Tag Archives: Country: Italy

12Nov/17

White truffles – how to find them, eat them and sell them

ALBA, ITALY (NOVEMBER 11, 2017) (REUTERS) – Alba in the north western region of Piemonte is known as Italy’s white truffle capital. Licensed truffle hunters forage from autumn through late February with dogs trained to recognize their scent. Growing spontaneously in the earth in just a few regions of Italy and central Europe, white truffles have a unique flavour and aroma. Continue reading

24Oct/17

World wine output set to fall to lowest since 1961

Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world’s largest production area. As Silvia Antonioli reports, the international wine body OIV says global output is expected to fall to 246.7 million hectolitres in 2017, down 8 percent from last year. Continue reading

10Apr/17

Berlusconi “saves” Easter lambs, angering Italy’s meat lobby

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italy’s meat industry by joining a vegetarian campaign and “adopting” five lambs that would have been butchered for Easter.
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28Jan/17

Former Italy PM Berlusconi to stand trial in sex bribery case

Italy’s centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial on charges he bribed witnesses to silence them over accusations he paid for sex with young women.

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12Mar/16
Trump Berlusconi

Is Trump America’s Berlusconi?

Billionaires with bad hair and cringe-worthy gaffes who want to run their country, how similar are former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and Republican front-runner for President Donald Trump?
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