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Italy invented coffee culture. Now it’s a coffee time capsule

TREVISO, Italy — The coffee shop would have been at home in so many other countries. But it certainly didn’t seem Italian. The first oddity was the menu, which included cold brews and pour-overs that are commonplace in Washington, D.C., or Tokyo — but almost impossible to find in Italy. The [...]
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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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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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VENDING MACHINE OPERATORS SHOULD DIVERSIFY IN CHINA

Vending machine offerings should be adapted to different shopping scenarios and environments, a recent report released during the Shanghai Unattended Retail Exhibition argued. Nearly 400 exhibitors took up 36,000 square meters of exhibition space during the three-day expo. Leading industry players and manufacturers such as Bingo Box and Dalian Fiji Bingshan [...]
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