Vermentino Is Mediterranean Summer In A Glass

“White Vermentino is the quintessential Mediterranean grape: It loves the sun, the sea and and the wind, and it marries perfectly with fish and seafood pastas,” says Giampaolo Gravina, one …

Lugana: the lure of the lake

Lake Garda has long been a tourist draw, and now the wines made near its southern shoreline are also receiving the attention they deserve. Carla Capalbo pays a visit to …

Italy’s heart, beating strong

There’s renewed energy in Emilia Romagna, says Carla Capalbo, who finds producers making serious wines from their native grapes – a far cry from the drab, industrial Lambrusco of old… …

Upheaval In The Categories Of Chianti Classico Wines

Chianti Classico DOCG is one of Tuscany’s most prestigious wine appellations: Any wine bearing that name must be produced within a specified area and adhere to strict regulations about its …

From coffee to wine

Riccardo Illy tells Carla Capalbo why Brunello di Montalcino is the perfect addition to the other gourmet holdings in his family’s global coffee empire… Click here to continue reading this …

A Down-To-Earth Couple

When it comes to digging the dirt on famous châteaux, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon know it all. CARLA CAPALBO meets them and their clients … [This is an older article …