The VII edition of Nebbiolo nel Cuore, organized by Riserva Grande, brought 46 producers of the prince of Italian vines to Rome. Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero … different ways to say Nebbiolo. A grape variety as well known as loved all over the world and, as our readers well know, even from us who on similar occasions, feel a bit like Uncle Scrooge when he was in his deposit of gold coins. And how can you not feel happy when you have hundreds of labels from great producers of your favorite wines? Check Images Here […]
Inspired by the same name movie, the Autumn in New York drink by Mario Farulla, is based on Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea bourbon. Waiting for a new episode entirely dedicated to cinema drinks, our expert Carlo Dutto signals us a cocktail (always inspired by a film) linked to a significant event for the world of Italian beverage/mixology: the inclusion of the place where the creator of this drink works, among the top hundred of the world in the prestigious ranking of The World’s 50 Best Bars 2019. DRINK: AUTUMN IN NEW YORK (inspired by movie “Autumn […]
The 4th Edition of A Tutta Torba – The Smokiest Day of the Year, organized by Roma Whisky Festival at the Chorus Cafè. The annual event dedicated to peated Whiskeys took place recently at the Chorus Cafè in Rome. The fans thus had the opportunity to taste their favorite whiskeys choosing from hundreds of labels, special, limited and rare editions coming mostly from what we could call the “homeland” of peat whiskeys and that is, the island of Islay, in Scotland (we talked about it HERE). MORE IMAGES HERE In addition to the […]
Flos Olei, the guide to the world of extra virgin olive oil (EVO) by Marco Oreggia and Laura Martinelli, in a great event at the Excelsior in Rome. Last December 7th, in the fascinating setting of the Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome, the presentation event of the 2020 edition of Flos Olei, the Guide to the World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, took place. Prizes, tastings, master classes and seminars have allowed enthusiasts and simple onlookers to deepen their knowledge of what has always been one of the leading sectors in the panorama of Italian agricultural production. But not […]
High-level wineries in Gowine’s meeting at Savoy, with a focus on Campania. Once again we went at the Hotel Savoy for one of the valuable initiatives organized by GoWine. The latter was dedicated exclusively to wines from Campania. About twenty producers were present with numerous proposals of a remarkable level. MORE IMAGES HERE The fact that the event had such a particular focus allowed us to get to know many labels that declined in different forms a small number of vines: all this species for reds, where Aglianico dominated unchallenged (with some rare exceptions). […]
The recipes of three winter cocktails from Bacardi Martini: ideal drinks to celebrate Christmas Holidays. Three trendy ideas to toast in joy during the upcoming Christmas holidays. And our way to wish you and thank you. Now a few days off but … don’t worry, after Christmas we’ll be here again with always new articles. We therefore asked our expert and friend Carlo Dutto to suggest something particularly suitable for the occasion, and here is what he recommended: Bacardi Martini welcomes winter 2019 with three drinks designed specifically for the cold season, three variants that pay […]
MareMMMa. At Palazzo Borghese three unions: Maremma Toscana, Montecucco and Morellino di Scansano shows their wines. In the prestigious setting of the Galleria del Cembalo at Palazzo Borghese – Rome, most of their production was presented by the consortiums for the protection of the Tuscan Maremma Wines, Montecucco DOC and DOCG Wines and Morellino di Scansano designations. An important appointment therefore, to know and appreciate the production of that part of Tuscany that borders Lazio to the south and the province of Livorno to the north. A territory which, although identifying itself in […]
Ten drinks inspired to famous movies by VII Hills Gin: trendy cocktails from the best Italian mixologists. After the great success of the previous article (HERE) on the movie-themed cocktails based on Rum Don Papa, here is a new episode of what we could jokingly (but not so much) define a real “Saga”, since we are already at work to offer you more new episodes. This time our expert Carlo Dutto offers us ten “titles” based on VII Hills Gin. We therefore immediately give him the word for the presentation and the recipes. Italian Gin, […]
Top food and wine, for the VIII Edition of Excellence – Food Innovation at the Rome Convention Center – La Nuvola. A not to miss event, has been Excellence, which proposed a remarkable series of events, coocking shows, talks and tastings at the highest levels for three days (Nov. 9th to 11th), to a very numerous public. We went there on the final day (Monday), when fortunately for us, the “great wave” of visitors had already passed and we were able to calmly taste numerous wines and also various EVO oils, cheeses and scold […]
