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Italian wine exports to the US in 2016 reached 2.53 million hectolitres and $1.33 billion – a decrease of 0.5% in quantity, but an increase of 3.1% in value, compared to 2015. If table wines are added to sparkling wines, liqueur wines and vermouth, total Italian exports reached €1.8 billion, according to a report by the Italian Wine & Food Institut...

Hormone-treated meat from the US is bad... for European motorbikes. Particularly for the Vespa scooter: in the US market, the “Wasp” is in danger of extinction – or almost, in spite of its iconic status on both sides of the pond. That's because duties on the Italian scooter and all other EU motorcycles between 51 and 500 cubic centimeters might dou...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak with proud first generation Italian-American Rossella Rago from “Cooking with Nonna” about her cooking experiences throughout her life, and the true meaning behind them. During this lively interview, Rossella tells the story of how her family relocated to New Jersey from her beloved Italian...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles made an emphatic statement about the future of its Alfa Romeo brand with its second-quarter TV commercial during the Super Bowl. The ad, "Riding Dragons," made it clear that, after years of frustrating delays in relaunching its Italian sports-car brand in the U.S. market, FCA is committing itself to come through on the amb...

Frrank DiCara is 90 years old, but he still remembers what it felt like to wake up an enemy in his hometown. It was 1941, and he was a 14-year-old kid in Highlandtown, an Italian-American neighborhood in Baltimore, when news broke that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor, bringing the U.S. into war with the Axis Powers of Japan, Germany and Italy. For pe...

It makes sense for Lady Gaga to be wearing lots of patriotic sports-themed apparel, like her football purse, in the days leading up to her performance at what might be the most American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl. Which appears to be why she chose to where a red, white and blue trendy track ensemble at Thursday’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Su...

Vincent Viola, the billionaire owner of the Florida Panthers and President Trump's nominee for secretary of the Army, withdrew his nomination Friday night citing difficulties in divesting himself from his businesses. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said Defense Secretary James Mattis is "disappointed but understands and respects Mr. Vi...

When George Cataldo turns on the instrumental music on his karaoke system to sing along to the classic Italian song, “That’s Amore,” his face lights up. “I just love singing,” he said. It is obvious that he means it. A tall, slender man, the charming Westport resident also loves to share his talent at local senior centers, assisted living residence...

Ceretto, the world-renowned brand of the best Barolo wine, doesn’t just merely sit on the greatness of its tradition, but keeps on preserving the fire of innovation by investing in brand-new technology. That’s why the family decided to become shareholder of Eattiamo (http://us.eattiamo.com), a startup born at the end of 2014 that has been going thr...

2017 could not start in a better way for Italian scientists in the world. On January 7, three scientists born in Italy and currently working in the United States received a delayed Christmas gift, thanks to Barack Obama. The former American President named 102 scientists and researchers to receive the 2017 PECASE, the Presidential Early Career Awar...

Joe Paterno was and still is one of the most recognizable names in the world — something that made the winningest football coach in NCAA history quite the marketing tool. Bread distributor Holsum, who once provided delicious grain-based products to households across the country, recognized this and promptly made Paterno the face of Italian bread ba...

Congratulations to NIAF member Paulette Licitra on the publication of her new cookbook, “Italian Cooking Party.” The cookbook was inspired by the many Italian cooking parties Licitra has hosted in Nashville, and includes over 100 authentic Italian recipes that have been collected through Licitra’s years of studying from home cooks in Italy over the...