The Great Red of Umbria: Preview Tasting of Montefalco Sagrantino 2015

The year 2015 had been outstanding, rated five stars out of five by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco (Consortium for the Protection of the Wines of Montefalco). The winter was rainy, while spring was sunny and windy, and summer was dry, warm and sunny. It was an ideal climatic condition for the growth of the…

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Local Cuisine at its Best: Ristorante Sora Maria & Arcangelo in Olevano Romano, Italy

At Ristorante Sora Maria e Arcangelo, the story of the kitchen evolves from the time it was opened in 1950 by Maria and her husband Arcangelo to their son Primo’s turn and now at present, with their grandson, Giovanni Milana who took control of the kitchen at the age of 22. The restaurant has a…

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Ristorante Acero Rosso in Vodo di Cadore, Italy: A Typical Mountain Chalet

The Dolomite mountains are just up ahead showcasing a picturesque view of the range of the Cadore mountains, Pelmo, Antelao, Rite and Sasso Lungo from the garden of Ristorante Acero Rosso. At almost 360 degrees, you can enjoy a breathtaking alpine scene right in front of you, just by sitting on the terrace of the…

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The Excellence of Fresh Seafood at Ristorante Meraviglioso in Polignano a Mare, Italy

After seeing the incredible iconic view of the beach of Polignano a Mare when you enter the town, the first thing you will notice is the effervescence of the place. In the warm months, Polignano a Mare is the destination of hordes of people who love the sea, the well-kept historical town, and Apulian gastronomy.…

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Pàlato Cafè & Bistrot in Molfetta, Italy: Three Floors of Pure Magic

The town of Molfetta is an ancient small fishing town in Puglia along the Adriatic Coast with fishbone-shaped alleys lined with houses made with tuff. It is another one of Puglia’s ancient architectural treasures that are frequented for its relaxed small town seaside atmosphere. Just a few steps from its ancient door is the entrance…

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Accademia Chorus: Mixology Course at Chorus Cafè, Rome, Italy

After the success of the first edition, Accademia Chorus starts its second course. Starting on the 25th of February 2019 (Applications until 18 February 2019), the mixology academy will be opening its doors again in training aspiring professional bartenders at Chorus Cafè inside Aditorium Conciliazione in Via della Conciliazione, Rome. Curating the course will be…

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Home-Style Apulian Cuisine at Casa San Giacomo in Ostuni, Italy

Ostuni, La Città Bianca (The White City), is one of the most popular summer holiday places in Italy because of its proximity to the Adriatic Coast. Established around 1000 B.C. by the Messapians, a lapygian tribe in the Classic Antiquity period, it has a characteristic antique architecture of whitewashed stone houses with weaving alleys. Restaurants…

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Le Verger des Papes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France: Wine Tasting and Dining

Le Verger des Papes stands on a historical position just next to the 14th century castle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the summer residence of the popes during the Avignon Papacy. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace shaded with trees where tables are laid outside during the warm months. Overlooking the top of the village, it gives a…

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La Mère Germaine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is small village that lies 12 kilometers north of Avignon in southeastern France with just over 2,000 of population. Its popularity is attached to the red wine production of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and in the medieval period, to the castle that sits above the village that was built for the popes who…

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Fornace Stella in Rome, Italy: You’ll Love This New Pizzeria

The idea of a pizza meal in Italy is a kind of casual and quick dining to be enjoyed with family and friends. That’s what proprietors and friends Enrico Mercatili and Roberto Priora had in mind when they created Fornace Stella in Piazza Lecce (a short distance from Piazza Bologna). The place is big enough,…

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Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013

Vignaioli Specogna Oltre 2013. Blend of 3 native grapes of Friuli: Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino and Pignolo. Long maceration with the skin, aged in barrique for 2 years then another 6 months in the bottle. Harmonious full-bodied wine with deep ruby red color. Ample complexity in the nose with dark stone fruits, berries, toasted,…

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Cantina Girlan: A Century of South Tyrolean Wines With 200 Winegrowers

In the year 1923, Cantina Girlan, named after the South Tyrolean town, was founded by 23 winegrowers in a 16th-century farmstead in Alto Adige (South Tyrol). In the year 2019, exactly 96 years later, the number of member winegrowers of the cooperative has multiplied to 200 and the area of cultivation has grown to 215…

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Rocca delle Macie: From Films to Wines in Chianti, Italy

It’s not common to have a big film producer jump to being a wine producer and excel in both fields. In the case of Italo Zingarelli, the man behind the internationally popular series of Bud Spencer and Terence Hill series of films, he proved his proficiency in the two things that he was most passionate…

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Oresteria: A Window of Ponza Island in Eataly Rome

Life spent on the coastal town of Terracina and Ponza island, Chef Oreste Romagnolo has created a tower of building blocks that he learned from growing up by the sea, smelling the briny air and tasting the salinity that envelops the food. In the kitchen he puts his memories, knowledge and experiences in representing his…

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Palazzo Montemartini Radisson Collection Hotel’s Welcome to the Exceptional

On the 24th of January 2019, an illuminated dramatic red carpet reception coupled with magnificent works of light and sounds on the building’s facade welcomed the guests at the entrance of Palazzo Montemartini in Rome. Themed “Welcome to the Exceptional”, such a spectacle paralleled the monumental event as Palazzo Montemartini joins the Radisson Collection Hotel,…

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