Comparing the Nutella competitors

Published Oct. 26, 2017

Nutella is ubiquitous now. Heck, there's even an entire Nutella Cafe in Chicago. And there appear to be more competitors than ever for your hazelnut spread dollar. We decided to taste the ones we could find in Milwaukee and compare them - a difficult job, but we did it, so you don't have to.


Our dream vacations

Published July 16, 2013

It's summer vacation season, and for many of us, that doesn't include international travel. However, if time and money were not an object, where would you like to travel? The OnMilwaukee.com editorial staffers weigh in with their desired destinations.


Uncorked: A conversation with Gaia Gaja

Published July 16, 2009

Many people have referred to Angelo Gaja, current owner of Gaja Vineyards, as the King of Piedmont. His eldest daughter, Gaia, is most definitely worthy of the hyperbolized title of Princess. She carries on the family name and tradition with pride and passion, while holding "court" with the perfectly blended air of confidence and grace. During a recent visit to town, she spoke to OnMilwaukee.com wine expert Nathaniel Bauer.


Uncorked: Exploring the Magical Kingdom of Gaja

Published July 9, 2009

After five generations, this famed Italian producer has captured the hearts, souls and palates of anyone fortunate enough to experience their amazing wines. Be a part of the magic this week in the first installment of a two-part series on the family history and the wines of Gaja.


Tosa turns to Piemonte this autumn

Published Nov. 20, 2008

Earlier in the week I told you about the Piemonte regional dinner at Il Mito Enoteca and now it's also time for Bartolotta's annual white truffle extravaganza, too. It seems "my region" is bursting out all over Milwaukee ... or at least all over Wauwatosa!


Conference unites like-minded peopleucqrtxaxdvauawvsfcvuaw

Published Nov. 19, 2007

For two short days we were all home together, in the land of our ancestors and our contemporary cousins, and we showed the Piemontesi in Piemonte that although we've moved away, we haven't forgotten our history.


"Primo Levi's Journey" comes to Downer

Published Sept. 4, 2007

For much of the world, Primo Levi's voice is the only one we've heard from Jewish Italy. A new film uses his long journey to explore modern Europe.


A pilgrimage to Ellis Island

Published May 21, 2007

The sun is shining and New York’s glass wall of towers is glistening. The harbor is alive with activity: Coast Guard boats with machine guns mounted, police helicopters, the Staten Island Ferry has just left Manhattan. Here in Battery Park, there is a long line waiting to get to Liberty Island and Ellis Island.


Ceretto is the star at scrumptious dinner

Published May 7, 2007

Alba, Italy arrived in Milwaukee Sunday night as Federico Ceretto of Ceretto Aziende Vitivinicole in the Langhe area of Piedmont in northwestern Italy visited Ristorante Bartolotta for a Piemontese wine dinner that included tastes of five Ceretto wines.


Ariondassa's folk music draws us into the continuum

Published July 21, 2006

The music that groups like Ariondassa, Tre Martelli, La Ciapa Rusa and others in Piemonte -- and thousands more from regions all over the world -- represents centuries of enduring -- if threatened -- cultures. Some of it may sound dated to our ears, but, hey, it’s still here, being played around the world.


Gran blog Torino 2006

Published Feb. 27, 2006

Welcome to OnMilwaukee.com's Gran blog Torino 2006, where you can read postings by a group of writers in Milwaukee, Torino and Pinerolo during the 2006 Winter Olympics. We'll talk a little about sports, but also about the vibe surrounding the games and more.


10 things to do in Torino

Published Feb. 3, 2006

Headed to the first capital of Italy to witness first-hand the 2006 Winter Olympics? Then OMC's own Bobby Tanzilo has some suggestions for things to do while in Torino.


Slaloming through the guidebooks to Torino

Published Jan. 23, 2006

The Piemontese capital of Torino is arguably Italy's coolest city, with great music, club, lit, art and film scenes. Thanks to the Olympics in February, the world will finally get to hear about it. Here's a guide to the many guide books popping up about the city in advance of the 2006 Winter Olympics.