Romagna Albana is a white wine DOCG from the southwest of Romagna, northern Italy. Four styles of Albana di Romagna exist: secco, amabile, dolce, and passito (a dessert wine). The heartland of the Albana grape is a diverse area, expanding from the coastal zones of Rimini and Riccione to east of Bologna, with an area of gentle hills sitting between the two. Formerly Albana di Romagna, the DOCG name change occured in 2011.
The white Albana grapes cultivated in this appellation are sweet and produce dry light bodied wines with medium acidity. The peach and almond notes pair well with fruit or dessert.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.