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Italian Cuisine: in a Langhe’s castle the Italian National Chefs Team

14-05-2017

Near Alba, Piedmont, in the medieval castle of Roddi, a small village of Langhe hills, is going to be the birthplace of the training camp for young Italian chefs who want to compete in international cooking competitions: the name is Bocuse d'Or Italia Academy directed by Enrico Crippa, chef of the restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba, three Michelin Stars and five Espresso hats. The first task of the Academy will be to prepare the Italian Team to challenge 19 teams of other European countries at the European selection of the “Chefs World Cup” that is the Bocuse d'Or. Crippa explained that "The aim of the Academy is to provide the candidates with the tools they need to get ready for a top-level challenge like the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most important gastronomic contest, in order to honor and maintain the best Italian food culture in Europe and in the world".

Made in Italy: Studying sustainability at the University of Siena

11-05-2017

A Master in Wine Sustainability is the new project launched by the University of Siena, in collaboration with the Santa Chiara Lab platform for innovation and Gambero Rosso Academy and with the support of the United Nations program "SDSN Mediterranean". This ambitious initiative, begun in January, 2016 is part of larger plan that follows the directives imposed by the new rules of “Equalitas-Vino Sostenibile”. The Siena plan proposes a single approach to sustainability in the grape-growing and winemaking sector based on three pilasters – social, environmental and economic – and on the promotion of a collective brand that provides a guarantee to the consumer. The training project will take off in November, 2017. Gambero Rosso, which has always been involved in food and wine education, for both students and businesses, will also participate. The objective is to offer a new opportunity to all winemaking enterprises determined to strengthen their strategies, improve their performance in a constantly evolving market, and approach sustainability no longer as a cost, but as a factor in profit and growth.

Wine: Agreement between Fuji Television and Italian Wine Tourism Movement

02-05-2017

Italian Food and Beverage Industry will be protagonist on the main private Japanese TV. At Vinitaly, the president of Italian Wine Tourism Movement (MTV), Carlo Pietrasanta, said: «We have signed a co-production agreement with Fuji Television, Japan's leading private broadcaster. In few days will be aired the first of the 16 episodes of the documentary series already scheduled for the next four years. This is a unprecedented focus on Italian Made in Italy of Food and Beverage, with both the Italian Embassy in Tokyo and Alitalia as partner for the program.» “Journey to Discover Italian Wines”, this is the name of the documentary series, focuses on Italian wine production and its “co-stars”: gastronomy, art, history and culture. The first episode starts from Sicily and in 2017 episodes will be in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Umbria-Marche, an audience of more than 3 million viewers is expected. Japan represents, among the non EU countries, the 5th country for Italian wine export with a value in 2016 of 165 million euro and a market share of 12.3%

Sparkling wines: business card of Made in Italy

22-04-2017

Of the 5.6 billion euro of Italian exports in 2016, more or less 1 billion euro comes from Made in Italy sparkling wines. At the present 30% of world trade wines are sparkling wines and 15.4% are Italian. While world wine exports are static or even declining, Italy is the first country for volume of sparkling wines exported with about 355,110,000 bottles per year. Italian sparkling wines export trend has been growing for 12 consecutive years: compared to 2015, it is + 13% in volume and + 7.5% in value. The positive trend of exports is mainly thanks to the Prosecco DOCG and DOC which marks a + 20% in 2016, of which 2/3 of the total is consumed by United Kingdom, United States and Germany. The traditional method, especially the Franciacorta, is gaining momentum too with about 3 million bottles consumed in 2016 especially in Japan and United Kingdom. For Mr. Giampietro Comolli, patron of OVSE, the statistical observatory founded in 1991, that conduct consumer surveys in 48 countries, «This growth in consumption is the tangible attestation of the recognition by foreign consumers of Made in Italy sparkling wines high quality and unique identity».

“Arrivederci” Vinitaly 2017

14-04-2017

The 51st edition of Vinitaly, which took place on April 9th to12th in Verona, attracted more than 128,000 visitors from 142 countries. Billed as the world’s leading wine fair in terms of exhibition space and the number of attending operators from the international trade, the show’s global position in the wine world continues to gain momentum. Compared to the 2016 edition, this year could be considered “an edition of historical records” in terms of numbers: the number of international operators increased from the +6% from USA to the +12% from China and the number of foreign buyer jumped up 8% over 2016. Since in the past the Fair was solely for the trade, to satisfy consumers Vinitaly’s organizers created, in collaboration with the Municipality and the Province of Verona, a “fuorisalone” for wine lovers called “Vinitaly and the City”. Set up in different venues in the historic centre of Verona, “Vinitaly and the City” attracted like 35,000 wine drinkers from Italy and from worldwide who could choose between several different wine tasting events in Verona as well as on the Lake Garda shores in the town of Bardolino, well known production area of ​​several excellent Italian wines.