New appointment, at the City of the Other Economy, with the Natural, Organic and Biodynamic Wines of the VAN – Natural Craftsmen Winegrowers. After the previous edition in March (we talked about it HERE), again gathered in Rome dozens of Natural Craftsmen Winegrowers (Vignaioli Artigiani Naturali) to present their productions to the general public. An audience that responded with great enthusiasm, such as to make our work difficult. In these cases it becomes quite difficult even to approach the tasting counters, if not after a long wait, and the dialogue with the producers is just as difficult. […]
Altrovino presented the second edition of Era Uva in Rome: a selection of excellent Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wines. In the beautiful setting of the Villa Torlonia’s Limonaia another event was held recently (October – 28th) entirely dedicated to the presentation of selected companies producing organic, biodynamic and natural wines. A further demonstration, in case there was still need for it (check our video below), of the interest generated among the public by these types of wines. But not only that, it also indicates the constant increase in the number of companies that have decided to dedicate themselves […]
Ten “Cinematographic” drinks inspired by Don Papa Rum: trendy cocktails, created by the best Italian mixologists. Our friend Carlo Dutto proposes another unmissable cocktail collection, this time all based on Don Papa Rum, and all inspired by the world of Cinema. Famous movies (with some forays even among the best television series of our time) that have somehow suggested to and to the best Italian bartenders of trendy drinks, who remember and evoke the stories, the atmospheres and the places of the films to which they are dedicated. But, let’s immediately pass the word to Carlo, who will talk […]
The wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia tasting at the Hotel Savoy in Rome, in the event organized by Go Wine. This time, Go Wine has decided to dedicate an event entirely (with a single, but significant exception) to the wines of one of the most significant regions in the field of Italian viticulture. In F.V.G. in fact, great wines have always been produced that stand as a significant point of reference, especially with the many white ones, for the most demanding enthusiasts. Suffice it to mention Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio or Ribolla Gialla for whites, but also […]
Proposta Vini and Agenzia Enotria have given life to an event that took place in the evocative setting of the New Villa dei Cesari. An interesting philosophy, that of Proposed Wines, which for almost thirty years has distributed, among others, the “Extreme Wines” and the “Wines of the Small Islands“. A particular attention therefore, to the small realities and to those who practice a “difficult” viticulture, given the orographic and/or climatic characteristics of their terroirs. Productions often limited in numbers, but certainly not in quality, as any winelover certainly already knows. Sometimes, real masterpieces that arise from the […]
Meregalli Group, with the “100 Wines & 100 Spirits” event presented the prestigious catalog of products distributed by the brand to the sector’s experts. The numbers of this event that took place in Rome, last September 30th, in the always fascinating location of the Salone delle Fontane – Eur, are in fact impressive: ACCREDITED PEOPLE 1622 PRESENTED WINES LABELS 302 UNPROTED WINE BOTTLES 1912 SPIRITS LABELS PRESENTED 179 UNSOLD SPIRITS BOTTLES 374 TASTING TABLES 83 MASTECLASS 4 TASTING HOURS 8 Check the video we made to get an idea of all this. NOTE: We apologize […]
The Rose Drinking Festival – Rosa Rosati Rosè in Rome with the homonymous Guide and the Zosimo Wine Selection, at the Hotel Barcelò Aran Mantegna. Another event dedicated to Italian Rosé wines, demonstrating the recent increased interest in this category, also here in Italy. In fact, we’ve been right last year when we too decided to dedicate a Special issue to these wines too (HERE) We are in fact convinced that the varietal richness of our vines is able to offer high quality products, perfectly able to compete with those of other countries […]
Great success for the Roma Bar Show: the first international event held in Italy, entirely dedicated to the beverage & mixology world. A very large public has awarded, on September 23th & 24th, the Roma Bar Show. An international event that saw the participation of hundreds of companies in the beverage, mixology and even food sectors. A few numbers are enough to give an idea of the scope of the event: – 9628 presences – 28 tasting room – 8 Academy Lab – 10 Main Seminars – The largest Mixology seminar (with Marian Beke) ever done with over 800 […]
With “Good … I didn’t know it!” after the summer break, the Go Wine appointments start again at the Savoy Hotel in Rome. This time the event ( Buono… non lo conoscevo! ) focuses on the richness of the Italian vineyard, made up of many realities linked by history and culture to different territories.
