Tradition, innovation, and passion – these are the qualities that define the Santa Margherita family. With a vast array of vineyards spanning Italy’s best winemaking regions from north to south, and guided by sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices, they have since grown into one of Italy’s leading vineyards, producing distinctive and enjoya...

L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura collaborerà ancora una volta con Expo Chicago, una delle principali fiere d'arte internazionali che si terrà dal 16 al 22 settembre a Chicago, nello Stato americano dell’Illinois Alla sua ottava edizione, l'Esposizione Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea e Moderna di Chicago ospita oltre 135 importanti espositori int...

Twenty-odd years ago, in a small café in western Milan, I asked a waiter for the wine list. He simply said, “Non carte di vini, solo rosso e bianco,” and on speaking that last word, he winced and slowly shook his head. As if to say, “Forget the white.” Today, if I asked 1,000 American wine consumers to describe an Italian wine, probably 700 would s...

In Italy, coffee is a religion with millions of worshipers. Yet, most of these devotees know nothing about the object of their devotion, despite being convinced they’re drinking the best coffee in the world. I was one of them before I visited M’ama Caffè, a small roastery (torrefazione in Italian) based in Vignola, a sleepy town in the countryside...

In a vote of confidence in business in North America, on July 29 Brunello Cucinelli SpA took full control of its American and Canadian subsidiaries. The Italian fashion group bought 30 percent of Brunello Cucinelli USA Retail LLC through the subsidiary Brunello Cucinelli USA Inc., paying $4.5 million on signing the deal and raising its stake to 100...

Millennia before cacio e pepe became one of the Eternal City’s trendiest pasta dishes and a social media sensation, its starring ingredient graced the tables of Roman emperors. Cacio refers to Pecorino Romano in Roman dialect, and its origins go back to the aged sheep’s milk cheese that was prized by the ancient Romans. They depended on it as an im...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is halting production of its Fiat 500 and electric 500e hatchbacks in North America, the latest move by the automaker to curb exposure to a shrinking car market in the U.S. As production of both models winds down at a plant in Toluca, Mexico, remaining inventory will be sold into next year, the company said in a stateme...

A motorcycle factory sits on the edge of Lake Como in a little town that proudly proclaims itself “La Citta della Moto Guzzi” — the city of Moto Guzzi. Artisans have been hand-fabricating motorcycle parts here since 1921. Lately the venerable Mandello plant is working overtime. Moto Guzzi, in a bid to compete with leading European manufacturers, ha...

In the 1930s, my grandmother worked as a waitress at her sister and brother-in-law’s pizzeria. (Her name wasn’t Angelina; it was Maria.) One day, she served pizza (or “apizza,” pronounced like “ah-beetz” in Neapolitan) to a young man who worked at the nearby candy store. He asked for pepper on the pizza, so my grandmother gave him pepper—so much so...

When it comes to looking for red wines with moderate-level alcohol with finesse and restraint, the Prosecco wine area is probably the last place in Europe that one might consider. Prosecco, known for the sparkling wine made by the semi-aromatic grape variety called Glera that is sourced in designated areas of Veneto, Italy, is extremely popular and...