Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

After the success of its previous concerts, Domus Artium closes its curtains for the summer season on 19 June 2022 after a spectacular night of music at the Palazzo Ducale of Gallese by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, cellist Nina Kotova and flutist Andrea Griminelli which was followed afterwards with the dinner prepared by Chef Lorenzo Iozzia of the Michelin-starred restaurant Casa Iozzia and the wines … Continue reading Domus Artium Closes its Concert Season at Palazzo Ducale of Gallese

Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture: Tasting Event of The Territory

Catalunya, On El Menjar És Culture translates to Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture. Perhaps it is the phrase that best describes Catalonia. It is a gastronomic paradise that has conjured a richness in its cuisine with the integration of heritage tradition, terroir and ultimately, creativity of its illustrious chefs. Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, boasts 22 Michelin-starred restaurants and other 25 restaurants across the entire province of Barcelona. … Continue reading Catalonia, Where Eating is Culture: Tasting Event of The Territory

Aventina Gourmet Shop and Restaurant in Rome, A Chef’s Concept From Counter to Plate

Your entry to Aventina’s door greets you with an impressive long glass window display brimming with a myriad of cheeses, cured, fresh and dry-aged meat while the rest of the space has fully-stocked shelves filled with Italian and international gourmet food products and bottles of wine. It’s a gourmet shop that wills you to enjoy browsing and taste. And that’s what Aventina’s tables are for … Continue reading Aventina Gourmet Shop and Restaurant in Rome, A Chef’s Concept From Counter to Plate

Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

The 29 wine producers of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese showcased their wines in Rome last 31 May 2022 in Beef Bazaar Restaurant at the second edition of the Talk ‘n’ Toast – Conversations on Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir). The wine event was opened with an interactive discussion by Filippo Bartolotta, a communicator of Italian wine for over twenty years, and Adua Villa, a … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Pinot Nero From Oltrepò Pavese in Italy

Sensi Fattoria di Calappiano Collegonzi Ciliegiolo 2020

Here’s a wine label of Sensi Winery produced at Fattoria di Calappiano, which follows the principles of organic farming. It is obtained from 100% Ciliegiolo which are cultivated in a hilly terrain about 150 meters asl on sandy, limestone and marl substrates with sandy shale rich in marine fossils. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks for 15 days, followed by … Continue reading Sensi Fattoria di Calappiano Collegonzi Ciliegiolo 2020

Barnaba Wine Bar & Cucina: The New Concept of Approachability in the Kitchen

Barnaba, a popular wine bar has pegged its position among Romans as one of the most preferred wine spots for the past four years. It is located in the Aventino district and just a stone’s throw away from the Pyramid of Cestius. True what we all say, a bottle of good wine is best enjoyed with great food, so Barnaba has renewed its platform by … Continue reading Barnaba Wine Bar & Cucina: The New Concept of Approachability in the Kitchen

Chiara Soldati of La Scolca Winery: After Being Appointed as Cavaliere del Lavoro, What’s Next?

Chiara Soldati, CEO of the prestigious Piedmontese winery La Scolca, was recently appointed as one of the 25 Cavalieri del Lavoro (Knights of the Order of Merit for Labor) by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. It is an honorable recognition which acknowledges the 103-year long commitment of her family to viticulture. The company, which has been under the guidance of Chiara Soldati … Continue reading Chiara Soldati of La Scolca Winery: After Being Appointed as Cavaliere del Lavoro, What’s Next?

Barà Japanese Fusion Restaurant: A Journey Through Oriental Flavors in Avellino

Andrea Rullo, a young chef who was born and raised in Avellino in the Campania region and passionate about the oriental flavors, decided to open his Japanese restaurant right in the city where he was born. After procuring invaluable knowledge and experience in Italy and abroad over the years, he felt ready to embark on his project of introducing new flavors and experiences to his … Continue reading Barà Japanese Fusion Restaurant: A Journey Through Oriental Flavors in Avellino

The Lighter Side of Bordeaux: Bordeaux Dry Whites for the Summer

Red wine is undoubtedly what most people think of when they hear the word Bordeaux. Indeed, Bordeaux can refer not only to a city in France and its surrounding wine region, but also a color – specifically which is pretty close to red. And that makes sense, as the best known Bordeaux wines (including the legendary First Growths of 1855) are almost all red in … Continue reading The Lighter Side of Bordeaux: Bordeaux Dry Whites for the Summer

Albugnano 549: Nebbiolo at a High Altitude in Piedmont

We are in Piedmont with its most exalted grape variety, Nebbiolo. It is the same grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco but this time, we are moving towards another part of the Piedmont region where it also found a suitable home at the highest altitude of 549 meters above sea level, at the hilltop village of Albugnano, on the east of Turin and the northern … Continue reading Albugnano 549: Nebbiolo at a High Altitude in Piedmont

Nittardi Launches International Art Contest for its 40th Anniversary Wine Label

Nittardi Wine Estate is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region with 40 hectares of vineyards divided between Castellina in Chianti and Maremma in Tuscany. It was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God) between Florence and Sienna. In the 16th-century, the estate was owned̀ by one … Continue reading Nittardi Launches International Art Contest for its 40th Anniversary Wine Label

Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

Beviamoci Sud, which literally means “Let’s Drink South”, has finally opened its doors in Rome again after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic. In the weekend of 14 to 15 May 2022, Riserva Grande Agency organized the fourth edition of the wine event dedicated to the wines of Southern Italy at Hotel Villa Pamphili in collaboration with wine critics Andrea Petrini of Percorsi … Continue reading Beviamoci Sud 2022 in Rome: Highlighting the Southern Italian Wine Regions

The New Wines of Piandimare of Abruzzo: Villamagna DOC and Oltremare Pecorino

Piandimare came to life in 1986 when a few farmers wanted to cultivate unique vines to produce special wines. We are in Abruzzo, the central Italian region which borders the other regions, Lazio to the west, Marche to the north, Molise to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The winery is located in Val di Foro, a valley nestled between the Majella … Continue reading The New Wines of Piandimare of Abruzzo: Villamagna DOC and Oltremare Pecorino

Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

A country’s gastronomy is hard to define in just a few words especially that of Slovenia which has so much heterogeneity. Slovenian cuisine is influenced by the diversity of the country’s history, environment and its neighboring cultures. It is almost land-locked by its neighbors in the west by Italy, Hungary in the east, Croatia in the south and Austria in the north. It shares a … Continue reading Traveling Around Slovenia: Getting To Know Its Rich Gastronomical Culture

Gina Restaurant: Gourmet Comfort Food a Step Away from Piazza di Spagna

Gina, stylishly spelled with light bulbs in a wide window generates a chic facade. The contemporary all-white minimalist look with splashes of black and gray accents give the 40-seat restaurant a modish nod to its diners. Played up with cushions and wood give the tone of a relaxed atmosphere. Fifteen years after its inauguration, Gina went through a redefinition of its concept. The refined restyling … Continue reading Gina Restaurant: Gourmet Comfort Food a Step Away from Piazza di Spagna