Michelin Guide: Caterina Ceraudo is the best Female Chef in 2017

21-03-2017

The presentation of the 62nd edition of the Michelin Guide Italy 2017, held in Parma, brought a breath of fresh air including a tribute to women of haute cuisine promoted by Veuve Clicquot. The Award Female Chef 2017 has been assigned to Caterina Ceraudo of Ristorante Dattilo, in Strongoli (Calabria), Michelin starred Restaurant since 2012. Young Calabrian chef, born in 1987, Caterina Ceraudo in 2013 took the control of the family restaurant in the middle of an organic farm, where orchards, vineyards and olive groves provide the products for Caterina’s cuisine, typical, simple and full of flavor. Caterina’s cuisine is "modern and uncomplicated at the same time, flavors are often balanced with the right amount of acidity and sweetness." Young, creative and determined, Caterina is a beautiful story of Italian women entrepreneurs.

Made in Italy Beer: +144% artisanal beer export in 10 years

18-02-2017

Italian artisanal beer market does not only grow in Italy but also abroad where the export increased of +144% in 10 years. In 2016 exports were estimated around 180 million Euros registering great results also in the Countries traditionally related to beer production as Germany (+17%), Ireland (+8,1%) and Great Britain (+2%). Its success is surely related to the birth of hundreds of new micro-breweries, often run by under 35 that are really active in this sector with deep innovations as the “farm-to-table” certifications, a direct tie with the farms, new alternative distribution patterns, etc.… The new Made in Italy artisanal production is very diversified: from cannabis beer, to the Apulian artichoke beer, to the sour cherries one, the P.G.I. radicchio flavoured one, the rice one, etc. just to mention some.

China and Wine, import record in 2016

10-02-2017

In China in 2016 is record of wine import with more than 6 million hectolitres imported and a demand always greater of bottled wines. The 2016 scores a new record for China who registers a +15% more than the 2015 on the imports worth. Italy occupies the 5th place as supplier both for sales volume and sales worth, while is growing the Chinese demand for Italian wines. China scores a really significant record making more and more specific requests. Bottled wines are increasingly requested by the Chinese: 76% of imports in volume and 93% in worth. In particular, bottled wines are worth 2,2 billion dollars (+17,2%) for 481 million litres. All data are provided by Nomisma’s Wine Monitor in its last wine export report.

Made in Italy export: boom in the East and USA

27-01-2017

Made in Italy export is growing fast in China, Japan and USA, but also on the EU area market despite the world commerce is slowing down. In the September – November trimester, the Made in Italy export registered on the Chinese market a +14.5%, on the Japanese one a +13,1% and on the American one a +8%. Good results also in the EU area where in the first 11 months of the 2016 the export grew especially referring to Czech Republic (+6,5%), Spain (+5,9%), Germany (+3,3%), France (+2,6%), Austria (+2,4%) and Netherlands (+2,2%) markets. United States still represents the third market for Italian export after Germany and France. Export to the USA in 2016 registered a new record with sales for 36.548 million euros. All these data are very positive especially in light of the global export slowdown (+1,9% compared with the 2015 +2,7%).

In Italy spent more than 2 billion for Christmas meals

25-12-2016

2,3 billion Euros: this is what the Italians have spent at the tables for the food and beverages of Christmas’ Eve dinner and Christmas lunch, that almost 9 Italians on 10 (88%) have spent at home with friends and relatives. Another confirmation of how the Italians cannot renounce to its own traditions, even more when it comes to food: according to Coldiretti exotic foods have almost completely disappeared and the Made in Italy won with boiled and roasted meats, traditional cappelletti with broth, homemade pizzas and desserts. To cook all of this the Italians made another record: an average 3,3 hours time in the kitchen to prepare all the necessary dishes!

