Vins d’Alsace Digital Fair 2021: First Virtual Tasting of Alsace Wines

The first four editions of the Salon Vins d’Alsace had seen great successes but with the global pandemic in 2020, the organization of the fifth edition had posed a significant challenge. With the tenacity of keeping the wheels turning, the wine fair was reinvented to a digital one, in conformity to the current situation where the physical presence of attendants can constitute as a problem. … Continue reading Vins d’Alsace Digital Fair 2021: First Virtual Tasting of Alsace Wines

Centopercento Gusto: Excellent Gourmet Proposals in the Heart of Rieti

A place with interesting character where good food remains to be the protagonist throughout the years. Between the desire to give their best and the amiable nature that the owners give, Centopercento Gusto is quite a pleasant place to head to if your appetite wants something scrumptious. Restaurateur Marco Pasquali wants to convey a cuisine with expressive flavors ranging from traditional to more complex dishes … Continue reading Centopercento Gusto: Excellent Gourmet Proposals in the Heart of Rieti

Of a Long Family History: Tasting of Frey Sohler Crémants d’Alsace

The story of Frey Sohler Wine Estate has a strong family bond with the wines of the village of Scherwiller in France. It’s a family-owned estate that comes from two different families: Frey, the maternal side that descends from the oldest ancestor who arrived in Scherwiller from Switzerland in 1702; and Sohler, the paternal side of old winegrowers from a nearby town, Itterswiller since 1790. … Continue reading Of a Long Family History: Tasting of Frey Sohler Crémants d’Alsace

The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Water is attached to the story of Rieti, a city in the region of Lazio located between Abruzzo and Umbria. The area around Rieti is rich in springs, lakes and thermal baths with therapeutic qualities with the Velino River being its central part. The waters have shaped this fertile land which conditioned its development and history. Historically, in ancient times, the Velino River had been … Continue reading The Vibrant Ancient City of Rieti: A Discovery of Food and Wine

Fine Dining and Conceptual Italian Cuisine of Emanuel in the Tuscan Island of Elba

A simple concept of “less is more” reverberates in strength in the conceptual kitchen of Chef Michele Esposito. He expresses the desire to propose a kitchen that circumvents superstructures and focus on balanced and intense flavors. Straightforward and clean in the palate but a studied complex technique behind every dish. It is a modernized cuisine that doesn’t forget the familiarity of flavors that we are … Continue reading Fine Dining and Conceptual Italian Cuisine of Emanuel in the Tuscan Island of Elba

On the Rooftop of Rome at Les Etoiles Restaurant in Hotel Atlante Star

If there’s another way of enjoying Rome, it has to be from above where ancient Roman domes and roofs give another unforgettable perspective of the ancient city. In one of the most elegant Umbertine-style districts of Rome, the rooftop of Hotel Atlante Star, offers a surprising treat to its guests. Three levels of the hotel on the rooftop are dedicated to catering: Les Etoiles Restaurant, … Continue reading On the Rooftop of Rome at Les Etoiles Restaurant in Hotel Atlante Star

Luce Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Illuminates The Roman Appian Way With a New Chef

After last year’s summer debut, Luce Experience returns to illuminate the Archeological Park of Appia Antica with its flamboyant outdoor space. The cocktail bar is placed at the corner of the sprawling garden highlighted with large round juta carpets, teal throw pillows, low tables and wrought iron garden sets. Flanked on the other part of the garden is the restaurant – pizzeria where white wooden … Continue reading Luce Cocktail Bar & Restaurant Illuminates The Roman Appian Way With a New Chef

Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Immersed in 320 hectares at an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l. in the hilly Umbrian countryside and woods is Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia, formerly an ancient village that was transformed into relaxing boutique resort with five spacious suites and a restaurant. It paints a picture of a perfect Umbrian experience where unspoilt nature, typical stone structures, enhanced by an authentic and innovative kitchen can live up … Continue reading Tenuta Borgo Santa Cecilia: A Refined Experience in the Umbrian Countryside

Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

The Pittaro family, founder of Pitars, has its roots in the northern part of Italy at San Martino al Tagliamento in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The family has dedicated itself to the cultivation of vines and production of wines since the beginning of the 16th century but it was not until the 20th century with Romano Pittaro and his son Angelo that the winery’s modern history actually … Continue reading Pitars Winery: Their Three Expressions of Sauvignon Blanc

Oltremare: Piandimare’s Latest Wines Gear Towards Easy Drinkability

Piandimare is a cooperative born in 1986 in Villamagna in Abruzzo from the idea of a few farmers who were united in cultivating unique and special vines. In 2014, the small cooperative has grown into a group of seventy producers, renewed its oenological perspective and aimed for quality. Prior to that, the winery had been producing bulk wine for others and with the 2014 project, … Continue reading Oltremare: Piandimare’s Latest Wines Gear Towards Easy Drinkability

Fiumicino, Italy: The Twelve Best Seafood Restaurants

Fiumicino is best known as the town that hosts 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 because its proximity to the center of Rome validates it as the best … Continue reading Fiumicino, Italy: The Twelve Best Seafood Restaurants

Contemporary Cuisine at Allure Restaurant Patisserie in Fiumicino, Italy

The seaside town of Fiumicino, along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, welcomes a new addition to its growing number of gourmet seafood restaurants. With its 30-kilometer distance from Rome, it has steadily become a favorite destination for open-air dining of quality seafood in both traditional and contemporary representations of the Italian cuisine. Aside from the local chefs who have put Fiumicino in the gastronomical … Continue reading Contemporary Cuisine at Allure Restaurant Patisserie in Fiumicino, Italy

Ristorante L’Isola del Pescatore in Santa Severa (Rome), Italy

Santa Severa, that beach in Santa Marinella with the castle on its side? It’s a place that you will never forget because the scene that greets you is one of a kind. The long stretch of beach is dominated by the majestic Santa Severa Castle on the promontory. It’s about 50 kilometers from Fiumicino (about 65 from the center of Rome). In summer, the whole … Continue reading Ristorante L’Isola del Pescatore in Santa Severa (Rome), Italy

The Vibrant and Fresh Wines of Paladin Vigne e Vini of Veneto, Italy

Years of following around his grandfather from the vineyards to the cellar has influenced a curious child into continuing his family’s legacy when he reached adulthood. Growing up with the excitement of having healthy grapes, the perennial anxiety over the weather, the touch of the soil and the smell of wine cellars do embed remarkable imprints into a child’s life. That is how Valentino Paladin … Continue reading The Vibrant and Fresh Wines of Paladin Vigne e Vini of Veneto, Italy

Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti

Wine is not just a bottle with the fermented liquid product of grapes inside. There’s a vast world of research, work, passion and history behind every finished bottle. One fine example is Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi, a wine estate in Tuscany, Italy where the location alone unfolds hundreds of years of history. Nestled in the heart of the panoramic hills of Chianti Classico in Radda … Continue reading Premiata Fattoria di Castelvecchi: Ancient Historical Winery and Vineyards in Chianti