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

Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

A celebratory atmosphere in the small Umbrian city of Città di Castello this weekend, 30 April to 2 May 2022, was due to the return of the face to face wine event Only Wine. It was held at Palazzo Vitelli a Sant’Egidio, a splendid 16th century palace built for the celebrated local cavalryman Paolo II Vitelli which faces a sprawling open-air green garden where attendees … Continue reading Another Year of Success for Only Wine Festival in Città di Castello, Umbria

Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Oi Ni took me to Tenuta Scuotto a few years ago. It was not like the other Fiano wines I’ve tried. The complexity is impressive and as it ages more, it bears some similarities to Riesling. Its personality starts with the structure and acidity then moves you towards layers of ripe fruits and petroleum aromas. It is that kind of wine that’s waiting to narrate … Continue reading Tenuta Scuotto: Putting Irpinia’s Quintessential Characteristics in the Bottle

Uva Fiera 2022: Pride in Italian Monovarietal Wines

Uva Fiera, one of the most interesting wine events in Rome, has successfully concluded on the 14th of March 2022. The three-day event which started on the 12th of March took place in Città dell’Altra Economia where selected thirty wine producers coming from all over Italy participated with a tasting of a number of their wine labels. The event was conceptualized by La Pecora Nera … Continue reading Uva Fiera 2022: Pride in Italian Monovarietal Wines

The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

Chianti Classico, a region dominated by red wine production, is also an excellent territory for white wines with great aging potential as proven by Castello di Brolio Torricella of Ricasoli 1141. At the vertical tasting of the wines with AIS Rome Delegation that was guided by Valentino Tesi, Best Sommelier of AIS Italy in 2019, Francesco Ricasoli, president of Ricasoli 1141, showcased 13 vintages (14 … Continue reading The White Soul of Brolio, Francesco Ricasoli Presents Ricasoli 1141 Torricella From 1943 to 2019

Periferia Iodata: An Association of Chefs of Fiumicino Focalizing on the Excellence of the Territory

Fiumicino is a fishing town along the Tyrrhenian Coast 30 kilometers towards west from Rome. Perhaps it is best identified with the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport of Rome. It’s the main airway hub of Italy so it gets a large movement of travelers who enter and leave the country. But it is also known among Romans as a destination fishing town on sunny weekends … Continue reading Periferia Iodata: An Association of Chefs of Fiumicino Focalizing on the Excellence of the Territory

Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

The Campania region has a lot to offer gastronomically, oenologically and historically. Located in the south of Rome on the anterior shin part of the boot-shaped country, it dwells on a patchwork of exceptional variegated environmental factors wherein native grape vines flourish resulting in distinctive first-rate wines. With the components of the volcanic arc in the region namely Mount Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei, and Roccamonfina, it … Continue reading Campania Stories 2021: The Most Remarkable Wines in the Tasting

Which Panettone are the Best at the Panettone Maximo 2021?

A busy and challenging day dedicated totally to the Italian Christmas cake, panettone, was held at Boscolo Circo Massimo Hotel in Rome yesterday, 5 December 2021. At the Panettone Maximo, 21 talented pastry chefs from the capital and other cities of the Lazio region took out their best artisan leavened products for tasting, selling and awaiting the challenging grand finalè of the day – which … Continue reading Which Panettone are the Best at the Panettone Maximo 2021?

Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs

In one of the most beautiful 15th-century Renaissance castles in Europe, Domus Artium debuted its first event. The concept is to host a series of prestigious cultural events focused on classical music performed by internationally-acclaimed soloists, transpiring in historical patrician homes belonging to noble families in Rome and its surroundings with the participation of excellent chefs and winemakers. The first appointment was on the 16th … Continue reading Domus Artium: Prestigious Dinners at Italian Castles with Renowned Musicians and Chefs

Sofitel Wine Days 2021 Features the Wines of Lazio at Sofitel Rome

Sofitel, the luxury brand ambassador of the French Art de Vivre of the Accor Group, launched its 2021edition of the international event, Sofitel Wine Days. The event gives a unique opportunity in deepening the wine culture with the guidance of wine experts for the whole harvest period by hosting tastings, meetings and events and in turn, to discover excellent wines, new aromas and flavors. It … Continue reading Sofitel Wine Days 2021 Features the Wines of Lazio at Sofitel Rome

The Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2017 in Montefalco

The beginning of the year 2021 amplifies the cautious step towards a new normality. One of them is the resumption of physical presence in wine tastings which puts the virtual tastings at the backseat. The Anteprima Sagrantino, organized by the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco (consortium of Montefalco wine producers to safeguard and promote the wines) has been taking place in the Umbrian town of Montefalco … Continue reading The Preview Tasting at the Anteprima Sagrantino 2017 in Montefalco

Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Visibility to Southern Italian viticulture and agriculture of olive oils is the focal point of Radici del Sud, an annual exhibition and competition of South Italian wines and olive oils. Born from the idea of Nicola Campanile in 2005 who is an Apulian enogastronomic specialist and sponsored by the Regional Council of Puglia, Radici del Sud has substantially grown in a much wider proportion nationally … Continue reading Southern Italian Wine Winners at the Radici del Sud XVI Edition

Roma 4 Roma: An Initiative Uniting Rome’s Bartenders at The Court in Rome

It’s a very challenging moment for cocktail bars to stay afloat in this pandemic period alright. For a sector that exclusively starts to open their doors in the evening and closes them in the wee hours of the morning, the Covid-19 regulations in Italy completely clash with how they function. But resilience is the key word for the bartenders. There’s an energy that keeps them … Continue reading Roma 4 Roma: An Initiative Uniting Rome’s Bartenders at The Court in Rome

From Seoul to Rome: Learning to Cook With Michelin Starred Chef Kang Mingoo of Mingles

In celebration of the Korean culinary tradition, the city of Seoul organized an interactive digital cooking class with Michelin starred Chef Kang Mingoo as part of the five-day program of Taste of Seoul from 11 to 15 November 2020. While diverse events are organized in Seoul, two cooking classes were organized and promoted by the Korean Cultural Institute in Rome, Italy on the 14th of … Continue reading From Seoul to Rome: Learning to Cook With Michelin Starred Chef Kang Mingoo of Mingles

The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery

Cincinnato Winery, a wine cooperative led by Nazzareno Milita, has been producing wines in Cori in the Italian region of Lazio (about 70 kilometers from Rome) since 1947 with more than 550 hectares of land and 105 family growers of grapes. The cultivation is specific to the native grape varieties of the region which are mainly Nero Buono and Bellone, as well as Greco, Malvasia … Continue reading The Six Different Personalities of Bellone at Cincinnato Winery