The Best Italian Value Wines Under 25 Bucks


One of the best things about Italy is the huge number of quality wines you can find at remarkably low prices. While a good quality California wine from Napa or Sonoma will run you… READ MORE


The Surprising Journey from Italian Winemaker to your Wine Glass


This is the first of my 3-part series on the remarkable journey that Italian wines make from the winemaker’s cantina all the way to your wineglass. Be sure to sign-up… READ MORE


Nailed it: How Your Preferences Reveal Your Favorite Wine


This might surprise you. By answering just a few questions about foods you like, how you take your coffee, and whether you like opera, it's possible to… READ MORE

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Limoncino or Limoncello? Who cares, drink up!

In Forum "Recipes" (4 replies)
By Teresa H, Posted about 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Meyer lemons are in full-swing in most markets, and at our house, that means Limoncino time! Don’t you mean Limoncello? Well, yes and no—while both drinks have basically the same properties, they… READ MORE


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Milano: Love at first sight

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By DebD, Posted about 3 months ago

It was love at first sight when I first stepped foot in Milan, Italy, years ago, and the love affair continues til this day. And because of my wonderful experiences, I would like to share a few insig… READ MORE


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Venice Carnevale: Flight of the Angel

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By Michael Horne, Posted about 3 months ago

I love Venice. Venezia may have become overrun by tourists, but I love making a regular trek to the watery city. What better time than at the annual celebration of Carnevale? While checking out… READ MORE