Bologna, Italy: A Mouth-watering Adventure Through the Ages

Bologna Old Market, Italy

Travel journalist Jackie Smith and her husband journey to Bologna, Italy, to bring you a tasty adventure.

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Umbria: Slow Wine (and Food) at a Fast Pace

The Duomo Orvieto horz

Italy’s Orvieto offers travelers terrific local wine and foods all in a beautiful and historic setting.

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Ristorante al Castello, Italy: A Creative Taste of Northern Italy

Veal with hazelnut crust and truffle slices

Set in an immense 13th century castle, Grinzane Cavour, Ristorante al Castello is a culinary gem about five miles south of Alba, in the Piedmont wine country of northern Italy.

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Enamored of Amarone: Perfect for Cool Weather


Cooler evenings beg for robust wines. RFT’s wine expert Julie Pegg thirsts for Amarone, a rich red from Italy.

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Rome’s Ristorante Scarpone: Don’t Share!


Our lunch in Rome was absolutely fantastic. We’d asked our guide to take us to a good Italian restaurant where the locals eat. He took us to Ristorante Scarpone.

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Food and Wine Pairing: The Nice and the Nasty


Many self-claimed wine aficionados insist on drinking robust reds with all dishes. Others think all Chardonnay is oaky or all Riesling is sweet. (Neither is the case). Still others refuse to drink white wine at all.

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