Cocktails at Ostuni’s Ancient Alley: Riccardo Caffè in Puglia, Italy

The cobblestone alleys of Ostuni, the ancient White City of Puglia, reverberate with life in summer as the restaurants and bars take over the little corners of the narrow streets with tables, chairs and bean bags. With the backdrop of white walls and cobblestones, the colors spilled all over the town create a unique and…

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When Friends Dream About Wine: Montevetrano in Salerno (Campania), Italy

The story of Montevetrano is an inspiration to everyone who dreams and who are keen to make it happen. The motivational quotation to stay positive, work hard and make it happen works well to push us in executing what we dream about. It was in 1983 in a wine bar in Rome when a group…

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Luxury Hotel in the Roero Hills: Castello di Guarene in Piedmont, Italy

What a wealthy nobleman built in the eighteenth century from an existing Medieval castle for seven centuries still stands with its original splendor on top of the hills of Roero while it dominates the town of Guarene. The castle went through a redesigning and rebuilding by Count Carlo Giacinto Roero di Guarene who was an…

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Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017

Kellerei Auer Gewurztraminer 2017. Full-bodied straw yellow color with an aromatic, intense and complex nose with the dominance of exotic fruits especially lychees, spices, herbs, roses. Fresh, lots of minerals, equilibrated in the palate with a persistent finish. Kellerei Auer Website: https://www.schenkitalia.it/en/brand/kellerei-auer/

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The Wines of Italian FIVI Producers Featured at Eataly

September is the month traditionally tied to the harvests in the vineyards and for this, Eataly, like all years, dedicates it to the world of wine focusing on the spread of the quality wine culture. This year, the guests of honor are the Federazione Italiana Vignaioli Independenti (FIVI) or the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers…

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Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014

Cantina del Tufaio AmMaria IGT Lazio Rosso 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Intense ruby red color and complexities in the nose with aromas of amarena, mature dark stone fruits, flowers, spices and minerals. Smooth with round tannins, moderately fresh, good sapidity and structure. A great wine to have and can keep for more years in…

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Deep Roots of Puglia at Ristorante Pashà in Conversano (Puglia), Italy

The story of Pashà is about a mother’s courage and natural maternal instinct to take care of things when difficulties arise in the family. When the restaurant got a call from their current chef who couldn’t come to work because of a medical surgery, the kitchen was going to be left unmanned. That’s the time…

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