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Wine Clubs founded on the economy of relationships and the concept of sharing wine passions and delivering specific products to members, proprietary e-commerce platforms, enhanced delivery services and multi-channel sales. And a great deal of shared wine experiences, strictly online and segmented by target groups. The Italian world of wine looks be...

Steve Wilkos figures he has a prime spot for a new restaurant. Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is scheduled to open at 110 W. Main St., Suite 125, in the Carmel Arts & Design District in late February or, at the latest, the first day of spring. “We’re super excited about it. It should be great right off the Monon Trail,” said Wilkos, whose stor...

Together with our friends at the Music Programs of the National Gallery of Art, we are pleased to present the Quartetto Noûs, performing a classical recital of string quartets by Boccherini, Puccini and Mozart from the breathtaking setting of Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, Italy. Noûs (nùs), the ancient Greek word for “mind” and “intellect”, thus “ra...

Despite the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, Grana Padano PDO is confirmed as the most consumed PDO product in the world and continues to grow (estimated 2020 production: +2%). The lower consumption in the Ho. Re. Ca. sector has been offset by the sales growth in the mass market retail, both in Italy and abroad – especially in the EU. Fro...

Parsippany can boast of having several outstanding Italian restaurants. Notable among them, the extremely popular, Zagat rated Eccola Italian Bistro. Situated in a small strip mall located right off Route 46 west, nestled between a bank and an Indian Market, Eccola has been in business since 1990, making it a staple among the area’s finer restauran...

The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed down the Mariinsky Ballet's Maria Khoreva. Although Russia's Mariinsky Theater was closed in 2020 from March until August, the 20-year-old first soloist used the time in quarantine to her advantage. She wrote a newly published book titled Teach Me Ballet, and won Best Female Dancer on Russia's hit TV show "Gr...

Pompeii's celebrated mosaic of Alexander the Great's victory over King Darius III of Persia is to undergo a major restoration project at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN). The restoration of the monumental mosaic, which was rediscovered at the House of the Faun in Pompeii in 1831, will begin at the end of this month and is expecte...

I may be wrong, and I ask our readers to help me if so, but there is no such thing as a town called "Little Italy" in the United States. There are, of course, many neighborhoods called Little Italy in different American cities, officially or not. But a city officially called Little Italy, to my knowledge, does not exist. Today our interview guests...

Louis Palermo, the last known surviving D-Day veteran in Valley Stream and a well-known figure in local veterans and civic groups, died on Dec. 12. He was 94. He was among the last members of the Greatest Generation still living in the neighborhood. The cause of death was complications of Covid-19, friends reported. Since moving to Valley Stream fr...

Little Italy San Jose has successfully launched a new Legacy Brick campaign that coincided with the groundbreaking ceremony for our Little Italy Cultural Center & Museum on November 6th. We want to thank the dozens of families who have already purchased a brick to honor their family and to support construction of our museum. These bricks will be in...

Citing Queen Elizabeth II, 2020 has truly been an annus horribilis for the world. During its last days, perhaps moved by the necessity of feeling hopeful for the future, we’ve all begun planning about our 2021 as if it could be the beginning of a new era. Truth is, we are likely to live suspended in this pandemic limbo for some more months, but the...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum. Now in its fifth year, the program annually awards multiple $8,000 grants to amb...