EU: Piedmontan meat is finally IGP

23-12-2016

The "vitellone piemontese della coscia" obtained the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) by the EU: the confirmation arrived last 23rd of December. In this way is finally protected not only a unique food tradition as the true "battuta al coltello" but also a unique heritage of Made in Italy from a biodiversity, environment and economy point of view with the Piedmontan bovine race that consist in more 350 thousands head of cattles and 6 thousands enterprises involved in breeding, both traditional and linked to the montains pasture grazing. Its breeding that has a hundred-years old presence in the province of Cuneo (since 1886) has today an annual turnover of more than 500 millions Euros and that with the whole production chain reaches 1 billion 30 millions Euros.

Christmas: Historic record for the Made in Italy on foreign tables

22-12-2016

This Christmas an historic record has been registered on the holydays tables of all around the world by the export of Made in Italy wines, spumante, grappa and liquors, panettone, cheeses, cured meats but also caviar that only for Christmas reached the 3,2 billion Euros (+3%). The analysis made by Coldiretti underlines the growth of exportations of all most typical Christmas products: from spumante (+24%) to caviar (+3%), panettone (+1%), but also wines (+3%) cured meats (+8%) and cheeses (+7%). To lead this Italian Christmas abroad there is th "spumante" that registers a growth in value of +46% in Great Britain and +31% in the United States, first and second market respectively for italians bubbles which go well in France to, home of Champagne, where a +57% in sales is registered.

Wine: Italy is the World Leader

20-10-2016

Italy in 2016 is firmly in command of world wine production with 48,8 million hectolitres followed by France with 41,9 million hectolitres and Spain with 37,8 million hectolitres. The wine production has registered in any case an overall reduction with a -5% for a total of 259,4 million hectolitres: -2% for Italy, -12% for France and +1% for Spain, the three main producers as already said. This is one of the lowest level reached in wine making since 2000 according to the previsions made by the the IOV, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

Boom for pasta production: doubled in 2016

19-10-2016

Since 1998 when was held for the first the World Pasta Day, its production grew of almost the 57%: from 9,1 to 14,3 million tons. 48 (+77%) are the Countries who produces it in accettable quantities (more than 1000 tons) and 52 are those who consume at least 1 kg pro capite per year. Italy is the first one with 25kg/person/year followed by Tunisia with 16kg. In 2015 Italy was confirmed as production leader with 3,2 million tons of which the 56% (1,8 million) is exported. Germany is still Italy biggest market followed by United Kingdom and France.

Italian Cuisine: in a Langhe’s castle the Italian National Chefs Team

14-05-2017

Near Alba, Piedmont, in the medieval castle of Roddi, a small village of Langhe hills, is going to be the birthplace of the training camp for young Italian chefs who want to compete in international cooking competitions: the name is Bocuse d'Or Italia Academy directed by Enrico Crippa, chef of the restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba, three Michelin Stars and five Espresso hats. The first task of the Academy will be to prepare the Italian Team to challenge 19 teams of other European countries at the European selection of the “Chefs World Cup” that is the Bocuse d'Or. Crippa explained that "The aim of the Academy is to provide the candidates with the tools they need to get ready for a top-level challenge like the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most important gastronomic contest, in order to honor and maintain the best Italian food culture in Europe and in the world".

Made in Italy: Studying sustainability at the University of Siena

11-05-2017

A Master in Wine Sustainability is the new project launched by the University of Siena, in collaboration with the Santa Chiara Lab platform for innovation and Gambero Rosso Academy and with the support of the United Nations program "SDSN Mediterranean". This ambitious initiative, begun in January, 2016 is part of larger plan that follows the directives imposed by the new rules of “Equalitas-Vino Sostenibile”. The Siena plan proposes a single approach to sustainability in the grape-growing and winemaking sector based on three pilasters – social, environmental and economic – and on the promotion of a collective brand that provides a guarantee to the consumer. The training project will take off in November, 2017. Gambero Rosso, which has always been involved in food and wine education, for both students and businesses, will also participate. The objective is to offer a new opportunity to all winemaking enterprises determined to strengthen their strategies, improve their performance in a constantly evolving market, and approach sustainability no longer as a cost, but as a factor in profit and growth.

