The Neoteric Alpine Cuisine of Aga Ristorante in San Vito di Cadore, Italy

If you put two extremely talented young chefs in the kitchen, one from the southern part of Italy where Mediterranean seafood cuisine is celebrated while the other one is from the mountainous region where alpine influence is utmost, the result is a surprising innovation of grand ideas, aromas and flavors intertwined in a luscious approach…

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The Amphora Wines of Lunarossa Vini in Campania, Italy

Mario Mazzitelli, an oenologist, decided to initiate his own wine making activity in 2001 with the collaboration of another oenologist, Fortunato Sebastiano, in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of Italy. He chose a 6-hectare land that overlooks the Gulf of Salerno at Giffoni Valle Piana near Monti Picentini, the mountain range in…

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Mixology and Verve at Metropolita Cocktail Bar in Rome, Italy

Mixology, music and contemporary design on a two-storey structure that you can’t miss as you drive along the Tiber River at the height of Lungotevere Flaminio, between Ponte della Musica and MAXXI National Museum of Contemporary Art. Metropolita has been attracting attention with its vibrant crowd spilling out of the front door. On regular warm…

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La Riserva di Martignanello: The Best Roman Lake View Lunch

Rome is not just about historical monuments from the ancient Roman times. It is also a great place to see hidden natural gems, if you know which direction to look and which road to traverse. Just about 25 kilometers from the northern part of Rome, one of Rome’s secret places is La Riserva di Martignanello,…

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Taste of Roma 2018: Where You Taste Amazing Stellar Dishes in One Place

The seventh edition of Taste of Roma is another big hit with gourmet food lovers flocking the stalls of some of the best restaurants of Rome. Taste of Rome is an annual event that celebrates haute cuisine of the capital held at the spacious open-air Parco della Musica Auditorium of Rome that lasts for days.…

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Tenuta Scuotto Oi Nì 2014

Tenuta Scuotto Oi Nì made with 100% Fiano grapes, fermented in large Alsatian oval oak barrels for 12 months, aged for 12 months on fine lees. A harmonic wine with intense straw yellow color. It has an ample complexity of aromas, minerals, mature yellow fruits, flowers, ethereal, spices and notes of petrol. It becomes more…

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Professional Sommelier Associations in Italy: Which Ones Are They?

Described as a wine expert or wine steward in the dictionary, a sommelier takes on a challenging education and role in the world of wines. What started in France in the 16th century where the modern culture of wine was born, from the management of the cellars of the noble estates evolved to something much…

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Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013

Lunarossa Quartara Fiano 2013. Made with Fiano grapes from Colli di Salerno. Fermented in terracotta amphorae which are partially buried in the ground, aged in big wooden barrels for 12 months then 9 to 10 months in bottles without being filtered. Intense straw yellow with hints of gold, very intense and complex in the nose…

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Notable Dining at Dionisio Ristorante in Benevento (Campania), Italy

Dionisio Ristorante and Dionisio Bistrot are quite well-known in the city of Benevento for their food and wine. The restaurant is located at a side street from the main artery of the city while the bistrot, the more casual dining, is located right on the main pedestrian road of Benevento. Both locations are just a…

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