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Showcasing some of the finest Italian wines and rosé, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) will host an exclusive wine tasting event featuring more than 150 premium wines at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford on Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The “Italian Wines and Rosés From Around the World” event will have 15 tables of wines and a...

Nel feb­bra­io del 1917, esat­ta­men­te un se­co­lo fa, ve­ni­va re­gi­stra­to dal si­ci­lia­no Nick La Roc­ca quel­lo che è con­si­de­ra­to il pri­mo di­sco jazz del­la sto­ria. Cen­to anni dopo ca­pia­mo quan­to an­co­ra ci sia mol­to da sco­pri­re in­tor­no alle ori­gi­ni di que­sto ge­ne­re, che ap­pas­sio­na vec­chie e nuo­ve ge­ne­ra­zio­ni,...

The famous Renaissance painting of the goddess Venus, standing nude on a giant shell, has been appropriated, satirized and riffed on so many times — by everyone from Andy Warhol, to Lady Gaga, to The Simpsons — that it's easy to lose track of its origins. Now, a major traveling exhibition tells the story of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, who pa...

Michael Dene knows a thing or two about vertical integration. The Long Beach restaurateur made a lifetime of work out of selling cheap lamps (like the kind you buy for your dorm room), building atop his father’s business by taking control of the entire supply chain. Instead of just buying cheap parts from China for his lamps, he became his own sour...

Magic, mystery, a thirst for wonders and for the unknown, and a pagan sun-religion. Naples metabolizes three thousand years of culture and civilization, spread out over a corner of the Mediterranean that tells the story of Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Normans, Saracens, Spaniards, and French. An ambiguous nature envelops Naples, however wonderful...

Yes, that was Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza at the Miami FC game last week. It turns out the 12-time All-Star, a longtime Miami resident, is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he is the majority owner of Italian third-division team AC Reggiana, a club 100 miles south of Milan. He bought the team last year. Piazza chatted about team ownership wit...

Meta Osteria & Barra is bringing a new spin on Italian cuisine to Oceanside. Meta opens in the former site of Sole, with a colorful menu that seasons traditional Italian and Italian-American fare with contemporary accents. It’s under the same management as Sole, which arrived in 2000. Dennis Durdaller is the managing partner; Robert Carmosino is ch...

Does Italy’s beauty have an economic value? According to a study from Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza in collaboration with Prometeia think tank, the answer is “yes.” In Italy the “beauty economy” (consumer goods, inventive technologies, creativity and tourism) is worth €240 billion, equivalent to 16.5% of Italy’s annual GDP. It's a signifi...

Looking down from far above, the port seems like a toy town, with its tiny boats, old brick warehouses with signs reading “Seafood” and “Shellfish”, and – across the East River – the jagged outline of Brooklyn’s high-rise buildings. Many floors up in the Howard Hughes offices, there are models of Space Age structures and then a more familiar curved...

Cars may outnumber pedestrians on Merrick Road, but both can now stop for one of Naples’ most popular street foods. Louis Fontana and his wife, Lauren, opened Cuoppo NYC this week at one end of a Merrick strip mall, selling paper cones filled with bite-size, feather-light fried food. “I learned to cook from my family,” said chef Louis Fontana, whos...

June Monthly meeting and Cultural Presentation:  Thursday, June 13th at7:00pm.  The business meeting begins at 7:00pm, followed by a presentation by Olivia Kate Cerrone, who has received various literacy honors including a “Distinguished Fellowship” from the National Endowments of the Arts. She currently resides in Boston, MA.  Her topic “The Hunge...

Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings – including castles, houses, and towers – in a bid to boost ‘slow tourism’ and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. Old houses, inns, farmhouses, monasteries and ancient castles are all up for grabs – and you won’t have to pay a penny. In total, 103 sites are available, dotted...