News Archives: Italy

Italian Holiday Traditions

Italian Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a special time of year for us all. Whether it’s dining with family around a big table, sharing the evening with friends over bubbles and all around jubilation, or simply taking the opportunity to kick up your feet and watch old movies with a hot toddy, this is the time of year … Read More

Molettieri: Maestro of Montemarano

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Molettieri is one of the most fascinating young producers to come out of Campania … [and] one of my favorite[s].”—Antonio Galloni It’s said that with tragedy often comes opportunity, and that was certainly the case for Salvatore Molettieri in Campania. On November 23, 1980, a tremendous earthquake rocked Southern Italy, causing devastation in Campania and … Read More

Cavallotto: The Legend of Bricco Boschis

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Perched atop the monopole of Bricco Boschis, you’ll find the Cavallotto family and their rolling vineyards. Now in the 4th generation of ownership, the Cavallotto estate, founded in 1928, covers 23 hectares of contiguous land in Castiglione Falletto. It’s here that Barolo’s famed calcareous marl soils dominate, all at an elevation of almost 300 meters … Read More

Voliero: The High Flying Cousin of Uccelliera!

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In 2006, Andrea Cortonesi put a lot of miles on his car. Already the founder, proprietor, vigneron and winemaker for the Uccelliera estate, he was also running his own restaurant in Siena called Il Casato. It was in his capacity as restaurateur that the Voliero label was born: in researching all of the best possible … Read More