A new Italian Geographical Indication adds to the European register. The Colatura di Alici di Cetara PDO has been officially registered in the European Official Journal. This brings Italy to 308 food specialties with a Geographical Indication. Colatura di Alici is a liquid product obtained from the maturation of anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus L....

The harvest is an art that is part of history, in fact it has been known since the times of the Ancient Romans, who in addition to planting vines wherever they conquered lands, kept the wine in the legendary terracotta amphorae, also to transport it, especially by sea, in throughout the extensive Roman Empire. What a glass of wine hides? Behind the...

An obscure Italian supercar brand from the 1960s is trying to rebuild itself … in America.  De Tomaso, the company that built the oddly chiseled Pantera supercar famously owned by Dimebag Darrell Abbott, the lead guitarist of the ’80s thrash metal band with the same name (pantera is the Spanish and Italian word for panther), has announced it will m...

The wines of Italy have been popular in the United States for decades. Until a few years ago, however, a select number of offerings dominated these wines. Many Americans are familiar with the “Italian Big Four” table wines, as I refer to them: Chianti, Pinot Grigio, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Prosecco. These wines are perennially the best-selling...

Stop what you’re doing! The Italian Trade Agency has launched an exciting new digital platform that brings the ‘bellissimo’ of Italian fashion right to your fingertips like never before. Milan Fashion Week might have just wrapped, but while we’re all still on a high after witnessing the opulent glamour, make sure you peruse the newly-launched EXTRA...

Piranesi, the master engraver, printmaker and architect famous for his meticulously detailed etchings of Rome, is celebrated wiith an exhibition in Palazzo Poli at the Trevi Fountain.The Central Institute for Graphics, or Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Giovanni Battista Piranesi who was born near Venic...

How could we skip Sicily on our trip around Italy exploring pizzas, focaccia and piadine? Not a chance. When talking about traditional specialties, the challenges between Palermo, Catania and Messina are displayed once again… three in particular spring to mind; the sfincione palermitano, the scacciata catanese and the focaccia messinese. The nuns i...

You probably are familiar with panini sandwiches and maybe even the tramezzino. But what about the puccia, a sandwich originating from Puglia? Using bread with a golden crust, baked on a lava stone, it is garnished with cheese, tomatoes or vegetables. Italy has much more to offer than pizza and pasta in terms of culinary specialties, with a rich ar...

This Fall, Saks Fifth Avenue, the American luxury retail giant headquartered in New York City with 40 different department stores across the U.S. and Canada, will begin a partnership with the Italian Trade Agency promoting Made-In-Italy style and quality in the U.S. market. This partnership will support and facilitate the export of goods produced b...

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all kinds of consumption, including wine. But, in the U.S. market, it has not affected the level of demand. Thus, consumption outside the buying places is flying, and even more so online sales, which largely compensate for the losses recorded in bars and restaurants. Italy, in this context, is taking advantage of...