From negotiating tables to eliminate trade tariffs between the US and the European Union (the TTIP talks) to erecting walls to obstruct free circulation of goods. The threat of a worsening – up to 100% - of US tariffs on a series of European products (from farm and food goods to motorcycles) – in response to an old quarrel on meat imports – is abov...

Castello del Poggio’s IGT Moscato (SRP: $13) is now the top Italian Moscato in the U.S, according to Nielsen. Castello del Poggio sold more than 250,000 cases nationally in 2016. Overall, the winery saw a 19% sales volume increase, outpacing the Moscato category’s 2.8% volume growth. “Our Italian Moscato has taken off in the U.S with Castello del P...

Pasta Aglio e Olio is one of my favorite recipes to make whenever we are hungry for pasta but short on time. While believed to have originated in Naples, Italy, various versions of pasta Aglio e Olio can be found in every region of Italy, and its natural simplicity makes it a great base recipe for any home cook's repertoire. Pasta Aglio e Olio...

For millions of Italian immigrants, the straw-covered fiasco of Chianti on the dinner table was a piece of home. Bill Nesto remembers that his father, who was born in Boston in 1914, grew up in Apulia and returned to his native city shortly before World War II, pulled a large flask from under the kitchen sink and poured himself a glass of red every...

When it comes to Italian espresso-pot designers, investors may be ready for a double shot. Shares of Bialetti Industrie SpA and De’ Longhi SpA, the two firms best known for making and selling the aluminum stove-top machines, still have upside after a frothy run, according to North Square Blue Oak Ltd., a boutique investment bank which scans the mar...

It’s official: One of the world’s best wine stores — especially if you are a fan of Italian wines — is right here in Washington. And you may have overlooked it. A. Litteri has been selling Italian foods to Washingtonians for 90 years. The store’s current location in the old warehouse district of Northeast D.C. is just a block from the uber-hip Unio...

As I travel across the regions of the Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, researching or leading our tours, I am consistently amazed by the huge variety of wines available there. Not only does there seem to be a new DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) region, with its own traditional wines, remarkable terroir and distincti...

Amid the boom and revolution of Milan in 1967, artists, writers and eccentrics of all stripes fueled their creative ferment with drinks at the legendary Bar Jamaica. There, the son of a Milanese goldsmith hatched a bar-side plan for a new kind of jewelry: Aimed at the era’s freewheeling feminists, it would be expressive yet easy to wear, blending I...

HERE'S A TRIVIA question for the self-acknowledged wine geek: which wine region in the world has the most autochthonous (i.e., native) grape varieties? The answer, which may surprise you, is Friuli Venezia Giulia. To locate it, think of the map of Italy, which resembles a limb in a boot. Well, to put it indelicately, Friuli, in the extreme northeas...

Italian eyewear designer, manufacturer and distributor, Luxottica Group, recently announced the expansion of its metro Atlanta distribution facility. The company behind Ray-Ban, Oakley and Dolce & Gabbana will create 1,000 jobs by the end of this year, including positions in administration, production and distribution. “Luxottica has been part of t...