Six trendy recipes from the Rome Bar Show, previewed for iBESTmag. For the upcoming event dedicated to the world of Beverage & Mixology, we took the opportunity to give you a few “gems” in preview among those you will find on September 23/24 at Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome. Thanks to my friend Carlo Dutto (an expert in the field, who has already provided us with great success, some cocktail recipes for the past summer), we have the possibility to offer you six tasty drinks, among those that companies and mixologists present will propose to the public during […]
In an exclusive “Motu” in front of Mount Otemanu, this luxury resort allows the lucky few to admire the very essence of French Polynesia. A place, French Polynesia, which in the collective imagination has always corresponded to an Eden where to take refuge to escape the negativity of the civilized world.
Belonging to the Dorchester Collection, with the two-star restaurant of Alain Ducasse, it is one of the most exclusive hotels in the French capital. There is much to tell (and to see) about this iconic Parisian hotel. In fact, over two hundred years of history are the basis of the legendary aura that surrounds it.
White, Rosé and Sparkling Wines of Lazio. During this hot summer, food and wine events are multiplying. In all of Italy there is no day (or rather evening) that cannot be found in one’s own city, or in vacation places an event that has food and good drinking as its theme. Opportunities to spend some time during the holidays, to go out at night when it is cooler, but also opportunities to always learn about new production realities, find those already known and deepen their knowledge.
Among the best hotels in Shanghai, the Intercontinental Wonderland is also the only one buit in an abandoned quarry. Built certainly as one of the most spectacular and futuristic, with a remarkable architectural and engineering expertise, this hotel is located in the Songjiang District, near the Tianma Mountain, about thirty kilometers from the Hongquiao airport/hub. A location that allows easy access to the city, some remarkable natural attractions such as the Sheshan National Forest Park, or the Chenshan Botanical Garden, and attraction areas such as Shanghai Happy Valley, Yuehu Sculpture Park and Guangfulin Park.
Great Muscat wines on the rooftop at Savoy Hotel. In its many varieties, one of the most widespread and appreciated vines in Italy. The Moscato is in fact cultivated from the Valle d’Aosta to Sicily and offers countless wines with a great smell and sweet taste (although there are numerous varieties of dry muscat) excellent with desserts and some cheeses, or even as pleasant meditation wines.
Wine and food tour in Tuscany. Pecorino cheese, Cinta Senese cured meats, Chianina, organic and biodynamic wines, hospitality. This time, we wanted to make our “browsable special” even more “special” and so, we organized a Tour in Tuscany, in search of … Treasures. (From the Editorial) Treasures of Tuscany is a travel suggestion, an arbitrary itinerary, with no apparent logical connection. At least this is what it may seem, because we have achieved it not so much for specific places or areas, nor even by following history and/or art, which have so much to do when it […]
Eight cool recipes for this hot 2019, proposed by the best mixologists. Summer, we all know, is the time of year when we spend more time outside the home: we travel, we take part in parties, we meet friends, we relax on sunny beaches and above all, we drink a lot of more. Both to quench their thirst, but also, dragged by the atmosphere and the events of the season.
The best Italian Rosè wines in the event organized by Cucina & Vini. In the splendid setting of Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, the eighth edition of BereRosa was staged: an event organized by the magazine Cucina & Vini to disseminate and enhance the production of Italian rosè wines.
A surprising hotel in the heart of Upper Midtown – Manhattan. Just two blocks from Central Park, a very exclusive stay in a place where Kit Kemp’s (owner together with her husband Tim of the Firmdale group who built this hotel) visionary imagination was able to unfold freely, giving life to something truly amazing.
An evening at Savoy Hotel, dedicated to the king of Piedmontese vines, in its various forms: Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Also in 2019, last May 21th, in Rome, Go Wine offered us the opportunity to taste the products of numerous – about 30 – Nebbiolo based wine cellars. An opportunity particularly appreciated by those who, like us, love this type of wines. It’s, of course, just a “cross-section” of the immense and variegated Piedmontese production, which counts hundreds and hundreds of companies devoted to the cultivation and preservation of these grapes which, luckily for us, give such extraordinary results.
Great wines from Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. Organized by Carlo Zucchetti – Il Giornale Enogastronomico con il Cappello, an interesting event dedicated to the production of wine (and olive oil) in a very specific area – the Tuscia – located between the northern Lazio, the Umbria and Tuscany, was held on May 5th in Rome.