Birra Roma – ‘Na Novita’

I have spent the last two days at the Fancy Food show working with an olive oil producer from Apulia. I have had the occasion to try many delicacies from Italy but also from all over the world. I'm amazed at how many products there are and how they are available everywhere at this point.... Continue Reading →

Changes Are Coming To Avvinare

It's time for a change, you've got to rearrange. Avvinare is going to be getting a makeover so that it is more attractive to the eye but it is mostly the content that is going to expand to cover Italian food and restaurants as well. I used to write an Italian food blog for a... Continue Reading →

So much wine, so little time

Do you ever feel like that? So many tastings to go to, so many wines to try, so many varieties to learn. Sometimes the world of wine seems completely impossible to get your mind around. At least it does to me. Take today's opportunities - a wine tasting in the afternoon of wines from the... Continue Reading →

Italian Wine Blogs To Know: Three Favorites

There are as many Italian wine blogs as there are American ones certainly, perhaps many more. Three that I like to read have joined forces, VINO IGP (i giovani promettenti) and are creating a column called Garantito IGP which is a designation for guaranteed quality. The three sites are in Italian, not English ahime' but... Continue Reading →

Festa della Repubblica – 2 Giugno

For the years that I lived in Italy, la Festa della Repubblica was always a big ponte, or holiday weekend. I never remember anyone being too patriotic about it or any serious celebrations just friends planning weekend holidays but here in NY, it seems to be a big event. Check out what's going on at... Continue Reading →

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