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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A Bar, A Lounge & A Terrace: Achilli al D.O.M. Restaurant in Rome, Italy

A bar, a lounge and a terrace. In 2017, Achilli al D.O.M. took over the kitchens of D.O.M. Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel along the historical center of Rome in Via Giulia. Achilli al D.O.M. is affiliated with the historical and Michelin starred Enoteca Achilli al Parlamento of the Achilli family at Via dei Prefetti…

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The Alpine Wines of Weingut Haderburg in Salorno (South Tyrol), Italy

In Italy, the Alpine wines come from some areas of Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Valle d’Aosta at higher altitudes. Weingut Haderburg of the Ochsenreiter family specializes in sparkling wines. It has two plots of vineyards, the Hausmannhof which is located in Salorno is the main vineyard of the estate where the cellar and the…

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The Mono Varietals of Weinhof Kobler in Magrè (South Tyrol), Italy

The South Tyrolean Wine Route, one of the oldest wine routes in Italy, begins in Nalles, goes through Bolzano, Oltradige, Bassa Atesina then to the border of South Tyrol, Salorno. With the interplay of the vineyards, monuments, and the villages, the route exudes a magnificent scenery. The majority of the wine production in Alto Adige…

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The Young Star Chef of Kirchsteiger Restaurant in Foiana (South Tyrol), Italy

Chef Christian Pircher, proprietor of Kirchsteiger Hotel and Restaurant in the town of Foiana/Völlan in South Tyrol has received a multitude of awards for his culinary skills, making him the most promising youngest chef in South Tyrol. A native of Foiana, a small town above Lana, he keeps his family’s tradition of the hotel and…

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