by Nick Antonaccio   As I recently reported, I attended a wine tasting event in New York City. A consortium of the top winemakers across Italy presented their world-famous wines. The group, Grande Marche, is an amalgam of 19 family-owned wineries perennially considered the most prestigious in the land.   Winemakers poured one rep...

  WTI Magazine #35    2014 June, 18Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   Familiar with Gattinara? I'll give you a hint. It has a lot of similarities to some of the blogs I have posted recently. Well Gattinara is primarily made up of the Nebbiolo grape. Gattinara is in the commune in Piedmont where this wine comes from, in the n...

by Serena Perfetto   "Creativity is the way to transform dreams into reality": there is no better quote we could hope to end our conversation with Serena Zanello during the Spring Show at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.   Young, Italian, woman, entrepreneur, Serena moved to California a few years ago, after she complet...

di Jennavave Barbero   Sono di origine italo-americana, sono nata in California e poi da qualche anno sono tornata a vivere in Italia, a Milano perché non ho mai dimenticato le mie origini. Infatti piu' di 100 anni fa, come mi hanno raccontato in famiglia, i miei bisnonni Giorgio e Amelia Domenica Barbero sono immigrati in California partend...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

È italiana la prima bicicletta senza raggi che si ripiega in uno zaino. È realizzata in alluminio e, quando sarà in commercio, entro fine 2015, peserà sotto i dieci chili. L'invenzione è di Gianluca Sada, ingegnere trentunenne che ha realizzato il primo prototipo di bicicletta che passa dalle dimensioni di un comune ombrello a quelle di una normale...

In Turin, the chocolate is at home. Piedmont chocolatiers got their first license to sell chocolate in 1678, almost 200 years before the first gianduia bar entered the chocolate scene in Turin.   But when "CioccolaTò Festival" takes place, as during the last days, Turin becomes the international temple of chocolate and a very greedy chance t...

Si potrebbe definire una piccola guida intelligente ai piccoli borghi da sogno italiani. L'ha creata Quora, che ne ha selezionati 70 (e non sono pochi), altri ne hanno fatto una ulteriore selezione. Senza pietà, ne sono rimasti quindici. Del Nord, del Sud e del Centro.   Al mare e in montagna, sono centri suggestivi che vedranno, com'è proba...

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic announced Friday morning that Ravizza Packaging, a third-generation, family owned manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, will open its U.S. headquarters in Akron as part of plans to sell its patented Simplicita Bag Smart throughout America.   Ravizza Packaging, founded in 1982 by Roberto Ravizza and his fath...

Venaria Reale di Torino (the Royal Palace of Venaria) invites visitors to admire the extensive Este painting collection arriving from the Galleria Estense di Modena and other Italian and European museums. During The Italian Courts: The House of Este, expect works by the likes of Cosmè Tura, Dosso Dossi, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, Guercino, Vel...