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Vinous Table: Piazzetta Milù, Naples, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Piazzetta Milù has the potential to become one the top dining destinations not just in Campania, but in all of Italy. The food, wines and sleek décor are already top-notch, so this dining establishment run by a young, passionate team is well worth keeping a close eye on.

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Sicily: Where Great Wines and Lava Flow

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2019

Never before has the island of Sicily produced so many world-class wines. The most recent vintages in the market, 2017 and 2016, yielded a bevy of superb whites and reds.

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Vinous Table: Il Silene, Pescina, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Antonio Galloni, Jun 2019

I have wanted to eat at Il Silene for many years but had always been put off by its location, which is not especially convenient to the tasting circuit. What a mistake that turned out to be. This spectacular lunch proved Il Silene is very much worth a special trip.

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Lazio: New Vintages, New Discoveries

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Lazio’s finest estates are making wines of a level that was unthinkable just a few years ago. Though still mostly under the radar, be they white, red, pink, sparkling or sweet, a number of Lazio’s wines are truly world-class.

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Campania: More Than Just Fiano, Greco and Aglianico

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Nov 2018

Campania is one of Italy’s best sources of distinctive white wines. A large number of indigenous grapes are matched to an equally diverse set of microclimates that give birth to striking wines. The reds are a bit of a mixed bag and run the gamut from extraordinary to overoaked and rustic wines that don’t always capture the full potential the region has to offer. Even so, Campania’s finest reds remain captivating.

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New Releases from Abruzzo and Molise: A Mixed Bag

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

Current releases from Abruzzo and Molise are mostly white wines from the very hot, dry, challenging 2017 growing season and fresh reds from the more classic 2016 harvest. Vintage difficulties aside, these regions offer many pleasant surprises, not to mention some stunning bargains.

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Vinous Table: Terrazza Vittoria, Sorrento, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Sep 2018

The Terrazza Vittoria in Sorrento is the beautiful terrace restaurant of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, which offers a simple but fine lunch menu of classics in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

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Vinous Table: Mammà, Capri, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Aug 2018

Mammà offers striking views and terrific food and wine in one of the world’s most singularly beautiful places, the island of Capri. Professional service and a talented chef take care of the rest.

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Sardinia's Wines: High Quality, Low Visibility

Italy: Center & South, featured

Ian D'Agata, March 2018

Sardinian wines have improved dramatically over the last two decades but remain relatively unknown. Numerous distinctive native grapes, wines in all colors and styles, and gentle prices are just some of the incentives for wine lovers everywhere.

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Vinous Table: The Corner Townhouse, Rome, Italy

Italy: Center & South, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, Feb 2018

The Corner Townhouse is one of the many recently born Rome restaurants that are popular with the “in” crowd, but The Corner has potential to stick around thanks to its inventive food, decent wine list and a beautiful dining room.