by Giovanna Mancini   Se sul fronte dei macchinari per la ceramica le aziende italiane devono cedere il gradino più alto del podio ai concorrenti spagnoli, la gara è invece ancora a favore del made in Italy per quanto riguarda l'export di piastrelle nel mondo.   E se in termini di volumi ormai il primato è in mano ai produttori cinesi...

Trattandosi di vino la battuta potrebbe venire spontanea: rischio bolla per il mercato mondiale? Qualche dubbio produttori e addetti ai lavori cominciano ad averlo.   Soprattutto sembra essersi interrotta la cavalcata epocale che in appena cinque anni – tra il 2009 e il 2014 – aveva visto il mercato mondiale crescere addirittura del 122%. Or...

By Isla and Binnie Italian fashion exports should spur the industry back to growth in 2014 after two years in decline, the national chamber of fashion says, as Milan prepares to kick off the first of its biannual menswear shows on Saturday.   The birthplace of fashion icons from Giorgio Armani to Dolce and Gabbana should see turnover from c...

The exotic 4C is Alfa Romeo's first car to sell as it re-enters the U.S. market this year. It's made from carbon fiber, has wild Italian styling and is designed for purists who want supercar thrills at an attainable price. Yet here I sit in the 4C, Alfa's first car to hit American shores since 1995, and I find my soul stirred with passion. &n...

by Jeff Alworth   In doing research for The Beer Bible, I had to make some very tough decisions about how to use my time and money. There are probably a good dozen countries that deserve to be visited and documented, but I couldn't visit them all. Ireland, out.   (An Irish blogger finally convinced me to skip his home country.) Neth...

Bertazzoni, the world's oldest family-owned manufacturer of ovens and ranges, presented its full suite of cooking appliances at the West Edge™ Design Show in Santa Monica, California on October 3-6, 2013. The 131-year old company also announced today a new Speed Oven, which combines a European Convection oven with advanced microwave cooking in the...

Univet Optical Technologies, Italy has selected RONCO to be their partner to bring award-winning protective eyewear line to North America.   Univet is an award-winning Italian designer and manufacturer of eye protection products for industrial, healthcare and laser markets. Univet has been recognized as the 2014 winner of European Frost and...

By Mauro Battocchi   This week I had a much-needed transfusion of optimism. News on how Italy's recession still drags on keeps on coming from my country.   Yet Italian F&B exporters at the Winter Fancy Food fair in San Francisco were buoyant - relishing as they were in the figures of their sales to the US. According to the statist...

by Jane Huson   Like a nice glass of wine, a good cigar can be smelled and tasted. A high quality cigar is a special delight, and Italy is an esteemed cigar production powerhouse. Famous for Florentine steak, sculpture, and architecture, Tuscany also features the popular Tuscan cigars.   A well-established brand in Italy, Switzerland,...

by Barbara Ganz   The Silk Road has been reborn in Veneto, thanks to a network of businesses that has rebuilt and reorganised the entire cycle - from the cultivation of the mulberry tree to the breeding of silkworms, all the way to the transformation of the yarn - and that aims to restart the industry, create employment and social inclusion...