News Archives: Italy

BUON NATALE: From Our Italian Table to Yours!

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For our 3rd Annual “Buon Natale” post, we thought it a perfect opportunity to check in with some of our newest Italian producers to the Skurnik family: BiancaVigna, Benito Ferrara, Torre Raone, and Malvirà. Each producer was kind enough to offer their family’s holiday traditions and favorite recipes, which we are thrilled to share with … Read More

Piaggia & The Hidden Treasure of Carmignano DOCG

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Tuscan legend has it that when Catherine de’ Medici of Florence was married to King Henry II of France in 1533, they exchanged important wedding gifts. The Medici family gifted the French royals forks, which were already widely used in Italy, but unknown in France; and the French gifted the Medicis Cabernet grapes, which were … Read More

Grand Cru Puglia: The Wines of Cosimo Taurino

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“Traditional,” “rustic,” “authentic,” “not without its subtle nuances and soft contours,” “gutsy,” “spicy,” “earthy,”—these are just a few of the words professionals have used to describe the wines of Cosimo Taurino. Allow me to add more: “a gem in the rough”—for Puglia, one of Italy’s largest bulk wine growing regions, Taurino stands head and shoulders … Read More