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4 08, 2021

Where to Eat in Rome in August 2021

2021-08-14T01:00:23+02:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|67 Comments

UPDATED FOR 2021: Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (including due to the covid crisis...places just can't afford to close) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for most of the month, so whether you [...]

13 12, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get the Italy Lovers in Your Life

2020-12-13T05:08:31+01:00December 13th, 2020|Categories: Cocktails, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Sweets & Dessert, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

My friend made a salami Christmas tree! This year can end on a high note! I guess one way to do it is to craft yourself a Christmas tree made of cured meats like my pal Silvio Imperati of Salumificio Cardone in Agerola. Another is to give gifts purchased from small businesses and [...]

29 10, 2020

Osmize, Friuli, Italy’s Rustic Seasonal Taverns

2020-10-29T03:43:19+01:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Friuli, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

Text below from Imbibe's Travel Issue (remember travel?). Anyway, thought I'd share some inspo for whenever it's safe to travel in Italy. Osmize are open on a rolling basis year round so there's one for every season!  The Osmize of Friuli, Italy Friuli was a contested region for the bulk of its tumultuous history, as its [...]

17 01, 2020

New Tour Alert: Vineyard Visit to Cantina Ribelà Near Rome

2020-02-23T05:10:59+01:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

All new for 2020, my friend and colleague Maurizio Di Franco and I are collaborating on a super fun vineyard excursion from Rome to one of our favorite places just outside of town, Cantina Ribelà. Maurizio is a certified sommelier (you may know him from tastings at Vino Roma) and he has been providing food [...]

9 08, 2019

Drink More (Great) Lambrusco

2019-08-09T21:20:09+02:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Food & Wine, Press & Articles, Travel, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments

Wines (and a big ol' hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano) at Vittorio Graziano's vineyard. Last summer I traveled to Emilia Romagna and southeastern Lombardy to report on Lambrusco for Imbibe Magazine. The wine I drank was made by tiny artisan producers and was nothing like that saccharine sweet mass produced Lambrusco that tarnishes this [...]

14 09, 2017

Where to Drink Cocktails in Paris

2017-10-03T18:59:12+02:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: Cocktails, Paris, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

In May, Imbibe Magazine sent me to Paris to report on the city's cocktail culture. Over the course of five days, I tried nearly 30 bars (I hope to overcome the lingering hangover some day), including institutions like Harry's New York Bar and The Hemingway Bar at The Ritz (neither did anything for me, but [...]