On vinegar, always look for the words Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale. Modena helps.
Trentino's Pinto Grigio giant Mezza Corona makes a light and simple wine.
Is it true wine gets better with age? Does bottle-shape and color really matter? Read on.
Zinfandels and Primitivos are almost always robust and intensely fruity.
To taste a wine and discuss the state of the industry with someone from Italy’s Piedmont is just too tempting to pass up.
The reason I prefer Barbaresco is consistency. Its standard is higher.
The general rule of thumb is that red wines should be drunk at room temperature.
The easiest way to make a bad risotto is to start with the wrong rice.
The best Vin Santo can weigh in at more than €100. But it's divine.
Nobody, it seems, is supposed to order a cappuccino after mid-morning.
Does Italy’s capacity to coax exceptional wine from indigenous grapes warrant envy from a merchant in Bordeaux, the Promised Land of the wine world? Yes.
Is the wine clear? Breathe deeply through your nose: Can you smell the fruit?