Pairing Italian Food And Wine – Advice From Rachael Lowe

The world of Italian wine is a complex one for many consumers. While pairing Italian wine and food offers great pleasure, knowing what wine to pair with what food is still a mystery to many. I recently sat down with Rachael Lowe, wine director at Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia in [...]
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How to Pair Beer with Italian Food, According to Italians

Pizza and beer. Beer and pizza. They’re the peanut butter and jelly of Italian-American food. But beer and pasta? Beer and a nice rare Fiorentina steak? Beer in place of that ubiquitous aperitivo glass of prosecco? It’s unthinkable. It’s blasphemous. Except, of course, that it’s not. Birra artiginale (that’s Italian [...]
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The world is becoming a giant chain store

tarbucks just opened its first store in Italy, and many are heralding it as a big change for the country, and indeed it is. But it’s not a good change. It’s yet the latest sign that America’s monolithic fast food companies are taking over the world, replacing local community culture, all [...]
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A museum to satisfy all your coffee needs is now open in Turin

If you simply can’t get by without your daily dose of coffee, then rejoice — a museum dedicated entirely to your favourite drink has recently opened in Italy’s industrial heartland, the city of Turin in Piedmont. The Museo Lavazza is a “sensory journey through the world of coffee”. Photo courtesy of Lavazza Famous coffee-producer [...]
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CHINA BOOST FOOD IMPORTS

China announced a series of measures to reduce tariffs and expand imports at the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference, including a 55.9 percent average decline of the most-favored-nation treatment rates for various sectors, including food and beverages. In addition, with the development of cross-border e-commerce and custom transportation, [...]
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