Dylan Howard is back. The one time editor of the National Enquirer, and former chief exec to David Pecker at the languished American Media, is reborn. And this time, it’s a good thing. Howard has licensed Grazia, the famous and glossy Italian celebrity-fashion magazine, from Italian heavyweight publisher Mondadori.  The website is up. Quarterly pri...

Fall in Italy! If summer means the canning of the tomatoes, fall is certainly dedicated to wine-making, and the other sacred process, the harvesting of the olives for the precious gold, olive oil. I recall vividly my youth in Italy, and the smells that these activities produced. The atmosphere in town was one of hard work, and also much celebration...

There may be differences in how Italy and countries across the globe have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic this year, but one thing has brought the world together: cooking. With restaurants closed and more time spent at home, it seems like everyone has either discovered or rekindled a passion for preparing food from scratch, be it comfort cakes...

Solomeo, a medieval hamlet located in the central Italian region of Umbria, can trace its history back to the 12th century. The site’s Church of Saint Bartholomew was first completed in the late 12th to early 13th century; nearby, Solomeo’s past residents built a castle to fortify their settlement in 1391. But to many, it is Brunello Cucinelli who...

These high-tech vaults are home to the world’s best Parmesan. In Italy's Emilia-Romagna region producers rent the ‘cheese bank’ to protect their treasure from thieves and age it in climate-controlled safes armed with alarms, infrared cameras, and anti-seismic equipment. The region in Northern Italy is the only one in the world that can legally use...

Natural wine has been around for centuries but has only recently taken the mainstream spirit world by storm. Akin to the general Italian principle of eating whole and minimally processed foods from the earth, natural wine sings a similar tune. Inspired by his Italian family’s additive-free wine, Dante DeCicco, co-founded the Natural Wine Shoppe, an...

The Covid-19 pandemic will not affect Italy’s leadership as the world’s leading wine producer. In fact, the 2020 grape harvest should reach 47.2 million hectolitres, down only 1% compared to 2019. A minimal drop which will still ensure Italy’s leadership in production in 2020, given that France and Spain are expected to reach 43.4 and 43 million he...

Named after one of most beautiful towns in Italy, the Portofino M is Ferrari’s newest entry-level offering. The village of Portofino is known for its charming tourist port and is synonymous with elegance, exclusivity and luxury. This new model is an enhanced version of the Ferrari Portofino that was released to the market around three years ago. It...

We got to chat with Igiea Adami, the mind behind Beni di Busonengo, where Adami farms her very own rice in Busonengo (near Biella, Piemonte region) – a location steeped in the history of growing and harvesting rice since the mid-1500s. Following her instincts, Igiea returned to the land of Busonengo after graduating college, so she could pursue her...

Saturday morning, on a little cobblestoned street outside a wine cellar in Italy’s Chianti region, people are gathering with their glasses at the tasting table. Renzo Marinai vineyard and agriturismo snuggles into the hills of the Conca d'Oro–the “golden basin”–Tuscany’s answer to Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Once a heartland for ripening wheat, the sun-d...