The area’s more than one-thousand-year old wine history proves the close connection between natural and human factors with the peculiar characteristics of the wines first mentioned in the literature with renowned production sites such as Bolzano, Caldaro and Termeno. The uninterrupted export of wine to countries beyond the Alps testifies to the notoriety of the wine of Tyrol (today’s Südtirol) from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Together with tourism and fruit growing, viticulture is one of the three essential pillars of the South Tyrolean economy and the oldest in terms of tradition. It delimits a relatively small but very varied vineyard extension, as it is characterized by heterogeneous conditions of exposure, altitude, microclimate and soil type.
The Alto Adige DOC wine obtained the recognition of the Controlled Designation of Origin on 14 April 1975.
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.