Bardolino DOC is a light red ruby wine with a medium body and an easy-drinking style. It is made on the eastern shores of Lake Garda, in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy.
The climate and the morphological features of the region allowed the plantation of vines since the Bronze Age. In fact, numerous findings have been discovered from the Roman period, such as chalices and other vessels that testify to the production of wine in the area.
However, only in the nineteenth century, the local wine was officially registered as “Bardolino”. In 1968 it obtained the DOC label (Controlled Designation of Origin), and the production area was defined. A year later, in 1969, local producers founded the Protection Consortium in order to guarantee compliance with the productive process, the features and specificities of the Bardolino wine. Wines made in the original, traditional vineyard areas are designated as Classico. The slightly more robust, stronger Bardolino Superiore wines were granted independent DOCG status in 2001.
Today the Bardolino is renowned and appreciated worldwide; most of the bottles are exported abroad, particularly to Germany, the UK, Austria, France, Denmark, Switzerland, the USA, Canada and Japan.
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.