I dati comunicati dall’Agenzia ICE di New York relativi all’interscambio Italia-Usa nel 2018 mostrano un andamento indubbiamente positivo: l’aumento dell’interazione commerciale fra i due Paesi è stato del 14% con l’Italia che si posiziona al 10 posto fra i partner commerciali degli USA a livello mondiale mentre, a livello europeo, rimane appena fu...

Italians have been lauded and derided for their affinity for a unique sensibility concerning life and their pursuit of a philosophical, religious and hedonistic lifestyle. Throughout Italian history, this approach to life, this engrained pursuit of all things expressive of La Dolce Vita, has influenced the Western World in lasting ways. From the li...

Italian wine exports increased by 3.3% in value in 2018 compared to the previous year, reaching a high of more than €6.2 billion. The findings emerges from an analysis by Osservatorio Qualivita Wine, based on Istat data for 2018. Exports of 'Made in Italy' wine have grown in value in almost all main foreign markets, including France (+10.1%) and Ge...

Brindisi sempre più all'italiana. Record storico per l'export di spumante italiano che negli ultimi dieci anni ha raddoppiato il numero di bottiglie vendute all'estero, in controtendenza rispetto all'andamento generale del vino. Lo rivela un'analisi Coldiretti, sulla base di dati Istat relativi al 2018, in vista del Vinitaly, con le esportazioni di...

Take a trip to Italy- oh wait, I mean Tampa- to try some of Italy’s best wines and cuisines during Winefest of Italy Tampa! Starting April 5, Festa Italiana has booked three days full of events celebrating the best of the Italian culture, and you know what that means: lots of pasta and wine! The festival kicks off on April 5 with the legendary Loui...

Adhering to the ‘Just say Yes to life’ philosophy, I recently accepted an invitation to visit Rinaldini Vini, near Reggio Emilia. A lovely spring day awaited me, and the sunshine and the warm welcome reminded me that this region is known for its hospitality. And great food – but I’ll get to that part in a minute. Snow-capped Apennines in the distan...

Every sparkling wine fan knows that the world of bubbly doesn't begin and end in the Champagne region: America produces some delicious sparkling wines, Spain has it's famous cava, German's drink sekt, even France has its own sub-genre on non-champagne sparklers known as cremant. And, of course, Italy has prosecco; it's own version of champagne, rig...

Until recently, my only knowledge of Mount Etna was Evelyn Waugh’s parodic description of it, when he visited in the Twenties: I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna at sunset; the mountains almost invisible in a blur of pastel grey, glowing on the top and then repeating its shape, as thought reflected, in a wisp of smoke, with the wh...

If you’ve been to Italy – or to an Italian restaurant, I guess – you’re definitely familiar with aperitivo, an Italian tradition known around the world. And even if you’ve never experienced it firsthand, chances are you’ve at least read about it: we, too, have a pretty good article on Italian aperitivo, go take a look. Aperitivo is joyous and mood-...

Più di 550 incontri d’affari in agenda a Torino il 25 e 26 marzo per “TO Taste 2019”, l’evento organizzato da Assocamerestero in collaborazione con la Camera di Commercio di Torino. L’iniziativa fa parte del progetto “True Italian Taste”, promosso e finanziato dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico e realizzato da Assocamerestero con le Camere di C...