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To encourage Americans to buy more Italian wines, the Ministry of Economic Development has instructed the Italian Trade commission to study and implement the largest promotional project of Italian wine in the US (2017), with an investment of $22 million over 3 years, according to Michele Scannavini, Worldwide President of the Italian Trade Commissi...

L’ossessione di Trump per riportare la manifattura negli Usa deriva da pochi numeri. Secondo il Dipartimento del Lavoro del governo, tra il 2004 e il 2014, l’industria manifatturiera ha perso circa 2,1 milioni di posti di lavoro. Mentre l’economia nel suo complesso ne guadagnava sei milioni e mezzo. Lo stesso dipartimento ci dice che da qui a sette...

Famiglia…family is family, like it or not! A brother and sister depart war-torn Italy in 1947 and cross the Atlantic to reunite with their father in Benton, New Jersey.  As the seasick brunette dreams of eligible Americani, the young fellow dreads the prospect of dealing with his cantankerous Papà.  Meanwhile, in Benton, another Italian-American fa...

Cari lettori, Vi voglio raccontare il mio impegno per voi in questa settimana di carnevale. Ricevo spesso da voi, e vi ringrazio perché utile al mio lavoro, molte sollecitazioni e consigli su varie questioni. Questi giorni ne ho ricevute parecchie sul ruolo diRai Italia: chi vuole più sport chi più cultura, chi più informazioni etc.., tutte cose le...

LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of the E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Italy's Argiano wines in the United States, beginning June 1, 2017. Argiano is the latest addition to a growing LUX Wines portfolio of elite and iconic bran...

WHEN German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller published his map book Universalis Cosmographia (Universal Cosmography) in 1507 it was meant to be the latest word in depicting the globe as people then knew it, showing the most recent discoveries. Perhaps its most remarkable feature was a new continent. On the left of the map were two land masses ac...

Italian police said they have busted a crime ring exporting fake extra virgin olive oil to the United States, highlighting the mafia's infiltration of Italy's famed agriculture and food business. Twelve people with links to the 'Ndrangheta, the organized crime group based in the southern Calabria region, were arrested on Tuesday on a series of char...

I didn't understand biscotti when Tony first introduced me to it years ago. This strange-looking, dry, oblong Italian cookie had nothing in common with the chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies I knew. But once I'd had my first taste of biscotti, I kept coming back for more. This popular cookie can be traced back to the days of the early Romans,...

I ask Lorraine Bracco if she remembers the first time she saw Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese’s dazzling portrait of life in the mob. “Absolutely,” she says. “It was last year.” Which is strange, given the film came out in 1990, and Bracco was one of the stars. She is laughing as she speaks, a husky giggle, her accent doorstop-thick New York. “Well, I...

Nella seduta di oggi nell’Aula di Montecitorio il Ministro del lavoro Giuliano Poletti ha risposto alla interrogazione di Fucsia Nissoli (Ds-Cd) sull’aggiornamento dell’Accordo di sicurezza sociale tra Italia e Stati Uniti. “In un contesto sociale in continuo cambiamento, - ha detto oggi la parlamentare eletta in Nord e Centro America, presentando...

Because it was politically sensitive, Giuseppe Verdi’s new opera Un ballo in maschera made the Italian censors nervous. They forced Verdi to change the action to someplace farther from home. He chose seventeenth-century Boston. The King of Sweden became the Governor of Boston. When Un ballo in maschera came to the United States in 1861, it was quit...

Assiduo e attento lettore dei preziosi interventi sullo specifico della cultura e dell’insegnamento dell’italiano negli States da parte di un’addetta sul campo, diciamo fra i banchi, l’esperta Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino, mi sorprende l’allarme di catastrofi presenti e incombenti sull’esistenza e addirittura sulla sopravvivenza della nostra cultura...