Alois Winery: The Path to the Revival of Pallagrello and Casavecchia in Southern Italy

We are at the foot of Caiatini mountains in Upper Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, close to the extinct Roccamonfina volcano and Volturno river, where nine hectares of land are surrounded by a natural amphitheater of hills. The presence of five volcanoes has restructured the landscape of the region and the prevalence of ignimbrite, a kind of volcanic rock that makes the region … Continue reading Alois Winery: The Path to the Revival of Pallagrello and Casavecchia in Southern Italy

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

Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast

Have you ever seen the trunk of a centuries-old vine branch? An authentic bole grown in awning that winds for meters and meters twisting on itself, with the joints that they resemble seafaring knots, intrigues of wool skeins, creating grotesque games of lights, shadows and wood. Have you ever walked under the branches of Tintore, humongous pergola-trained vines that create roofs of leaves above your … Continue reading Tenuta San Francesco: Centuries-Old Vines Producing Phenomenal Wines in the Amalfi Coast

Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking

Sometimes navigators take you to the least expected side roads, most often the paths less trodden, which can end up in harrowing conditions and that’s the time when you swear you will never take those shortcuts again. But unpredictably, at the end of it all, you can be rewarded with a picturesque view. There are two roads that take you to Agriturismo Regio Tratturo, the … Continue reading Italian Farm Stay at Agriturismo Regio Tratturo with Homegrown Ingredients and Local Home Cooking

Me Geisha Marina d’Arechi: Japanese Fusion Restaurant at Salerno’s Exclusive Touristic Port

From whichever angle you look at Me Geisha Salerno, it reveals total success. Created in 2013 by Giuseppe Tuosto, an Italian – American entrepreneur, the succession of years glided towards an achievement of pegging its position as one of the best Japanese fusion restaurants in Salerno. Seven years later, he opened another Me Geisha in Salerno. This time it is at the Marina d’Arechi, a … Continue reading Me Geisha Marina d’Arechi: Japanese Fusion Restaurant at Salerno’s Exclusive Touristic Port

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

La Fortezza in Sannio: Wines of Great Character From Campania’s Indigenous Grapes

La Fortezza is a producer of wine located in Torrecuso in Tora in the region of Campania that was established in 2009 by Enzo Rillo. It lies on a land of 60 hectares (40 of which are owned) in the viticultural zone of Sannio in the province of Benevento. It is crossed by the southern Apennine ridge, borders with the metropolitan city of Naples to … Continue reading La Fortezza in Sannio: Wines of Great Character From Campania’s Indigenous Grapes

Me Geisha Salerno: The Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Town

Me Geisha Salerno was born from the idea of Italian – American entrepreneur Giuseppe Tuosto. Being an accomplished restaurateur in the United States after opening successful Asian fusion restaurants both in New York and Los Angeles, he decided to trace back his roots and traverse his way to where his family originated from, Italy. Immediately, he found the connection to Salerno where he settled down. … Continue reading Me Geisha Salerno: The Best Japanese Fusion Restaurant in Town

Tre Olivi Ristorante in Paestum, Italy: A Contemporary Tribute to the Mediterranean Diet

Paestum was a major ancient city of the Magna Graecia on the Tyrrhenian coast, which has a great historic meaning to the modern period for its three well-preserved ancient temples in the Doric order dating back from 550 to 450 BC surrounded by the ancient city walls. Capaccio Paestum, the modern town that lies directly to the south of the archaeological site, offers something else … Continue reading Tre Olivi Ristorante in Paestum, Italy: A Contemporary Tribute to the Mediterranean Diet

Il Golfo Ristorante at Hotel Raito: Living the Italian Dream at the Amalfi Coast

There are many magnificent places that take part in the beauty of Italy and undoubtedly, the Amalfi Coast is one of those. The resplendence of its landscape along the mountainous coastline with the blue Tyrrhenian Sea takes your breath away. Located just south of Naples in the Campania region, Amalfi Coast is also easily reachable by car or by public transport. Driving along SS 163, … Continue reading Il Golfo Ristorante at Hotel Raito: Living the Italian Dream at the Amalfi Coast

Campania Stories 2020: Most Notable Wines From the Preview Tasting

After months of delay caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, this year’s Campania Stories edition took place on the first four days of September 2020 in Mec Paestum Hotel in the town of Paestum, an ancient Greek city on the coastal area of Magna Graecia. Campania Stories is an annual wine event that was conceptualized and organized by Miriade & Partners with the aim of presenting … Continue reading Campania Stories 2020: Most Notable Wines From the Preview Tasting

A Blue Opening for Capriccio Restaurant of Villa Blu Capri Hotel in Italy

Capri is an island in the Bay of Naples that is popular for its beautiful seascape and landscape, handmade leather sandals and limoncello. An exceptional aspect of the island is its popularity with upscale tourism. Luxury boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and high-end designer shops dot the small island as it continuously draws yachts into its cove-studded coastline. Indeed, it is one of Italy’s holiday destinations … Continue reading A Blue Opening for Capriccio Restaurant of Villa Blu Capri Hotel in Italy

Pairing Nardone Nardone Greco di Tufo 2017 with Caprese Salad & Asparagus with Olives

The Nardone Nardone Winery was founded in 2006 in Irpinia, in the area of Taurasi. Having grown in the vineyards, Mimmo carries on the work started by his grandfather Domenico and his father Vincenzo by making wine produced in their land. He aims to achieve excellence in the quality of the wine he produces and represent the traditions and qualities of territory where his wine … Continue reading Pairing Nardone Nardone Greco di Tufo 2017 with Caprese Salad & Asparagus with Olives

Pairing Tenuta Scuotto Oi Ni 2014 with Fish Sarciado

Oi Nì is produced with 100% Fiano grapes that were fermented with indigenous yeasts in Alsatian 25-hectoliter oval barrels with temperature controlled at 7°C. At the end of the fermentation, it was aged on fine lees for 12 months plus another 6 months of bottle aging. A harmonic wine with intense straw yellow color. This is one of my favorite expressions of Fiano for its … Continue reading Pairing Tenuta Scuotto Oi Ni 2014 with Fish Sarciado

Sabino Basso’s Selection of 100% Authentic High Quality Southern Italian Oils

Garnering international awards like the prestigious Pentaward and the NACD Packaging Award as soon as the project has been born made Sabino Basso’s exclusive line of extra virgin olive oils one of the most sought after Italian products in the foreign market. The Oli d’Italia, Sabino Basso Selezioni (Oils of Italy, Sabino Basso Selection) are presented in elegant black bottles with ridges for a better … Continue reading Sabino Basso’s Selection of 100% Authentic High Quality Southern Italian Oils