Wine and Food

Happy Frascati Friday! It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a glass of Fontana Candida Frascati! Make that time relaxing in your chair productive by planning your next meal — how about a delicious dish of Peppered Pork and Cabbage, a slow-cooker recipe that is “Cinfully […]

Ali Rosen, Cristina Mariani-May, and chef Maria Loi discuss unhealthy food labels and other trending topics in the food insdustry on FOX Foodie

The country of Chile is now plastering big black labels on packaged foods that the government deems “unhealthy.” Great Britain and Ecuador warn their citizens of unhealthy food characteristics using a color-code system. Will similar warning labels appear on foods in the USA? Should they?

Smokey barbecued ribs on plate with baked beans and cole slaw

Outdoor cooking is a very popular pastime. It unites friends and family with delicious food and conversation and is the perfect way to spend your summers. And there is no better way to kick off the summer BBQ season than the fact that May is National Barbecue Month! Barbecue doesn’t necessarily mean the sauce, it […]

French Toast with Butter-Braised Strawberries in a Cassis and Sugar Syrup

Sparkling red Rosa Regale is ideal for celebrating Mother’s Day — and it’s a perfect pairing for this French Toast recipe. Can you say “Mother’s Day Brunch”? Watch the video to see the preparation; ingredients and directions below. Ingredients: For the French Toast: 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, clarified (see directions below), divided 8 tablespoons C&H® […]

Wine Education

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino wine bottle and glass with estate vineyards and castle in background

To introduce the 2011 vintage of Brunello di Montalcino and 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riservas, Banfi Vintners co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May traveled around the USA, telling the story of Castello Banfi and offering first tastes of not only the Brunelli but also “ASKA” Bolgheri Rosso, “La Pettegola” Vermentino, Fonte alla Selva Chianti Classico, and Poggio alle […]

The history of wine in Washington State goes back to 1825, when the first wine grapes were planted by French, German, and Italian immigrants and wine made by a few home winemakers. By the turn of the 20th century, snowcaps melting down from the Cascade Mountains fueled large-scale irrigation, unlocking the dormant potential of Eastern […]

March is Taste Washington Wine Month! Impress your friends with the five fun facts below. And find insider tips on how to celebrate #WAWineMonth here! Did You Know?

Want to learn all about the wines of Tuscany? In ten minutes, you can get an overview of all the different styles of Tuscan wine and what makes them unique — watch the video below, produced by the Guild of Sommeliers:

Press Releases

Castello Banfi co-CEOs James Mariani and Cristina Mariani-May accept award of Best Winery - VinItaly in Verona, Italy

Castello Banfi was named “Best Winery of the Year – Gran VinItaly” in Verona, Italy — making it an unprecedented fifth time that Banfi was hailed as the best winery in the world at VinItaly, and the fifteenth time it was named best winery in Italy.

Castello Banfi co-CEO Cristina Mariani-May accepts Wine Excellence Award from the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

The American Chamber of Commerce in Italy gives the 2017 Wine Excellence Award to American owned and operated Castello Banfi.