Hiking in Paradise: The Dolomites and Ortisei

Stunning Dolomite mountains in the Alpe dei Siusi - credit I've known Laurel and Ric Barton for over 17 years and marveled at their ex-pat adventures in Italy. Using Rome as a… READ MORE

How to Find and Buy Wine Online (and Save Some Money)

Buying wine online used to be scary. "What if the wine never shows up?" "What happens to my credit card number once I’ve made the purchase?" There’s no need to worry, these… READ MORE

Cinque Terre Wine Picks for 2017: The Best for Drinking Now

credit The Cinque Terre (how to say it), literally “the Five Lands” that includes the towns of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, are a string of rustic… READ MORE

pasta with butter and cheese

In Forum "Recipes" (new topic)
By moarbarmu, Posted about 4 months, 2 weeks ago

I am an Italian American with a mixed background. I love pasta with butter and cheese, particularly tortellini. I have been told that this is un-Italian by both my ethnically German (mostly Swiss-Ger… READ MORE

Velvet Smooth Brunellos

In Forum "Sommelier Chat" (3 replies)
By Scott042, Posted about 1 year, 7 months ago

I’m traveling to San Gimignano in May 2018. I’m planning at least two day trip to Montalcino to enjoy and learn more about the Brunello. Where are the smoothest, velvety Brunello grown in… READ MORE

Official Maps of Barolo, Barbaresco, Diano d’Alba regions

In Forum "Wine Resources" (10 replies)
By Michael Horne, Posted about 2 years, 2 months ago

The Italian consortium responsible for managing the many DOC and DOCG zones in Piemonte have been painstakingly defining and creating official topographical maps of the Barolo, Barbaresco and Diano d… READ MORE