"In Italia siamo grandi, qui dei nani. Dobbiamo crescere, è il mercato ad imporcelo". Francesco Zonin - vicepresidente della casa vinicola vicentina e responsabile commerciale – non ha dubbi.   Il mercato statunitense offre al vino italiano grandi soddisfazioni ma le regole del gioco qui sono profondamente diverse, anzitutto dal punto di vis...

Summer has yet to deliver its full range of vegetables, but one stalwart crop that keeps on giving is Brassica rapa (from rapum, Latin for "turnip"). Brimming with flavor, this vegetable is known variously in its native Italy as cime di rapa ("turnip tops"), broccoletti di rape or just rape (pronounced räp'-eh), rapi, rappini, friarielli, vrucculi...

by Silvia Pieraccini   Welcome to the future of men's fashion fairs. A future in which demand and supply – and therefore retail buyers on one side and manufacturing companies on the other - are hunting around for new ways to present brands and new formulas that are able to highlight their value.   They are looking for hybrid solutions...

by Gordon Sorlini   What do Bill Gates, Naomi Campbell, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Benedict XVI have in common? They all own at least one writing instrument made by Italy's Aurora. The company has been producing high-end fountain pens (some customized models can cost well into six figures), ballpoints, roller ball pens and mech...

October is National Pasta Month, celebrating one of America's favorite foods. De Cecco is America's favorite imported Italian pasta, perfect for every table. Leading chefs the world over choose De Cecco because they know the secret to superior pasta creations – the De Cecco difference! To mark the occasion, De Cecco debunks myths and offers little...

by Alessandra Selgi-Harrigan It's a little piece of Italy nestled in the Coronado Plaza with men's and women's clothing, beauty products and accessories all carefully chosen for the Coronado shoppers. Books about Italy are on the coffee table and you can sip espresso while perusing the one-of-a-kind pieces imported from Italy, Europe and made in t...

Italian pasta continues its march on international markets (+ 3.6% in volume and €2 billion in value in 2014), but the obstacles are multiplying and the producers have requested and obtained the establishment of a Control Room for their product, sanctioned by a ministerial decree signed by the Ministries of Agriculture and Economic Development. Th...

Tutto rigorosamente falso: dal Parmigiano al Pecorino in kit, dal vino con le polverine al prosciutto San Daniele marchiato Usa. Alla fine il conto da pagare per la dilagante contraffazione alimentare del made in Italy (compresa l'Italian sounding) ammonta a 60 miliardi e 300mila occupati, secondo una stima di Coldiretti. Dati difficilmente control...

Incentivare il potenziale innovativo delle imprese green "made in Italy" e darne visibilità anche verso gli investitori e i mercati internazionali. Questo l'obiettivo dell'Italian Council for Eco Innovation, l'Osservatorio Innovazione e Tecnologia per la Green Economy, frutto di un partenariato tra il Ministero dell'Ambiente e la Fondazione per lo...

The temporary export manager project announced last month by the Ministry of Economic Development Federica Guidi is ready to take off. By mid-April, a public recruitment will be launched with the objective of bringing foreign market experts to work at 2,500 Italian companies.   This project is part of the extraordinary plan to re-laun...