Vinitaly report: Wine market trends in USA

Three questions help interpret the wine market in major and emerging consumer countries, three questions help explain how winemaking in changing in the light of evolution in consumer preferences and even climate change. Vinitaly posed six questions to the journalists and oenologists – among the most famous and qualified in the world – selected as … Continue reading

The Best New Hotels, Spas and Restaurants of 2012 by Condé Nast Traveler

From Condé Nast Traveler : “We all know what makes a good hotel good: impeccable service, excellent food, beautiful grounds (and let’s not forget a bed so plush that you dread going home). But for all of us here at Condé Nast Traveler, a good hotel is more than just a blissful temporary roost: It’s also … Continue reading

Foie gras lovers scrambling as California ban nears

Sunday marks a turning point in the culinary calendar of California when a ban enacted nearly eight years ago on foie gras – the gourmet food made from the fattened livers of force-fed ducks and geese – takes effect. In advance of the July 1 date, some businesses have moved out of state and others … Continue reading

Vinitaly 2012: more then 140.000 operators from 120 countries in four days

Vinitaly won its gamble and earned the satisfaction of exhibitors, with an increase of professional visitors from abroad and especially from the Italian horeca (hotel/restaurant/catering) channel.  The latter segment attended in large numbers already on Monday and there was extremely impressive participation by restaurateurs/caterers, owners of wine stores and wine bars from Southern Italy. The new … Continue reading

Virgin America: The affordable luxury skies

It’s a truism – not to mention a first world problem – to say that once you’ve experienced first class air travel, you’ll never want to turn right on an airplane ever again. Unfortunately, as habits go, paying for upgraded travel makes heroin look cost-effective – costing somewhere in the order of $1,000 an hour … Continue reading

Terroir Vino – 7th Edition – Where wine, people and the web meet

Monday June 13th 2011 Magazzini del Cotone, Genoa Ancient Port With the support of: Regione Liguria, Provincia di Genova, Comune di Genova TerroirVino (http://www.terroirvino.com) was created by TigullioVino.it. This wine portal, created in April 2000, has become the reference for wine and food information on the Web in Italy. The project consists in presenting to the trade … Continue reading

Divino Tuscany – June 2011

Divino Tuscany is a celebration of Tuscan winemaking excellence. The inaugural event to be held in Florence, Italy June 2 – 5, 2011 will bring together the top winemakers from Tuscany who will promote, share and demystify their top rated wines. James Suckling, former Senior Editor and European Bureau Chief of Wine Spectator and one of the world’s most … Continue reading

Audemars Piguet to scintillate St Patrick’s Cathedral

Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President of Audemars Piguet North America is proud to announce that the renowned Swiss watch company will be the official sponsor of FLASH: LIGHT (www.flashlightnyc.org) an evening of site-specific light and projection art beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry Street, New York City. … Continue reading

Fun with fish: Learn directly from fishers and cooks

Photo: Archive Slow Food Slow Fish is back at the Genoa Fiera (Italy) from May 27 to 30, the fifth biannual international event dedicated to the world of fish and marine ecosystems. Debates, meetings, workshops and tastings will focus on issues linked to sustainable fishing and responsible seafood consumption.     In the Slow Food Education space within … Continue reading

The Spicy Gourmet

Sri Lanka’s rich history as an important port and trading post in the ancient world has contributed to the mouth-watering cuisine—combining traditional ingredients with influences from merchants around the world—that the country is known for today. Born in Sri Lanka, self-taught chef Dinesh Perera has vivid memories of growing up on the beautiful island and … Continue reading