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I was excited that Andreas also left us with a 2012 Syncline Mourvèdre sampling. Over 60 percent of these mourvèdre grapes were sourced from the Red Mountain AVA in Yakima giving them the preferred sun time to yield high tannin wines while blending it with Horse Heaven Hills grapes that bring along the intense fruit flavors mourvèdre-lovers seek ou...

Attention Italians of San Pedro! The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is preparing an exhibit on San Pedro's historic Italian neighborhood and community. Fisherman! Canneries! Vinegar Hill! Fisherman's Fiesta! Genovese, Sicilian and Ischitani! Societá di Pescatori!   If you are interested in sharing your stories, memories and photos, O...

Date: Thursday, May 07, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago In collaboration with: http://galateo.eventbrite.com Presented by editor and translator M. F. Rusnak "Galateo: Or the Rules of Polite Behavior" (Univers...

di Loredana Sottile   Usa, 1980. C'era una volta in America - o meglio non c'era ancora - il vino italiano. Oggi sembrerebbe preistoria, considerato che parliamo del primo Paese di destinazione per le nostre esportazioni vitivinicole: 1,1 miliardi di dollari nel 2014.   Cosa è successo nel frattempo? Nel mezzo c'è stata un'evoluzione...

by Jason Newton   Italian immigration may have ended decades ago, but their influence in Connecticut is everywhere. There are many Italian specialty food shops, like P&M in East Rock. "The Italian culture, the main thing is the food," said Joseph Ciccone, owner P&M Fine Foods.   "I grew up on good food. I've never known f...

It's understandable why many Americans regard Italy as expensive. I would, too, if I'd ever been foolish enough to pay $20 for an ice cream near Rome's Trevi fountain or take a $120 gondola ride in Venice.   Thankfully, I spend far more time outside "tourist Italy" than in it. Venture beyond the country's big-ticket destinations, and you'll...

by Laurie Lucas   It's not enough to merely eat authentic Italian flatbread sandwiches in Riverside. The owner of Piad'Amore restaurant wants a dual-immersion experience for customers into his homeland's favorite street food and his native tongue. Every Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., owner Antonio Pagano hosts Italian lessons at his 2-month-old...

by Joanna Fantozzi   Parmigiano-Reggiano, the hard, crumbly cheese that has been an Italian mainstay for centuries, is going through some serious changes. According to Bloomberg, multiple Italian cheese companies near Parma are seeking kosher certification in order to increase their American export profits.   The kosher market has boo...

by Stephen Doig   There's nothing like a full immersion in the upper echelons of the stylish Italian jet set to make a pale Scotsman such as myself – I could wear a shroud and still burn in low cloud – long for a dash of whatever he's having.   Last week, against the backdrop of Porto Cervo, Sardinia's playground for superyacht owners...

We are excited to announce the results of our most recent Board election! Maria Tamburri has been elected Chair, Diana Femia has been elected Vice Chair, and Maria T. Vullo, Esq. has been elected Treasurer of the National Board of Directors.   The new officers join Mary Ann Mattone, RN/MPH, Secretary of the National Board since 2014.&nb...

Positive trend for Italian glass processing machinery which further strengthens its position with a rise in sales (+2.84%) and exports (+3.34%). Domestic market remains weak.   The 2014 figures for the industry prepared by Gimav – Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – confirm...

It's hard to believe that a clerical error blossomed into one the biggest names in hospitality across the country. Legend has it that in 1926, just six years after arriving to New York from Parma, Pio Bozzi andJohn Ganzi wanted to register their Second Avenue restaurant after their hometown.   Their heavy accents gave the cleric registering...