Three Classic Italian Chicken Dishes and the Styles of Wine to Pair

A major influence on winemaking the world over, Italy‘s enduring and evolving vinous culture is often the central focus. But the country’s dining traditions have no doubt been just as impactful. Learn more about the three Italian dishes that feature easy-to-find and easy to-love cuts of chicken, and have become fixtures of the American culinary canon.
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Daniele Conterno 2017 Panerole (Barolo)

Aromas of dark-skinned fruit, underbrush and cedar take shape in the glass. The full-bodied palate features ripe blackberry, star anise and tobacco alongside taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2024–2031. Kerin O’Keefe. rating. 91. Price. Designation. Panerole. Variety. Nebbiolo. Winery. Daniele Conterno. Print a Shelf Talker Label. Alcohol. 14.5%. Bottle Size. 750...
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Dan Berger On Wine: Obstructing the view

The view was glorious. The house on a small hill had a 180-degree view of the twinkling Pacific Ocean from three large windows as well as from the patio deck – but over four years, that view slowly was obscured by the growth of large seaside trees that no one wanted to trim.
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How to Set Up and Stock a Bar Cart

This article was provided by Kitchen Science. For some people, a bar cart is a symbol of prestige. It’s a piece that instantly creates an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication in any space. For others, it’s a vital element for entertaining guests at home. But before you can do that, you need to set up and stock your bar cart with everything you need for a successful evening. Here’s how to do it.

Q&A with Eataly CEO Nicola Farinetti

CAN YOU SHARE THE HISTORY AND CONCEPT BEHIND EATALY?. Eataly was founded in 2007 in Torino, Italy by my father, Oscar Farinetti. The concept behind Eataly is to gather high-quality food from all across Italy under a single roof in an informal, natural environment where customers can eat, shop, and learn. When the first Eataly opened, it was the only multifunctional marketplace dedicated to Italian excellence in the world, and now we have more than 40 locations around the world.
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Allen R. Balik, The Wine Exchange: Wine’s elegant expression,

Elegant and elegance are terms that often become part of the conversation when describing a wine. But, like minerality and certain other descriptors, they have no specific meaning other than you’ll know it when you experience it. There are several accepted definitions of elegance that vary somewhat in the application...

The Land of Barolo Produces Surprisingly Ageworthy White Wines

Celebrated for ageworthy world-class reds like Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, Piedmont also makes excellent white wines. Often crafted by some of Italy’s top winemakers, the best of these extraordinary bottlings boast surprising aging potential. Read on to learn about the native grapes that excel in their select growing areas and should be on every wine lover’s radar.

Arnaldo Rivera 2017 Ravera (Barolo)

Aromas of violet, truffle and tobacco emerge from the glass. The savory palate offers dried black cherry, clove and tobacco alongside tightly knit, polished tannins. Drink 2023–2029. Kerin O’Keefe. rating. 90. Price. Designation. Ravera. Variety. Nebbiolo. Winery. Arnaldo Rivera. Print a Shelf Talker Label. Alcohol. 14.5%. Bottle Size. 750 ml.
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SPLENDOR IN THE GLASS: The granddaddy of them all, Nebbiolo

If you like your red wines big, bold, then Nebbiolo (pronounced “Nebby-oh-low”) needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Northern Italy’s Piedmont Region, this grape is known for producing powerful, full-bodied, and tannic wines, while looking as pale as Pinot Noir. Nebbiolo is an old, old grape, first being...

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Picture the scene: you’re in a restaurant and the wine waiter hands over the list. It’s the size of War and Peace: do you a) dance an inward jig of delight, and settle back to peruse what’s available, or b) after a cursory glance, turn to the sommelier for advice? Sometimes, too much choice is […]

La Fusina 2016 Perno (Barolo)

Cedar, ripe dark-skinned fruit, and toasted hazelnut aromas lead the way. The firm palate offers baked plum, star anise and tobacco alongside firm tannins. Drink 2023–2029. Kerin O’Keefe. rating. 90. Price. Designation. Perno. Variety. Nebbiolo. Winery. La Fusina. Print a Shelf Talker Label. Bottle Size. 750 ml. Category. Red. Importer.

