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• Etna “has potential to be Burgundy of Italy”

Etna “has potential to be Burgundy of Italy”

The volcanic region of Etna in Sicily has the potential to become Italy’s answer to Burgundy, according to one of the region’s top producers. “Our native red grape Nerello Mascalese has very similar characteristics to Pinot Noir, but with the rusticity of Barolo,” Giuseppe Benanti of Azenda Agricola Benanti said. Speaking at the World Wine […]

• Joe Bastianich Knows Italian Wine Like Nobody's Business

Joe Bastianich Knows Italian Wine Like Nobody's Business

Joseph Bastianich is steeped in Italian wines like no one else. Not only is he the co-owner, with Mario Batali, of some of America’s premier Italian restaurants, but he also produces wine on four separate estates—three in Italy—and is responsible for bringing Eataly, the groundbreaking artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, to New York. His […]