Italian Wine News

As the Worldwide Ambassador for Martini, Yuri Buzzi has now appeared in international advertising campaigns everywhere. But before this he was relatively unknown struggling actor. His Martini predecessors include Charlize Theron, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone and most recently, George Clooney. So why Yuri Buzzi?


Some wines have a great reputation, some not so much. Attitudes about certain wines won't change overnight, but there is nothing stopping you from quietly trying these delicious three within the privacy of your own home before bringing them out and introducing them to friends. Salute!


It’s almost time to go out and take a nice long walk and... drink some springtime wine! Of course Italy is full of excellent wines to drink "al fresco", perhaps in front of the sea or at a picnic in the fields of Umbria. Today I’m going to give you suggestions, perfect for the coming bright days.


There is now a growing trend in Europe to pair wine with cigars, so whether you’re a neophyte or an appassionato, here are some enterprising ideas. Our first suggestion is a smooth Sigaro Toscano called il Moro, handmade and aged 12-18 months, matched with a vintage 2007 Chianti Classico DOCG "Castello di Brolio"...


Adding a baby to the family is one of those life-changing events celebrated with relatives and friends in a special way. When he or she is finally here, you will want to choose the perfect toast. Italy brings us some of the most harmonious, well-balanced wines on earth, and that means it offers plenty of great wines for this occasion.


Our wine writer suggests the best Italian wines to pair with our most traditional holiday dishes. Which wine should you serve to perfectly compliment the classic Christmas starter of tortellini in delicate capon broth? Why the Bonarda with the meat main course and the rosè from Trentino with the fish? Find out here...


Trying to select the wines for your wedding but not sure how to pair them with your menu? Usually in Italy we start the aperitif when the newlyweds arrive at the banquet hall, and for this we suggest an Altemasi Brut Millesimato, with notes of apple, herb, and honey, served with canapaes of seafood and fresh mozzarella.


Women are playing an increasingly important role in the Italian wine industry. While in 2010 Karen Casagrande was nominated Sommelier of the Year, other women are taking over important wine estates, creating new techniques for wine production, and influencing how wine is consumed in Italy and around the world.


It’s a hot summer night and someone forgot to chill the wine. Can you just throw a piece of ice or two in the glass, pop open the bottle and drink? Sommeliers cringe at this watered-down destruction of the distinguished and carefully balanced aromas! But wait: an Italian winery has the perfect solution for this common problem...


Italy, being such an ancient and important hub of wine production, is made up of numerous appellations with fascinating histories. The family wine estates of Italy have long guarded the secrets of their success, though the mysteries held by the most famous appellations are starting to be made public through new museums...