fragrant Dolcetto of the Langhe wine region. Follow my travels through Italy visiting wine cellars, staying at wineries, and tasting wine with regional food - see you at lunch.

Autumn Traditions in Italy–The Summer of San Martino

The warm sunny days of early November - similar to an American Indian summer - are called the "summer of San Martino" in Italy. Find out why. [more...]


Wine Festivals in Italy – Celebrating Törggelen in South Tyrol

When villages in Italy’s South Tyrol celebrate Törggelen, new wine can be tasted along with regional food specialties during this seasonal wine festival. [more...]


Peaks of Gastronomy – Michelin Chefs Bring Gourmet Cuisine to Rifugi in the Dolomites

Hiking Italian style means gourmet cuisine in the Dolomites, where Michelin-starred chefs have created special dishes served at mountain rifugi during the "Peaks of Gastronomy" initiative. [more...]


Cantine Aperte – Wine Tasting at Wineries & Cellars in Italy

The 2010 Cantine Aperte program opens 1000 wineries in Italy for wine tasting, cellar visits and other special events on May 30. [more...]


Italy’s Traditional DOP Cheeses – Provola of the Nebrodi Mountains in Sicily

One of Italy’s historic cheeses is Provola dei Nebrodi, a DOP cheese made in the mountains above Messina, Sicily, and traditionally aged in damp caves. [more...]


Press Coverage – Piedmont Walking Tour & Truffle Hunt in Alba

Our Piedmont Vineyards & Lakes walking tour is the focus of an article in Ensemble’s Vacation Magazine, with highlights of our truffle-hunting during the truffle fair in Alba. [more...]


Grape Harvest in Chianti Tuscany – Italian Wines & Wine Culture

When the grape harvest begins in Chianti, it's time to start thinking about vipers. [more...]


History & Tasting of Marsala Wine

What do Mussolini and Italian schoolkids have in common? A love of Marsala wine. Taste great Marsala in Marsala, and learn about he hisoìtory of Marsala wine, too. [more...]


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