What’s amaro? No, it’s not what you get when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie. That’s amore. (Thanks, Dean!) That bitter liqueur your old-school Italian relatives used to drink after a big meal? Yes, friends, that is amaro — and NPR’s All Things Considered reports that it’s getting an “American revival.” Author Brad Thomas Parsons, who w...

An innovative startup is breathing new life in the world’s most ancient wheat. This is the goal of Nutracentis, a small company in Sarnico, near the northern Italian city of Bergamo, which since 2015 buys and processes the ancient grain to make dry pasta. The idea came from co-founder Monia Caramma: after studying correlations between nutrients, sh...

Italy’s industrial production is growing faster than expected, posting an annual 6.6% jolt in December, which could boost the 2016 final GDP figures released on Tuesday. According to the government's estimates, full year growth should be between 0.9% and 1%. Istat's data shows a 1.4% growth in production on a monthly basis, vastly exceeding the mar...

U.S.-based entrepreneur Amanda Carye id building a bridge between Italian shoemakers and American customers. When she spent six months in Italy for a business course, Ms. Carye met artisans who could make a beautiful shoe out of any material, including furlane, which was very popular not a long time ago. Amanda Carye found furlane shoes “highly fun...

Qual è l’anima del “fare italiano”? Di cosa è fatto, qual è la sua essenza, quali sono gli elementi che lo contraddistinguono e soprattutto in che modo devono essere dosati perché ne esca un perfetto “Made in Italy”? Una ricerca commissionata da Ornellaia (il fine wine italiano tra i più amati al mondo) al CENSIS, illustrata oggi a Sotheby’s Milano...

The 250% superamortization of investments in new machinery seems to be working just fine and is helping companies working in the sector rack up purchase orders at a pace that had long been forgotten. Optimism on the impact of the measure was evident at a conference in Milan with more than 300 business owners and managers that was streamed live yest...

What's the future of international restaurants in the U.S. market? And how do Italian wines play a part? Those were the two pivotal questions to kick off Jordan Salcito's presentation yesterday in New York, at the start of VINO 2017, a trade show and tasting organized by the Italian Trade Commission exclusively for wine industry professionals and m...

Some products try to use phrases and tags like “Made in Italy” as a selling point, even if it’s not entirely true. This app can tell you if that olive oil, cheese, or clothing item was actually made in Italy. The app, developed by the Reliabitaly nonprofit organization, is designed to promote and protect true “Made in Italy” products. All you have...

Vinitaly International puts the spotlight on diversity at VINO2017. The world has never felt stronger about diversity than now, and it is no exception in the wine world today. Whether you are talking about re-discovering native grape varieties or re-evaluating the uniqueness of each terroir, or the uprise of women producers in the traditionally men...

The Italian sporting goods industry has not suffered during the three year recession that ended in 2015, and instead has actually increased its turnover despite the unfavorable economic climate. Italy's sporting goods system has a territorial benchmark in the Montebelluna district. According to Assosport, the association of sporting goods manufactu...