Cascina Adelaide 2017 Baudana (Barolo)

This opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, leather and underbrush. The austere, savory palate offers dried black cherry, cinnamon and black pepper alongside taut, refined tannins. Drink 2025–2032. Kerin O’Keefe. rating. 91. Price. Designation. Baudana. Variety. Nebbiolo. Winery. Cascina Adelaide. Print a Shelf Talker Label. Bottle Size. 750 ml. Category.
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Richard Staba, 89

Richard Staba, 89, of New Canaan, CT, passed away peacefully at home on June 21, 2021 after a difficult battle with cancer. Richard was born to Veronica and Joseph Staba in Hoboken, NJ. After graduating high school, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. His career began at First National City Bank (Citibank), where he was employed for 45-years, spending most of those years in Commercial Lending and Finance. He also spent a few years consulting for a family-owned commodity trading company. He was a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in White Sands, New Mexico during his service.

What You Could Get in Turin for $10 – 8 Ways to Explore the Hidden Gem in Northern Italy on the Budget

Turin or Torino might not be the most popular cities in Italy for international tourists. But for anyone who loves football (or soccer for Americans/Australians!), the city is known for two of the biggest football teams in Italian Serie A: Torino FC and Juventus. The latter was where legendary players like Alessandro del Piero or Gianluigi Buffon used to play for decades. It’s even where Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays.
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Enoteca Vanni in Lucca, Italy: Explore One of the Best Wine Shops in the World

Among the old stone and brick buildings of Piazza del Salvatore is a wine store, Enoteca Vanni, which is more of an experience than a shop. The unassuming shop, with its dark wood floor-to-ceiling shelves, filled with wine bottles from every region in Italy, holds quite the surprise for shoppers. Walking through the tiny shop to the small staircase, one is instantly inspired to get lost in the surroundings.

Elvio Cogno 2016 Ravera Bricco Pernice (Barolo)

This gorgeous red has enticing aromas of rose, iris, woodland berry, camphor and truffle. Full-bodied and savory, the enveloping palate doles out raspberry compote, licorice, baking spice and tobacco alongside firm, refined tannins and bright acidity. A minty note lingers on the close. Kerin O’Keefe. rating. 97. Price. Designation. Ravera...

A NEW Wine Experience Is Coming to One of Our Favorite Disney Springs Restaurants!

When it comes to restaurants in Disney Springs, there are TONS of options to choose from. We’re big fans of the Southern comfort food over at Homecomin’, and we love Raglan Road because they know how to celebrate lesser-known holidays like World Whiskey Day, but there’s one Disney Springs restaurant that’s just about perfect to everyone who dines there. It’s Wine Bar George! On top of their incredible dining options, they’ve just announced that a new experience is coming to the restaurant soon!

Hotel Casa di Langa Is Home to the World’s First Truffle Concierge

We have terrific news if you are interested in hunting for truffles in the northern Italian countryside: one hotel in the country has the world’s first truffle concierge. Hotel Casa di Langa, with 39 rooms and over 40 acres of vineyards and forested hillsides, has just opened in Piedmont (aka truffle country). The Piedmont region is known for its Alba white truffles, which is why Casa di Langa incorporates truffle experiences into its wine and food programs.

Culinary Highlights of Italy

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Turin. Arriving in Turin, you’ll be met by your driver and taken to the Piedmont countryside by private transfer. On the way, stop for a guided visit of Barolo and the interactive wine museum (WIMU). A local family-run Barolo winery will be next, where you’ll take a tour of the winery and sample their wines. The last stop of the day will be a Barbaresco wine producer where you’ll have a tour of the winery followed by some more wine tasting.