Tag archive for ‘Wine’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, February 16th, 2018

Drink Italia: Dessert wines

Although we now associate Italy with iconic red wines, in fact, the greatest wines of Ancient Rome were sweet whites. Italia! delves into Italian dessert wines… The Classical texts of Cato, Pliny and Virgil tell More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Drink Italia: Tuscan reds

From ‘Super Tuscan’ to Brunello, there are plenty of fine Tuscan non-Chianti reds, and they’re not all super-expensive either. Here’s a selection of Tuscan reds your wallet will love… Traditionally More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, June 9th, 2017

Drink Italia: Pinot Grigio

Once the go-to Italian white with mediocre credentials, now is the time to take another look at Pinot Grigio – the fine examples being produced today are worthy of our attention. Grown throughout northern Italy, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Food and Drink Christmas Gift Guide

Bring a dash of Italian style to the festive season with our gift ideas for the whole family Adopt an Olive Tree For an unusual gift that lovers of Italian food will adore, why not adopt an olive tree? The recipient More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Top Italian Food and Wine Festivals

How do you choose from the thousands of gastronomic festivals throughout Italy? We’ve made it easy for you with five of the best to tickle your tastebuds… White truffles exposition at the International Fair More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Top Five Spirits & Liqueurs

From the sweet and fruity to the bitter and boisterous, Italy has an impressive heritage of alcoholic tipples. We had a lot of fun picking our five of the best… Grappa One of Italy’s oldest alcoholic drinks, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, September 9th, 2016

Viewpoint, Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese is the only grape permitted in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, where the people of the town make one of Italy’s best wines. But eight years ago, they nearly lost it all… In 2008, a scandal broke More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Barolo Wine – Italia! Icons

Rich and deep and made for ageing, Barolo is Italy’s most famous wine – and the one that brings producers up and down the country the most prestige… When people talk about Italy making truly More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Unique Italian Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is looming and you’ve still not got a gift? Our top picks from the latest brands will give you plenty of ideas and wont break the bank either! For the Cyclist You just can’t go wrong More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, May 26th, 2016


Think of it as Italian firewater? An end-of-meal tipple to be feared as much as revered? Paul Pettengale explains why quality grappa should be sipped and savoured… You know the drill. You’ve enjoyed your welcoming More...