Era un grande promotore dell’Italia e dell’italianità a New York. Un public relation man che ha ottenuto risultati eccezionali sia negli Stati Uniti che in Italia. Dinamico, elegante e… fortunato. Era sopravvissuto a due attentati terroristici al World Trade Center: il primo nel febbraio del 1993, il secondo l’11 settembre, ma su questo ci tornerò....

Chances are you’ll be enjoying a splash of prosecco in your Aperol spritzes this summer—we get it, the aromatic aperitif is delicious—but the versatile Italian bubbly is much more than the third ingredient in a summer cocktail. In fact, Prosecco’s effervescent beauty is best experienced sans additional liquor, straight from the bottle—a twee mini b...

Upper Italy is shaped like a tilted T and the administrative region named ‘Friuli Venezia Giulia’ is situated on the right side of the upper horizontal bar. It is four-fifths the size of the isle of Cyprus, or twice the area of the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Its geographical location has constantly invited disruption. During the decline and fall o...

Istrian Lamb, oil, Vitovska wines and Tabor cheese. The offspring of the hard Carso uplands, battered by the wind and rich in attractive little villages. And in cosmopolitan Trieste, a special cooked ham, confectioners and historical cafes. The harsh upland of the Carso is buffeted by the wind but well-endowed with characteristic little villages, m...

Italy's northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday congratulated Italy and its Prosecco region, located in the Veneto region. Prosecco has become the most popular Ital...

When the weather is warm and meals tend to be lighter, many wine-lovers opt for a chilled glass of rosé. Although rosé wines are produced in different countries around the world (including the U.S), we commonly associate them with the south of France. That was—before we visited Puglia, an epicenter of pink wine production. Before that, we didn’t ev...

You know a drink has really made it when Marks & Spencer starts selling it in a can. It was only a matter of time with gin & tonic (‘gin in a tin’), and who hasn’t enjoyed a pre-mixed canned mojito. Now finally, after a substantial online campaign, last month saw the debut of M&S’ Aperitivo Spritzer. Though not licensed to use actual Aperol, nobody...

I had the pleasure to interview Francesco Amodeo. Francesco is the Presidente of Don Ciccio & Figli and founder of Think Italian LLC. Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Amodeo began his journey in the hospitality industry as a young boy growing up in the small town of Furore, Italy, a quaint, tight-knit hamlet of just over 800 residents. With an extended family su...

It is well-known that tourists have always been in love with Italian food and wine, but the fact that the latter are fundamental elements in planning a trip to Italy is a phenomenon that we have only began to observe in the past few years. According to the “First Report on Italian Food and Wine Tourism” – drafted by Roberta Garibaldi under the scie...

I nuovi dazi dell'amministrazione Trump sono un "duro colpo" all'agroalimentare italiano e un vantaggio per il "falso made in Italy", portando così a un doppio danno al nostro Paese. È quanto emerge da un'analisi della Coldiretti sugli effetti provocati dai nuovi dazi annunciati da Washington nei confronti dei prodotti dell'Unione Europea per la vi...