|Country of origin||Friuli, Italy|
Nonino is a small Italian company that is a producer of grappa. Nonino is also the name of the family that owns and runs the brand Nonino Grappa. The first Nonino distillery was founded by Orazio Nonino in Ronchi di Percoto, in the Friuli region in northeastern Italy, in 1897.
The company is led by Gianola Nonino, wife of Benito Nonino--the great-grandson of Orazio Nonino (the fourth generation), who led the company to achievements and made its Nonino Grappa famous among the celebrities of Italy. Nonino has won several prizes, and innovated in the field of grappa production. In 1973, Nonino became the first company to produce a commercial grappa from a single grape variety by creating a liquor using only the Picolit grape. In 1984, the company produced the first whole-grape distillate, which they marketed as Ue.
Grappa bottles should be stored upright. Usually, Italian households serve grappa frozen, giving it an icy, crisp taste, while the Instituto Nazionale Grappa recommends serving young grappa at between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius, and riserva at around 17 degrees. 
Grappa is typically served in Italy as a "digestive" (after-dinner drink), to aid in the digestion of heavy meals. It is often also used as a folk remedy in Italy for a toothache, bronchitis, rheumatism, or indigestion.
International Nonino Prize
Nonino also founded the International Nonino Prize, originally designed to award and preserve Friulian traditions but which has developed into a prestigious literary prize. The prize was founded in 1975.
- 1984: Jorge Amado (Brazil)
- 1985: Léopold Sédar Senghor (Senegal)
- 1986: Claude Lévi-Strauss (France)
- 1987: Henry Roth (United States)
- 1988: Aron Gurevich (Russia)
- 1989: Jacques Brosse (France)
- 1990: Érik Orsenna (France)
- 1991: Álvaro Mutis (Colombia)
- 1992: Ah Cheng (China)
- 1993: V.S. Naipaul (Trinidad)
- 1994: Chinua Achebe (Nigeria)
- 1995: Jaan Kross (Estonia)
- 1996: Edward Saïd (United States)
- 1997: Yaşar Kemal (Turkey)
- 1998: Amin Maalouf (Lebanon)
- 1999: Adunis (Syria)
- 2000: Hugo Claus (Belgium)
- 2001: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (Kenya)
- 2002: Norman Manea (Romania)
- 2003: John Banville (Ireland)
- 2004: Tomas Tranströmer (Sweden)
- 2005: Mo Yan (China)
- 2006: Setouchi Harumi (Japan)
- 2007: Harry Mulisch (Netherlands)
- 2008: William Trevor (Ireland)
- 2009: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
- 2010: Siegfried Lenz (Germany)
- 2011: Javier Marías (Spain)
- 2012: Yang Lian (China)
- 2013: Jorie Graham (United States)
- 2014: Antonio Lobo Antunes (Portugal)
- 2015: Yves Bonnefoy (France)
- 2016: Lars Gustafsson (Sweden)
- 2017: Pierre Michon (France)
- 2018: Ismail Kadare (Albania)
- 2019: Juan Octavio Prenz (Argentina)
- "Grappa's True Artisan". Market Watch.
- "Spirit Brand of the Year"
- "Curtis Brown". www.curtisbrown.co.uk.
- "How to store and how to serve grappa". www.diffordsguide.com.
- "Grappa: what it is, where it comes from and how to drink it". Romefile.com. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
- Poulos, Vic. "Vic Poulos: Why not sip a glass of grappa after dinner?". El Paso Times.
- "Ismail Kadare wins Nonino 2018 prize in Italy". January 12, 2018.
Media related to Nonino at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Article on Nonino on Italtrade
- Nonino webpage
- "Grappa Monovitigno, IL Merlot"
- "Italy's elixir"