On Monday and Tuesday of this week (September 21-22, 2020), the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central held its first-ever virtual Taste of Italy trade tasting in cities across Texas. Participating winemakers and food producers were asked to ship samples to the U.S. earlier this year. Texas-based food and wine professionals and food and wi...

Join us on Monday, August 3 (9 a.m. CST/4 p.m. CET) as we introduce you to the founders of our new partner: GrapeIn, a new and innovative online platform that connects small and mid-sized wineries directly with U.S. distributors who are looking for new products to sell. Register Here The event is the first in a series leading up to our first ever v...

TASTE OF ITALY 2020. Digital Hybrid Italian Food and Wine Trade Show. September 21-22 HOUSTON; September 28-29 NEW ORLEANS. Top Italian producers, regional distributors, local buyers and trade members. CLICK HERE TO RECEIVE MORE INFO. Connect with Trade Members. Interact with leading buyers, including importers, distributors, retailers, restaurateu...

Tuesday, May 12 10 a.m. EST / 4 p.m. CET. A webinar series on how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the After COVID-19 Era, featuring top food and wine importers, distributors, and buyers from across the U.S. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. EPISODE 1: “Open for Business: The Italian Food and Wine Supply Chain.” With veteran Italian food impor...

When Alessandro Rotolo came to Houston from Italy’s Friuli region at the end of January to present his family’s Schiopetto wines, the coronavirus was a non-topic. Not once did it come up in our conversation, although it had already been killing people in China for more than a month. The same was true when Salvatore Ferragamo, whose famous fashion f...

Italy is now the country second-hardest hit by COVID-19, right behind China. For now, it is on lockdown and even travel within the country is discouraged. That led us to inquire with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas (IACC Texas) whether there would soon be a shortage of imported Italian ingredients, such as real Parmigiano-Reggiano ch...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central has officially postponed its food and wine festivals and trade fairs previously scheduled for March in Houston (March 29-30) and New Orleans (March 31). The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West (Los Angeles) has also postponed the festivals’ sister event in Los Angeles previously scheduled for A...

On February 10, 2020 the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of Texas opened an office in New Orleans to promote Italian food and beverage products. New Orleans food culture is nearing $9 Billion annually. In Jerry Thomas’ 1862 Bartender’s Guide for drink #105 “The Cocktail & Crusta” he writes: “The ‘Cocktail’ is a modern invention, and is generally...

As part of its ongoing mentorship program with startups from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, the IACC Texas continues to connect Italian innovators with business leaders and business opportunities in Texas. Most recently, the IACC hosted Marco Cappellini, founder of Confirmo, an app developed by Marco and his team of programmers. Confirmo is...

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Southern Food and Beverage Museum president Brent Rosen and museum founder Liz Williams will be joined by Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi for the inauguration of the chamber’s new Louisiana office in New Orleans. Italian Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Houston Federico Ciat...