Wine: Agreement between Fuji Television and Italian Wine Tourism Movement

02-05-2017

Italian Food and Beverage Industry will be protagonist on the main private Japanese TV. At Vinitaly, the president of Italian Wine Tourism Movement (MTV), Carlo Pietrasanta, said: «We have signed a co-production agreement with Fuji Television, Japan's leading private broadcaster. In few days will be aired the first of the 16 episodes of the documentary series already scheduled for the next four years. This is a unprecedented focus on Italian Made in Italy of Food and Beverage, with both the Italian Embassy in Tokyo and Alitalia as partner for the program.» “Journey to Discover Italian Wines”, this is the name of the documentary series, focuses on Italian wine production and its “co-stars”: gastronomy, art, history and culture. The first episode starts from Sicily and in 2017 episodes will be in Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Umbria-Marche, an audience of more than 3 million viewers is expected. Japan represents, among the non EU countries, the 5th country for Italian wine export with a value in 2016 of 165 million euro and a market share of 12.3%

Sparkling wines: business card of Made in Italy

22-04-2017

Of the 5.6 billion euro of Italian exports in 2016, more or less 1 billion euro comes from Made in Italy sparkling wines. At the present 30% of world trade wines are sparkling wines and 15.4% are Italian. While world wine exports are static or even declining, Italy is the first country for volume of sparkling wines exported with about 355,110,000 bottles per year. Italian sparkling wines export trend has been growing for 12 consecutive years: compared to 2015, it is + 13% in volume and + 7.5% in value. The positive trend of exports is mainly thanks to the Prosecco DOCG and DOC which marks a + 20% in 2016, of which 2/3 of the total is consumed by United Kingdom, United States and Germany. The traditional method, especially the Franciacorta, is gaining momentum too with about 3 million bottles consumed in 2016 especially in Japan and United Kingdom. For Mr. Giampietro Comolli, patron of OVSE, the statistical observatory founded in 1991, that conduct consumer surveys in 48 countries, «This growth in consumption is the tangible attestation of the recognition by foreign consumers of Made in Italy sparkling wines high quality and unique identity».

“Arrivederci” Vinitaly 2017

14-04-2017

The 51st edition of Vinitaly, which took place on April 9th to12th in Verona, attracted more than 128,000 visitors from 142 countries. Billed as the world’s leading wine fair in terms of exhibition space and the number of attending operators from the international trade, the show’s global position in the wine world continues to gain momentum. Compared to the 2016 edition, this year could be considered “an edition of historical records” in terms of numbers: the number of international operators increased from the +6% from USA to the +12% from China and the number of foreign buyer jumped up 8% over 2016. Since in the past the Fair was solely for the trade, to satisfy consumers Vinitaly’s organizers created, in collaboration with the Municipality and the Province of Verona, a “fuorisalone” for wine lovers called “Vinitaly and the City”. Set up in different venues in the historic centre of Verona, “Vinitaly and the City” attracted like 35,000 wine drinkers from Italy and from worldwide who could choose between several different wine tasting events in Verona as well as on the Lake Garda shores in the town of Bardolino, well known production area of ​​several excellent Italian wines.

Michelin Guide: Caterina Ceraudo is the best Female Chef in 2017

21-03-2017

The presentation of the 62nd edition of the Michelin Guide Italy 2017, held in Parma, brought a breath of fresh air including a tribute to women of haute cuisine promoted by Veuve Clicquot. The Award Female Chef 2017 has been assigned to Caterina Ceraudo of Ristorante Dattilo, in Strongoli (Calabria), Michelin starred Restaurant since 2012. Young Calabrian chef, born in 1987, Caterina Ceraudo in 2013 took the control of the family restaurant in the middle of an organic farm, where orchards, vineyards and olive groves provide the products for Caterina’s cuisine, typical, simple and full of flavor. Caterina’s cuisine is "modern and uncomplicated at the same time, flavors are often balanced with the right amount of acidity and sweetness." Young, creative and determined, Caterina is a beautiful story of Italian women entrepreneurs.

Made in Italy Beer: +144% artisanal beer export in 10 years

18-02-2017

Italian artisanal beer market does not only grow in Italy but also abroad where the export increased of +144% in 10 years. In 2016 exports were estimated around 180 million Euros registering great results also in the Countries traditionally related to beer production as Germany (+17%), Ireland (+8,1%) and Great Britain (+2%). Its success is surely related to the birth of hundreds of new micro-breweries, often run by under 35 that are really active in this sector with deep innovations as the “farm-to-table” certifications, a direct tie with the farms, new alternative distribution patterns, etc.… The new Made in Italy artisanal production is very diversified: from cannabis beer, to the Apulian artichoke beer, to the sour cherries one, the P.G.I. radicchio flavoured one, the rice one, etc. just to mention some.

