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Murphy Distributors announced today it has obtained the exclusive distribution rights to PunZoné; the first imported Italian Ultra-Premium vodka line directly from Italy's preeminent food and wine region for the State of Connecticut.   "We are delighted to add PunZoné Organic Italian Vodka to our elite distribution portfolio. Frank Guerrera,...

by Alanna Chiefari   Entrepreneurial roots run deep within event planner Michelle Durpetti. The daughter of Tony and Marion Durpetti, owners of Chicago's legendary Gene & Georgetti restaurant, and granddaughter of the restaurant's late cofounder Gene Michelotti, she boasts an impressive hospitality industry pedigree. Never one to rest o...

For 92-year-old August Frasco, staying active is the key to longevity. He still rides his lawn mower in his yard to cut his grass every week, and attends events with the Italian-American Society of Peoria. "A lot of my friends are gone. I like coming to festivals like these, because I get to meet new people all the time," Frasco said. He was r...

by Jennifer Noblit   The Italian Gathering will celebrate its 10th year with one of the biggest names in Lamborghini. Retired test-driver and brand ambassador Valentino Balboni will help roll out the 2015 Italian Gathering from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, on the grounds of Wendy's Corporate headquarters, 1 Dave Thomas Blvd.   O...

di Orlando Manfredi   Per un pianeta in allarme rispetto alle risorse idriche e alla desertificazione potrebbe essere un motivo di speranza. Creare acqua dall'aria è possibile. La startup svizzera SEAS - Société de l'Eau Aérienne Suisse prende infatti l'aria e la trasforma in H2O. Come, lo ha raccontato sabato 29 Agosto nel Padiglione S...

by Nicholas Hunt   Out West on Arkansas 300 from Little Rock, past the eastern shore of Lake Maumelle and under the stands of tall Southern pines, up the steep switchbacks and down a rough-hewn country lane in Pulaski County's Little Italy, sits the home John Dal Santo built with his own two hands.   It's white and quaint with a...

by Max Ehrenfreund   There's a black Fiat 500L sitting beside the highway outside Safford Fiat of Tyson's Corner with the doors open. It isn't the pope's, but Mark Cowdin, the general sales manager there, thinks he can sell it all the same. Pope Francis arrived in Washington in what appeared to be an identical car, and is also using a Jeep W...

by Vincent Yanni The Giglio Society of East Harlem would like all its members to know that we will not be participating in this year's NYC's Columbus Day parade to be held on Monday, October 12th, 2015.   The preparation for this event is very taxing on our society. Parade permits and applications need to be submitted and approved. Our floa...

Despite a rainy Friday, organizers called the Clark UNICO 9th Annual Italian Feast a huge success. "The crowds came out on Saturday and Sunday" said Clark UNICO President Ralph Bernardo. The feast brought back rides, games, beer, crafts, novelties, and of course a huge selection of food.   Continuous entertainment each night featur...

by Elisabetta Grasso   Ann C. Pizzorusso, author of the prize winning book "Tweeting Da Vinci" is coming directly from Naples, Italy to give a presentation on her book at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum (420, Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY) on October 29, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pizzorusso is a geologist and an Italian Renaissance scholar. Her i...

L'export agroalimentare italiano ha registrato negli ultimi mesi un tasso di crescita superiore al 25% verso il mercato statunitense rispetto all'anno procedente. Complice un rapporto di cambio euro-dollaro che premia le nostre esportazioni, sempre più aziende italiane guardano oltre oceano per aprire o rafforzare i propri canali distributivi. ...

  WTI Magazine #72    2015 November 13Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   Castelmagno DOP is named after the town of the same name, situated between the Maritime and Cottian Alps in the province of Cuneo, its main commercial centre and the area in which it was first made centuries ago. The origins of Castelmagno are very ancient. The earliest...