An Italian olive oil company is taking its first steps into the U.S. market with a distribution site at Brunswick Landing. Italian natives Julia Franchi Scarselli and her father Camillo Franchi Scarselli learned that local farmers were being forced to abandon their olive groves because of the financial hardships and unpredictability in climate cond...

Filigree is magic: gold or silver threads, twisted together to create ephemeral shapes and delicate patterns. There is something so incredibly alluring in filigree jewelry, perhaps because it is such an ancient tradition and one so strongly tied to our peninsula, too.  However, today, the art of filigree has almost disappeared, and only one center...

“The Buccellati story is an Italian story of beauty,” says Alba Cappellieri, who curated the Assouline book Buccellati: A Century of Timeless Beauty, celebrating the 100 years of the house’s history. “More specifically, it is a Milanese story, one that symbolizes the city’s creativity, its craft smanship, its traditions and its adventurous, innovat...

A great dealership experience is a sure-fire way of gaining loyal customers and repeat business. Just ask Lincoln. A luxury boutique based in Arizona is raking in the dough with its unique approach to sales; one couple strolled in and placed an impromptu order for a $120,000 Navigator. Those vying for attention in the luxury segment know just how i...

After archiving a record-breaking 2021 - with 7.1 billion euros of wine shipped to markets around the world - the first month of 2022 confirms the positive trend, taking advantage of the wind at its back and enjoying the post-pandemic and pre-war enthusiasm, a convergence destined to change as early as February. Thus, in January, Italian wine expor...

Italian winemakers must feel like they are on the crest of a wave right now – or at least some of them – but it's no time to rest on their laurels. The wines of Italy have probably never been as popular globally as they have been over the past five years. Wine lovers, collectors and critics have showered plaudits, love and money upon the wines that...

From the great tastings of “Vinitaly 2022”, and not only, also more than 100,000 euros arrived in solidarity in favor of organizations such as the Italian Caritas for the support of Ukrainian refugees. All the proceeds from the Veronafiere tastings (80,000 euros) were donated to charity. As well as the 22,500 euros, collected in the charity auction...

What a movie, Casablanca. The cinematography, the aesthetics, the music, the actors, of course. Who doesn’t have in mind Humphrey Bogart, dark and handsome, with his fedora hat and trench coat, in the famous airport scene where he says goodbye to Ilsa, interpreted by Ingrid Bergman? That hat, that fedora, was a Borsalino.  Borsalino: a name that be...

Inflation is galloping in the United States too (+ 7.9%, the highest level in 40 years), and Italian wine is risking its run on its number one market in the world, revealed the US wine market experts interviewed in the International Wine and Spirits Record, IWSR / Wine intelligence survey, presented by the UIV-Vinitaly Observatory at “Vinitaly 2022...

The 18th edition of the report on private label food products in Italy has been presented during the 2022 edition of Marca by Bologna Fiere trade show and brought good news. In the first quarter of 2022, sales of private label food products returned to growth, and at a higher rate than the total market (+2.7% vs +1.6% in value). And this is despite...