In vino veritas: 24-hour red wine fountain opens in Italy

Eccola qui, solo oggi decine di persone sono venute a visitarla 🙂 Ringraziamo Radio 105 che domenica ha parlato a lungo di noi 😀 #doraesempre #dorasarchese #nitae #FontanadelVino A photo posted by Dora Sarchese (@dora_sarchese) on Oct 10, 2016 at 11:32pm PDT We hope your passport is up to date because Italy recently inaugurated … [ Read more]

Wild boars routing prized vineyards in Chianti, Italy

Winemakers around the world face droughts, floods, and wildfires, but Italian winemakers in the country’s famed Tuscan wine region are beset by an equally damaging, yet unique threat—wild boars. According to a report in the New York Times, the region is swarming with an exploding population of wild boars and deer that savor the sugary grapes and the vines’ tender … [ Read more]

Starbucks tiptoes into Italy

Each week, roughly 90 million people pass through a Starbucks in one of the 70 countries that house its coffee shops. One country not on that list: Italy. That will change early next year, however, when Starbucks opens its first shop in Milan, reports The New York Times. Starbucks chairman and chief executive Howard D. Schultz announced … [ Read more]

Ban of children’s books in Venice sparks gay rights debate

One of the first formal acts of Venice’s new conservative mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, was to announce that he would ban 49 children’s books from the city’s preschool libraries. The books included the story of a male dog who aspired to be a ballerina; a tale about a little boy who wanted to be a princess, and a princess … [ Read more]

Minneapolis Institute of Art curator to direct famed Italian museum

The New York Times is reporting that German-born Eike Schmidt, the current James Ford Bell Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, was named the new director of Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, yesterday after the Italian government opened 20 top museum positions to international competition. Uffizi Gallery is one … [ Read more]

Eat This Now! Porchetta at Terzo Vino Bar

By John Garland The Broder family continues to expand their culinary empire on the corner of 50th and Penn, and their newest addition should make your lunchtime rotation if you work anywhere near the vicinity. They’ve carved a window into the side of Terzo Vino Bar facing the parking lot. From said window, they’re dishing … [ Read more]