China and Wine, import record in 2016

10-02-2017

In China in 2016 is record of wine import with more than 6 million hectolitres imported and a demand always greater of bottled wines. The 2016 scores a new record for China who registers a +15% more than the 2015 on the imports worth. Italy occupies the 5th place as supplier both for sales volume and sales worth, while is growing the Chinese demand for Italian wines. China scores a really significant record making more and more specific requests. Bottled wines are increasingly requested by the Chinese: 76% of imports in volume and 93% in worth. In particular, bottled wines are worth 2,2 billion dollars (+17,2%) for 481 million litres. All data are provided by Nomisma’s Wine Monitor in its last wine export report.

Made in Italy export: boom in the East and USA

27-01-2017

Made in Italy export is growing fast in China, Japan and USA, but also on the EU area market despite the world commerce is slowing down. In the September – November trimester, the Made in Italy export registered on the Chinese market a +14.5%, on the Japanese one a +13,1% and on the American one a +8%. Good results also in the EU area where in the first 11 months of the 2016 the export grew especially referring to Czech Republic (+6,5%), Spain (+5,9%), Germany (+3,3%), France (+2,6%), Austria (+2,4%) and Netherlands (+2,2%) markets. United States still represents the third market for Italian export after Germany and France. Export to the USA in 2016 registered a new record with sales for 36.548 million euros. All these data are very positive especially in light of the global export slowdown (+1,9% compared with the 2015 +2,7%).

In Italy spent more than 2 billion for Christmas meals

25-12-2016

2,3 billion Euros: this is what the Italians have spent at the tables for the food and beverages of Christmas’ Eve dinner and Christmas lunch, that almost 9 Italians on 10 (88%) have spent at home with friends and relatives. Another confirmation of how the Italians cannot renounce to its own traditions, even more when it comes to food: according to Coldiretti exotic foods have almost completely disappeared and the Made in Italy won with boiled and roasted meats, traditional cappelletti with broth, homemade pizzas and desserts. To cook all of this the Italians made another record: an average 3,3 hours time in the kitchen to prepare all the necessary dishes!

EU: Piedmontan meat is finally IGP

23-12-2016

The "vitellone piemontese della coscia" obtained the IGP (Protected Geographical Indication) by the EU: the confirmation arrived last 23rd of December. In this way is finally protected not only a unique food tradition as the true "battuta al coltello" but also a unique heritage of Made in Italy from a biodiversity, environment and economy point of view with the Piedmontan bovine race that consist in more 350 thousands head of cattles and 6 thousands enterprises involved in breeding, both traditional and linked to the montains pasture grazing. Its breeding that has a hundred-years old presence in the province of Cuneo (since 1886) has today an annual turnover of more than 500 millions Euros and that with the whole production chain reaches 1 billion 30 millions Euros.

Christmas: Historic record for the Made in Italy on foreign tables

22-12-2016

This Christmas an historic record has been registered on the holydays tables of all around the world by the export of Made in Italy wines, spumante, grappa and liquors, panettone, cheeses, cured meats but also caviar that only for Christmas reached the 3,2 billion Euros (+3%). The analysis made by Coldiretti underlines the growth of exportations of all most typical Christmas products: from spumante (+24%) to caviar (+3%), panettone (+1%), but also wines (+3%) cured meats (+8%) and cheeses (+7%). To lead this Italian Christmas abroad there is th "spumante" that registers a growth in value of +46% in Great Britain and +31% in the United States, first and second market respectively for italians bubbles which go well in France to, home of Champagne, where a +57% in sales is registered.

Wine: Italy is the World Leader

20-10-2016

Italy in 2016 is firmly in command of world wine production with 48,8 million hectolitres followed by France with 41,9 million hectolitres and Spain with 37,8 million hectolitres. The wine production has registered in any case an overall reduction with a -5% for a total of 259,4 million hectolitres: -2% for Italy, -12% for France and +1% for Spain, the three main producers as already said. This is one of the lowest level reached in wine making since 2000 according to the previsions made by the the IOV, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

Boom for pasta production: doubled in 2016

19-10-2016

Since 1998 when was held for the first the World Pasta Day, its production grew of almost the 57%: from 9,1 to 14,3 million tons. 48 (+77%) are the Countries who produces it in accettable quantities (more than 1000 tons) and 52 are those who consume at least 1 kg pro capite per year. Italy is the first one with 25kg/person/year followed by Tunisia with 16kg. In 2015 Italy was confirmed as production leader with 3,2 million tons of which the 56% (1,8 million) is exported. Germany is still Italy biggest market followed by United Kingdom and France.
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