by Eric Degerman and And Perdue   In its native Italy, barbera is the third-most-planted red wine grape — after sangiovese and montepulciano — but here in the Northwest, it isn't much more than a niche variety.   But interest in the bright, rich red variety is beginning to grow as winemakers and consumers alike begin to stretch their...

by Paul Ebeling Vintage, Classic & Limited Edition Ferrari's Are Preferred Investments Buying an Italian Supercar from the from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80s have served up investment gains that are hard to beat.   Vintage Ferraris have risen nearly 700% in value since Y 2006, according to data that pools prices of 13 of the most so...

Se per molti la conoscenza del Texas è rimasta alle puntate del telefilm Dallas (quello originale degli anni '80, non il sequel di quest'anno), vale certo la pena farci aiutare da chi lo conosce bene per scardinare questo luogo comune e raccontare un po' questo stato che rappresenta l'avanguardia per molte positive issues che fanno dell'America il...

Reuters reported that the Italian fashion exports should turn the industry back towards growth in 2014 after two years in decline.The birthplace of fashion icons from Giorgio Armani to Dolce and Gabbana should see turnover rise 5.4 percent to 62.5 billion euros (51.85 billion pounds) in 2014, according to the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (C...

Europe's largest steel lamination company wants to expand its operations into the United States — and they're going to do it from Paris, Illinois.Euro Group is an Italian industrial holding that supplies electrical steel laminations to the makers of electric motors and generators. Recently, the Milan, Italy-based company purchased the lamination d...

by Marzia De Giuli   The internationalization of the agri-food industry is "strategic" for the Italian economy, local officials said here on Monday at the opening of Cibus, the international fair on food made in Italy.   Although the sector was not spared by falling domestic consumption and therefore has lost some 14 percentage points...

Una vetrina internazionale per tutte le imprese del settore agroalimentare italiano: questa in sintesi la piattaforma online "Italian Quality Experience", nata grazie ad un progetto di Unioncamere per valorizzare le eccellenze della filiera italiana del food, in vista dell'importante appuntamento di Expo 2015.   La piattaforma sarà online da...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission announce the official call for entries for the 2015 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition.   Now in its third decade, the annual awards program honours the work of North American architects and designers who create exceptional spaces using Italian cera...

by Rachel Sanderson   Cakes and fashion may seem an odd coupling, but despite appearances food is emerging as a new frontier for luxury goods. Sales of "Made in Italy" €1000 handbags and €700 shoes may be slowing amid falling demand from Chinese buyers and austerity-minded US and European consumers. But premium Italian foods – from raisin-f...

An increase in Prosecco sales of more than a third in the US is driving healthy growth in the Italian sparkling wine market, experts have said. Sales have gone up by 35 per cent in North America, while the average price of a bottle has risen by more than 36 per cent to around $12, wine expert Danny Brager said at the launch of Italian wine com...