The U.S. Navy, burned in the past, is stepping back from reinventing — or even redesigning — the wheel. That’s why the Navy’s new Constellation-class of frigates might bring to mind warships currently deployed on the high seas by European countries. It was based on the Fregata Europea Multi-Missione (FREMM) family of vessels from the Italian shipbu...

Pesto is one of the most popular sauces in the world. The original recipe calls for seven ingredients, no more, no less. Basil, extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese, salt, and garlic. We are in Genoa, Italy. Here is where pesto was invented. And ask any Genoese you know, and they will tell you that pesto made outside...

Italy has become a ‘dominant force’ on the fine wine market, with the country’s previously under-represented regions rising in importance on the secondary market, according to global fine wine marketplace Liv-ex. Last year saw Italy’s sub-index rise by 12.2%, and the increased trading of Italian wine on the secondary market trade has seen Italy bec...

Long shelf life and ease of preservation, accessibility, nutritional values, versatility, the absence of geographical and cultural barriers and ease of recipe. All this makes canned fish an essential food in the shopping cart. The sector – canned tuna, anchovies in salt and oil, mackerel, sardines, salmon, clams, and seafood appetizers – enjoys an...

Disaronno International proudly announces a top nomination for their flagship Disaronno in Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Awards as Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year. Disaronno Originale is the iconic and top selling Italian liqueur in the world. During the pandemic, Disaronno, a global symbol for Italian sophistication, saw an increase in millennial...

In Veneto there is a clear distinction between the province of Verona and the rest of the region, determined not so much by culture or commercial needs as by the historical distribution of different grapes, which led the eastern provinces to embrace international cultivars, while Verona has remained bound up with its traditional varieties, both whi...

 The Italian glassblowers of Murano have survived plagues and pandemics. They transitioned to highly prized artistic creations to outrun low-priced competition from Asia. But surging energy prices are shattering their economic model. The dozens of furnaces that remain on the lagoon island where Venetian rulers transferred glassblowing 700 years ago...

Italy’s Amalfi Coast is undoubtedly known for its dramatic seascapes, rich maritime history, and enormous lemons. As someone who has traveled in and around this region a handful of times, I often wonder how these centuries-old houses still cling to a cliff’s edge without plummeting into the Tyrrhenian Sea below. Perched along the southwestern edge...

As far as Italian wine culture goes, the wines from the Veneto are significant as the region is among Italy's most important when it comes to wine – both for quality and quantity. The northeast region plays host to two of the world's most famous and sought-after denominations among several other lesser-known rarities.  Let's start with Prosecco Sup...

We have to say goodbye to the summer season, but not to the planning of dinners and to enjoying a glass of wine with friends. The best red wines for fall evenings should be chosen on the basis of the outside temperature. The selection of the best red wines arrives together with fall, in fact, temperatures start to drop, and the cooler days allow to...